In today’s manufacturing climate, your competitive edge relies on improving operating margins, reducing overhead costs, and decreasing capital requirements – all while bearing greater demands from consumers. Using our honed LEAN Improvement Methodology, we will guide you to achieve a measurable 37% average increase in productivity.
Improve operating margin and reduce overhead costs
Competing in today’s global economy requires manufacturing organizations to improve their operating margin, reduce overhead costs, and decrease capital requirements. Additionally, consumers demands are increasing for higher quality, lower price and faster delivery. We go beyond processes to examine products and people including staff performance, management behaviour, and use of technology that are critical to your business operations.
We do not simply leave clients with a report of recommendations. We employ a participative approach to engage your people through every step of our engagement. Through interviewing employees and managers, reviewing documentation, and observing processes, Propel Solutions addresses key areas to improve efficiency, optimize cost, and improve quality through effective organizational design.
We create a culture of continuous improvement
Defined Key Performance Metrics (KPIs) – we will create a framework to identify the Key Metrics including Service Levels, Productivity, Speed and Quality for Key Processes. These measures can be used to determine the current level of performance as well as measure the success of the implementation.
Review of Current Practices and Tools – Propel will conduct a thorough as-is analysis from which we can then design sustainable solutions. This includes mapping key processes, gathering and analyzing financial/operating data, conducting direct observations and mapping out management tools.
Assessed Impact of Non-Value-Added Activities – Propel will perform process observations to uncover the customer value-added and non-value-added activities. These observations will highlight manufacturing capacity.
Introduction to Lean Training – Propel often delivers introductory workshop on Process Improvement. The workshop covers improvement concepts as well as outline the change management process.
5S Analysis – Propel provides a complete 5S assessment of your manufacturing workplace based on LEAN and Six Sigma methodologies. This is an opportunity to discard waste and implement a clean, efficient environment.
Change Management Strategy – Propel will conduct an initial assessment of the organization to identify the change readiness. We will then be able to provide a comprehensive plan to address change management needs for the project.