Understanding the relationship and benefits between a Toyota Based Production System (Lean) and an ISO 9001 based Quality Management System is very difficult, unless one has a background in both, which is quite uncommon.
The difficulty in managing change from inside
There is a tremendous amount of waste in having multiple systems and/or departments (Quality, Lean, Six Sigma, Continuous Improvement, Cost Reduction) attempting to help the organization continuously improve, and as such, competing against each other for resources and attention. The irony lies in the fact that the actual departments attempting to eliminate waste from an organization are oftentimes contributing to an organization’s waste.
We can help!
We can teach you to “see the waste” within your organization’s structure and we can provide you a path that will lead you away from the waste. We will provide the recommendations on how to modify and integrate all of your Continuous Improvement systems and/or departments, and we can provide all consulting, training, and facilitation services necessary to do so.
We provide full lean transformation and process improvement services and can provide the necessary training, consulting, and facilitation services in all of the lean tools as well in the establishment of a true lean and continuous improvement focused culture.