Eliminate waste, improve productivity, grow your bottom line
What We Do
Manufacturers have been employing lean manufacturing principles for years, but is your organization committed to building a culture of continuous improvement? Are you empowering employees at all levels to see waste and eliminate it?
Our continuous improvement experts work with manufacturers to combine effective process improvements with engaged employees to produce efficient, agile business operations that reduce time, motion, energy, and material and energy wastes.
What You Can Expect
- Reduced lead times and inventory
- Increased employee skills and stronger leadership development
- Lower production costs, decreased rework, scrap, and environmental impact
- Improved workplace safety and morale
- Build and sustain your lean culture
How it Works
An Enterprise Minnesota client needed to shorten its lead time to meet growing sales demand while also keeping its inventory costs in check. Our continuous improvement experts led the client through a value stream mapping (VSM) of it key processes to examine the flow of production through its entire facility and how it impacted total costs. Our experts and the client’s leadership developed a future state map of their processes and created an action plan. Enterprise Minnesota trained company staff how to recognize waste and implement improvements. After the VSM, the client implemented our lean principles with targeted kaizen events to reduce time and motion wastes, and material and energy wastes organization-wide.
With a culture of continuous improvement in place, the client saw significantly reduced lead times and rework and decreased inventory costs.
Why Enterprise Minnesota
For 30 years, Enterprise Minnesota has advised midsize to smaller manufacturing companies across the state on how to increase revenue, boost productivity, improve operational excellence, and grow profitably. Our experts have spent years working in and around manufacturing and will work with you to develop the customized solutions your business needs to compete and grow. We guarantee all of our work.
We are Minnesota’s Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) affiliate, which provides us a dynamic network of resources that contribute to our client’s success.
- Lean Assessment
- Lean Principals
- Value Stream Mapping
- 5S Workplace Organization
- Manufacturing Facilities Layout
- Set Up Reduction
- Total Productive Maintenance
- Lean Office
- Office Value Stream Mapping
- Quick Wins
- Lean Engineering
- Product Engineering