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Lean Manufacturing Assessment


The Lean Manufacturing Assessment is for companies looking to implement lean and
agile business practices into their operations. Buker, Inc. client companies
that have implemented the Lean Manufacturing Assessment recommendations have
been the recipients of the Malcolm Baldrige Award, Shingo Prize Award winners,
and listed in Industry Week’s America’s Best Plants.


The Lean Manufacturing Assessment is 2-4 days in duration, depending on the size
of the company’s site operations.

Assessment Areas:

The areas covered in the assessment include:

  • Cultural Awareness
  • Structured Flow Manufacturing
  • Small Lot Production
  • Setup Reduction
  • Fitness for Use
  • Employee Involvement
  • Control Through Visibility
  • Housekeeping/Workplace Organization
  • Total Quality Focus
  • Level Load and Balanced Flow
  • Preventative Maintenance
  • Supplier Partnerships
  • Kanban Pull Systems
  • Employee Education and Training


Lead time reduction 50%-90%
Quality costs reduced 45%-55%
Inventory reduced 40%-60%
Floor space reduced 40%-60%
Manufacturing costs reduced 20%-40%
Purchasing costs reduced 5%-20%


Lean Manufacturing Assessment Deliverables

The Lean Manufacturing Assessment wrap-up is with the company’s senior
management to present observations, findings and recommendations. The output of
the Lean Manufacturing Assessment provides:

  • Detailed action items for best practice/business process improvement.
  • Defined Lean Manufacturing pilot initiatives.
  • Defined process improvement task teams.
  • Detailed education plans to ensure employee involvement and continuous
    improvement in business operations.
  • Implementation of key operating performance measurements to establish a
    habit of ongoing improvement.
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