Lean manufacturing focuses on reducing waste. Waste--in the form of overproduction, defects, inappropriate processing, and more--impedes productivity. Our Lean consultants work through processes to find areas that are overburdened or uneven. The result? Increased value for your customers and your organization.

The manufacturing principles behind Lean are derived in part from the Toyota Production System (TPS). While TPS encompasses more than just process improvement, it is responsible for helping Toyota grow from a small company to one of the largest automakers in the world. 

The same Lean principles and methods that helped turn Toyota into an industry leader can be applied to any environment.  Lean Workflows consultants specialize in small-to-midsize organizations.  Consultants help build and implement strategies resulting in reduced waste, more value, and a more efficient process.  From refining processes in preparation for a move to automation or identifying and leveraging opportunities to grow your business, Lean Workflows will see you to success. 

The Lean Workflows Process

Step 4
Create a road map
Lean road maps incorporate strategy, assumptions and actions. Lean Workflows consultants will help design a map that's achievable for your organization.

Step 1
Define the scope
Lean Workflows consultants work with your business to understand the systemic issues your organization is facing.

Step 5
Continuous Improvement
Lean process improvement is more than a one-time thing; it's a culture. Lean Workflows consultants will see your strategy through execution.

We're always on hand to help refine the process as business changes as well, ensuring success into the future.

Step 2
Create a plan
Together, we'll create a plan using principles of Lean process design to address the process-driven issues.

Step 3
Involve stakeholders
The success of any plan lies in leveraging the expertise of those involved. Lean Workflows consultants facilitate conversations and visualize current and ideal states.

Just as a carpenter needs a vision of what to build in order to get the full benefit of a hammer, Lean thinkers need a vision before picking up our Lean tools. Thinking deeply about purpose, process, people is the key to doing this.
— James P. Womack, Ph.D. at MIT's International Motor Vehicle Program