Lean management is the world’s most recognized concept and philosophy for

CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT OF BUSINESS, PROCESSES AND EMPLOYEES 

Although the term Lean is most commonly associated with manufacture and manufacturing processes, this Japanese methodology has also been successfully applied in service companies. Excellent application results are evident in financial institutions, metal processing and electrical industry, food industry, medicine, education, healthcare, tourism, public administration, construction, services…

Lean management is the world’s most recognized concept and philosophy for

CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT OF BUSINESS, PROCESSES AND EMPLOYEES 

Although the term Lean is most commonly associated with manufacture and manufacturing processes, this Japanese methodology has also been successfully applied in service companies. Excellent application results are evident in financial institutions, metal processing and electrical industry, food industry, medicine, education, healthcare, tourism, public administration, construction, services…

At the heart of Lean methodology are processes and the pursuit of excellence.

Lean methodology highlights:

RESPECT FOR PEOPLE
IDENTIFYING AND ELIMINATING LOSSES
CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT
RESPECT FOR PEOPLE
IDENTIFYING AND ELIMINATING LOSSES
CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT

How to start with Lean implementation?

Easy!

If you want to improve processes, business, employees and solve everyday problems your company keeps facing, and as a result make significant savings, Lean methodology is the right solution for you.

You want a structured, clear, effective implementation with excellent results?

Hire external experts!

Many companies try to implement Lean on their own, but soon run into obstacles, fail to properly apply the tools or give up. They waste time and resources and there are no results. In the end, the venture was more expensive than hiring professional external experts.

Choose professionals with years of experience, who have worked on various projects and have good references. Be careful of prices that seem like the best deal which turn out to be a more expensive venture than initially stated. Good news travels fast so ask for a recommendation from companies that implemented Lean.

Choose experts and companies that have years of experience, good references and excellent results.

Types of activities according to Lean

According to Lean, each process is made-up of these activities:

  • VAT (VALUE ADDED TIME): they shape a product/service and the buyer will pay for them
  • NVAT (NON VALUE-ADDED TIME): activities that do not add value, but are necessary, such as laws and regulations
  • WT (WASTE TIME): activities that waste resources and the buyer will not pay for them

According to Lean, each process is made-up of these activities:

  • VAT (VALUE ADDED TIME): they shape a product/service and the buyer will pay for them
  • NVAT (NON VALUE-ADDED TIME): activities that do not add value, but are necessary, such as laws and regulations
  • WT (WASTE TIME): activities that waste resources and the buyer will not pay for them

Types of activities in a company by percentage

  • WT
  • NVAT
  • VAT

Companies can have over 85% of activities that are complete waste (WT) and drain company’s resources.

When seen the effect in cost, it is clear that the company needs to do something to lessen those activities or neutralize them.

Lean has clearly defined types of waste that lead to such situations and tools for removing them.

  • WT
  • NVAT
  • VAT

Companies can have over 85% of activities that are complete waste (WT) and drain company’s resources.

When seen the effect in cost, it is clear that the company needs to do something to lessen those activities or neutralize them.

Lean has clearly defined types of waste that lead to such situations and tools for removing them.

LEAN APPLICATION RESULTS:

Less errors in production and processes
Increased productivity
Better organized work places
Higher product/service quality
Lower costs
Less work injuries
Shorter production/service cycle
Decreased inventory
Less complaints and waste

LEAN APPLICATION RESULTS:

Less errors in production and processes
Increased productivity
Better organized work places
Higher product/service quality
Lower costs
Less work injuries
Shorter production/service cycle
Decreased inventory
Less complaints and waste

Where can Lean be implemented?

If there’s a process, apply Lean!

Thinking Lean is applied only in medium & big companies is far from the truth. Micro or small companies have the advantage in implementation speed.

The amount of processes, number & complexity of products, number of employees, production issues, identified percentage of waste – all of that affects the implementation speed.

Lean is also an excellent ally in organizing your private life.

How long does it take to implement Lean?

It depends on several factors, the main ones being:

  • Company size and number of employees
  • Quantity and complexity of processes
  • Waste representation in the company
  • Objectives to be achieved

By our experience and estimate, implementation projects last from 6 to 24 months.

Where can Lean be implemented?

If there’s a process, apply Lean!

Thinking Lean is applied only in medium & big companies is far from the truth. Micro or small companies have the advantage in implementation speed.

The amount of processes, number & complexity of products, number of employees, production issues, identified percentage of waste – all of that affects the implementation speed.

Lean is also an excellent ally in organizing your private life.

How long does it take to implement Lean?

It depends on several factors, the main ones being:

  • Company size and number of employees
  • Quantity and complexity of processes
  • Waste representation in the company
  • Objectives to be achieved

By our experience and estimate, implementation projects last from 6 to 24 months.

Top Lean Companies in the world

Coca-Cola

Nestle

Boeing

GE

Airbus

Klinika Mayo

Bank of America

Intel

Ford

Nike

ZARA

IKEA

Toyota

Caterpillar

Croatian companies that implement Lean

Raiffeisen banka

Hrvatski telekom

Podravka

Pliva

Končar

Eko Međimurje

Končar energ. transformatori

Klimaoprema

KBC Zagreb

Pro-klima

Spiroflex

ALU-KON

Metalelektro 

Assa Abloy Metalind

Top Lean Companies in the world

Coca-Cola

Nestle

Boeing

GE

Airbus

Klinika Mayo

Bank of America

Intel

Ford

Nike

ZARA

IKEA

Toyota

Caterpillar

Croatian companies that implement Lean

Raiffeisen banka

Hrvatski telekom

Podravka

Pliva

Končar

Eko Međimurje

Končar energ. transformatori

Klimaoprema

KBC Zagreb

Pro-klima

Spiroflex

ALU-KON

Metalelektro 

Assa Abloy Metalind

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