Lean Consultants in the USA
Why Choose TXM’s US Lean Consultants?
We understand growing businesses and are passionate about manufacturing. This enables us to see things your way. We all admire the achievements of that Japanese car company. But our consultants know that our customers are not Japanese and they don’t make cars. And as for all those Japanese words and special “Lean” jargon, well we believe there is a place for that, and that place is called Japan. We speak your language and understand your industry and adapt our solutions to solve your problem.
We believe that helping your business to transform its performance is the best way to get sustainable change and ensure that your teams are motivated to continue their development. We therefore work with you for as long as it takes to achieve change and provide you with a strong return on your investment.
Case Studies of Our Work in the United States
TXM have worked with clients across the United States since 2014 to deliver sustainable operational excellence through practical application of Lean Thinking.
When you visit our case studies you will see companies just like you who have great products and the know how to sell them but were struggling to create the capacity and deliver the cash flow to grow.
Globally we have worked with over 500 companies in almost every industry you can think of. You can read their transformation stories in our case studies.
Lean Consulting Services in the United States
Our approach is to start with an initial free of charge visit to your site to understand your business and the challenges you are facing. Our services typically include:
- Designing Lean factory and warehouse layouts
- Streamlining your office and engineering workflows
- Creating an organized, safe and efficient manufacturing operation
- Optimizing warehouse processes and productivity
- Reducing inventory and fine tuning your supply chain
- Developing the leaders at every level of your business
- Helping you get the most out of the technology in your business
We will customize a fixed price proposal to meet your specific needs and solve the challenges that your business is facing today.
Experienced Lean Consultants in the United States
Our American consulting team are experienced manufacturing professionals who have had to learn Lean the hard way – by delivering practical results on the factory and warehouse floor.
We don’t hire trainers, but instead look for manufacturing leaders with a practical understanding of what happens in a manufacturing operation and a proven track record of delivering change. After joining our team they are trained in TXM’s unique approach.
They then benefit from our global knowledge base and ongoing consultant professional development. Therefore, you can be confident that your business is receiving the world best standard of support when you hire TXM.
Lean Solutions in The United States of America
North American businesses need to be highly efficient because they face higher business costs than their global counterparts in countries like China, Indonesia, and India.
For many businesses, the answer is Lean, a set of principles and practices that help them reduce waste and maximize manufacturing productivity to make them more competitive within the global marketplace.
How a lean consultant works
To make the transition to Lean manufacturing, a manufacturer needs to hire the services of a Lean consultant. The consultant starts by getting a clear picture of how you run your business and your long-term goals.
They use this information to make recommendations and develop programs to improve your processes, boost efficiency, and cut costs. Once they have a clear picture of how the business runs and its long-term goals, the lean consultant makes recommendations and develops programs to improve overall processes and cut costs.
Understanding visual Management
Visual Management is a critical tool in the world of Lean, providing a link between data and people. This tool uses visual cues on a board to instantly provide concise and accurate information to workers at all times.
An effective visual management board relies on instinctive visual cues that communicate essential information that includes performance, standards, expectations, and warnings to a workplace’s employees “at a glance.” The board ensures that the data is instantly identifiable and does not require interpretation.
Common Lean manufacturing terms
The Lean world could look a bit like alphabet soup to an outsider. In any lean meeting, you can expect to hear acronyms and terms that appear randomly. As you start to embrace Lean manufacturing, you will find that the words represent how you can improve your processes. They include:
- Cycle Time: How long it takes to complete a single task.
- Takt time – the average rate of customer demand – how often on average a customer buys your product.
- JIT (Just-in-Time): Receiving material exactly when needed, so a plant never has too many or too few parts.
- Kaizen: Japanese for “continuous improvement.” Kaizen eliminates waste from processes in an incremental manner.
- Kanban: An essential inventory control tool in a JIT system.
There are many more and may look like a lot to digest, but your Lean consultant will help you make sense of it all. Visit our Glossary to find explanations of more Lean terms.
Talk To TXM USA About Achieving Operational Excellence with Lean
Do you constantly find yourself “putting out fires” arising from your organization’s operational issues? Contact TXM USA today, and let our Lean consultants show you a new approach to operational excellence.