Today’s successful companies are flexible, efficient, and responsive to change. They produce only what their customers need, precisely when they need it, with zero defects. They have efficient processes, and a safe working environment for employees who are engaged and committed to results. SCMEP’s Continuous Improvement solutions prepare manufacturers to implement the daily behaviors that ensure a continuous flow of value to the customer. Below are some of the many services we offer.
Lean Product Suite
Lean Manufacturing processes help organizations improve performance and eliminate waste by utilizing various tools and training certification programs. It allows organizations to create additional value for customers with fewer resources. A primary goal of Lean Manufacturing is to eliminate waste; that is, anything that does not add value to the final product. In this respect, large inventories are seen as a type of waste that carries a high cost.
Theory of Constraints
TOC is a management philosophy that enables systems to achieve higher performance in relation to their goal. When the system is a for-profit business, the goal is increasing revenue in the present and future. Every system has at least one constraint which prevents it from achieving higher performance relative to its goal. Training encompasses the basic Theory of Constraints, categories of constraints, and the steps utilized to improve system throughput.
Six Sigma is a measure of quality that strives for perfection. It is a statistically driven methodology for eliminating defects and reducing variation in both products and processes. This proven DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, Control) methodology uses data to identify and execute improvement projects.
A good quality management system promotes the continuous improvement of product and process, while also supporting ISO registration requirements. A well-implemented and maintained system will result in financial improvements for the enterprise as defective parts per million (ppm) decrease and on-time shipping performance increases.