Simple Manufacturing Improvement Ideas

Every business is on a journey: “you buy stuff – you make stuff – you sell stuff”… hoping to make profit.

Simple: Today everybody wants to improve what they do – Everybody wants to earn and spend more & more money… SO: How can we do simple...

Over Engineered


  • Design OUT Complicated Product Design
  • Design OUT Complicated Work Processes
  • Design OUT Non-Value Waste and Clutter
  • Design IN Simple Manufacturing Methods
  • Design IN Simple Workplace Floor Layout
  • Write Simple Standard Work Procedures
Design Out Non-Value Clutter


  • Remove – Non-Value Procedures & Operations
  • Reduce or Eliminate – Waiting
  • Reduce – Inventory Clutter
  • Reduce – Process Motion
  • Reduce – Process Time
  • Reduce – Over Processing
  • Right Size – Manufacturing Area
  • Eliminate – Rework – Repair – Scrap
  • Apply – Simple, Standardise, Reduce Variation


  • Reduced manufacturing costs
  • Improved process and productivity
  • Improved Cash, Cash-Flow, Sales and Profits

We Have To Change Our Way Of Thinking In “The Race To ZERO”



For over 30 years we’ve designed and implemented “Business Improvement” Projects.

Atherton Management Services Ltd:  We help people in business improve their business.

Please Contact Us, tell us your issues – tell us how you would like to improve your business. 

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