ATEMI Consulting is a Lean Management and industrial organization consultancy agency. Its expertise has been gained through major Lean transformations and performances, profitability and competitiveness improvements of companies such as United Technologies in the US, Airbus, numerous Airbus suppliers worldwide, Siemens automotive, Renault-Nissan...
Lean management is both a management approach and an organisational system that enables to generate or to improve Customer Value through the improvement of the company performances in Quality, Costs and Deliveries. Any company regardless of its industry sector, seeks to obtain better productivity at lower cost, flawless operations and streamlined processes. Lean is a set of key principles and methods aiming at the efficiency and effectiveness of all company processes through the systematic elimination of non-value added (wastes) and through the reduction of processes variations that generate defects and non-quality.
The key objective of Lean Management is to improve this Customer Value. Its improvement is fundamental in any company financial health initiative, competitiveness or in order to gain new market shares in a global competitive environment.
This Value is characterized by the ratio of the satisfaction of needs (from the customer perspective) and the cost associated to reach this satisfaction.
Customer Value = Satisfaction of Needs / Cost
Indeed, the Customer Value increases when the company performances in Quality (of products or services) and Delays are improved, in order to answer expectations and customer needs. The Customer Value increases also when the company internal costs are reduced and, as a consequence, the price of products and services to customers too.
That way, the Customer Value contibute significantly to company's profitability and competitiveness improvements.
In generating and maximizing Customer Value through the reduction of inefficiencies and through the reduction of non-value added, Lean Management improve the company performances, and at the same time, reduces internal costs.
In this context, ATEMI Consulting Lean Management consultants use 5 key operational Lean Management principles that are complementary and interrelated such as ; Pull, Takt, Flow, Zero Variation, Integration of All, which are the most efficient and effective Lean elements to improve the company performances in Quality, Delays and Costs, and which are applicable to any company processes (products or services), regardless of its sector of activity.
These principles associated to comprehensive Lean deployment structures (Lean diagnosis and/or Lean Operating System), allow ATEMI Consulting to propose rapid, practical and global solutions of implementing Lean Management in your company or to implement pragmatic solutions to resolve a specific Quality, Cost or Delivery performance issue.
Flow & Single Piece Flow principles:
Objectives of Flow principles:
Value flows uninterrupted along the Value Stream:
Objectives of Pull principles:
Products are produced and delivered only at request of customer :
Takt time principles:
Objectives of Takt time principles:
Takt time follows the pace of customer demand and the contents consist of only added value activities:
Zero Variation principles:
Objectives of Zero Variation principles:
There is no variation in the commitment made to the customer and the standard processes:
Integration of All principles:
Objectives of Integration of All principles:
Everybody in the organization has a strong sense of responsibility for sustaining Lean principles:
Whether from a Lean industrial diagnosis or from a complete Lean Management implementation structure (Lean Operating System), the Lean Management consultants of ATEMI Consulting will identify the priorities of your company for Lean implementation, being in Manufacturing, Engineering, Supply Chain, etc.. or support processes.
Processes or value streams identified for improvement are addressed through multifunctional teams in Kaizen workshops or Kaizen events (rapid workshops - typically 2 to 5 days) that are the key enablers of an effective Lean implementation, in a way to achieve the objectives within the shortest timeframe and through the most efficient and effective manner. The consultants in Lean Management of ATEMI Consulting will provide the adequate guidance, training-to-action and coaching to the different teams.
Expected outcomes are to have critical processes or value streams mapped out and optimized with solutions developed and agreed by the entire Kaizen team. Regular follow-up reviews, supported by ATEMI Consulting Lean Management consultants, will take place to support implementation, inclusive of all impacted employees to ensure they feel part of the change, resulting in a direct, positive impact on their satisfaction, motivation and morale.
Key advanced Lean Management principles are taught, explained and applied (training-to-action) by ATEMI Consulting Lean Management consultants during these Kaizen workshops or Kaizen events, with the objective to dramatically improve your Quality, Costs and Delivery company performances, whether it is an industry, healthcare, bank, service or IT company.
The implementation of these advanced principles of Lean Management will allow more cost-effective Operations, more efficient processes and increased Value to Customers particularly in :
ATEMI Consulting Lean Management consultants propose adequate services of products and processes cost reduction through Value Engineering principles, which are considered around the globe as the most effective approach to cost reduction.
Also practiced in multifunctional team during Kaizen events, the Value Engineering principles are to identify system or process functions (primary, secundary and constraint functions - the function relates to the intended use of a product or process) along with the associated functions costs, in a way to identifiy and to reduce the secondary costly functions.
The team will develop alternative less costly solutions which have no impact, as prerequisite, on product integrity and Customer Satisfaction.