Lean Manufacturing is one of the services provided by Resource Plan and is aimed at reducing production costs and wastage of resources. Three areas of the service are summarized here below.
A. WORK STUDY (MOTION AND TIME STUDY)
• Method Study: Work simplification, identify areas of cost reduction and efficiency
o Elimination of unnecessary operations that do not add value to the product
o Elimination of unnecessary transports and storages for materials and finished product
o Minimize distances moved by people while working
o Delivery of production materials and finished product just in time (JIT)
• Time Study: Timing to establish standard times taken to do jobs for the following purposes:
o Determining the exact number of people and equipment required for the work
o Line balancing to eliminate waiting, idle time and delays for all work stations on a
o Development of production time standards for production planning and performance
o Work measurement to establish fair work for fair pay and performance incentive schemes
B. PRODUCT QUALITY
Study the root causes of product defects and look for ways of eliminating them.
C. INVOLVEMENT OF STAFF
Look for ways of involving employees in continuous improvements of production performance