Lean and Variation Reduction

The practical application of improving processes through analysis in order to enhance profitability.  A companies internal processes are usually a source of inefficiency and needless waste that only require simple analysis in order to produce significant improvements.  A systematic approach of analysis using standard techniques focusing on Lean and Variation reduction can quickly result in significant gains.

Lean:    Removing waste by analysing current operational methods

    Repetition,   Duplication,   Transference,  Inventory,  etc.

Variation:  Removal of variation brings order and consistency to processes by introducing standard repeatable fixed patterns for processes.

Fixed schedules,  Repeating patterns,  Human methods,  etc.