Lean principles drive continuous improvement and ROI for our industrial staffing clients.
Our experience is in delivering meaningful program results, identifying and capturing value and delivering continuous return on investment for our clients. Whether we are supporting a short-term consulting project or a 27-year client partnership, Staff Management | SMX’s industrial staffing advantage is our tactical execution, productivity enhancements and high-touch service delivery.
Optimize Productivity & Efficiency with Lean Assessment
Using lean principles and our Five-Step Lean Assessment Process, we assist our industrial-based clients in analyzing their current production levels and processes in order to identify opportunities for optimization. Through this process, we leverage our significant domain expertise in the design, implementation and management of high-touch contingent labor solutions. Our team of industry veterans and lean experts provide a thorough current state assessment, accurate analysis and expert guidance to help facilitate well-informed decision making and establish a sound case for change. As part of our industrial staffing service offering, we can define the opportunities, guide the strategy and support the implementation of a streamlined facility.
Five-Step Lean Assessment Process Identifies Opportunities & Guides Change
Step 1 – Identify Project
A Staff Management | SMX operations team will assist in identifying the project. Our experienced project management team then facilitates a collaborative process to define client project objectives, goals and timelines utilizing proven methodology for capturing and prioritizing all key stakeholder program expectations.
Step 2 – Conduct Current State Analysis
We deploy a site assessment team to identify cost reduction recommendations and potential process improvements. By assessing our client’s marketplace, current service delivery model and associated gaps, we provide thorough documentation that captures and quantifies all relevant program data, opportunities for improvement and options for moving forward.
Step 3 – Lean Program Design
Our site assessment team will incorporate a combination of strategies in our assessment process such as:
- Lean and Six Sigma methodology to increase predictability and decrease waste and rework in production
- Facility layout and design for packaging lines and returns processing centers
- Method improvement plans and time-and-motion studies
- Standards development process and 5S methodology
- Associate training and labor standards process
Through this comprehensive lean program design process, inclusive of defined program goals and measurable return on investment (ROI), our project management teams employs industry best practices to improve our client’s business processes, profitability, competitiveness and organizational efficiencies.
Step 4 – Delivery of Proposed Program Savings
Staff Management | SMX creates and validates a formal business case that provides our client with quantifiable justification for the recommended approach and access to data which will assist in decision making.
Step 5 – Customized Reporting & Savings Validation Tracking
We provide reporting and tracking customized for each client that can be drilled down to the site level or rolled-up organization-wide. This comprehensive program reporting provides visibility into both individual site improvements and overall program savings.
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