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Lean Manufacturing Productivity & Efficiency Review

Lean Manufacturing Efficiency & Productivity Review

Manufacturing Productivity Review

Manufacturing Productivity Review

Simply put this Lean Manufacturing Efficiency & Productivity Review service is one where we visit your factory, your manufacturing site.

With you and your staff we review the Manufacturing Efficiency and Productivity of your business. This could be the shop floor or the support functions – Finance, Development, Transport.


before you embark on your next investment in training or improvement, wouldn’t it be good to see how much is really possible with what you’ve already got?

Call Mark Greenhouse MEng, BEng on 01904 277007 to see if you can book one of the FREE ONE DAY LEAN MANUFACTURING + PRODUCTIVITY ASSESSMENTS we offer every month or ASK about our training & consulting services.

Alternatively contact him on email Send Mail to Mark

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What Do We Do?

We spend time with your staff listening for and observing the Frustrations they have.

We work out how much time and effort is lost to these frustrations. 

We look and listen out for the “true” Bottlenecks holding you performance back.

We look for the root causes of the the frustrations.  

Then we’ll report back on how you can overcome these issues and get more from what you have.


Our services are based on our considerable operations management experience we have. All of our consultants have run Factories and Manufacturing Plants as senior managers through to Operations Director level.

We know that any improvement work recommended has to go hand in hand with your daily operations.  You have to improve and deliver at the same time.

Maybe you have a single site project in mind, or perhaps you have a thought that you need guidance on a series of projects, projects covering Manufacturing and the support areas – Finance, Product Development. 

Whatever you need we can flex our review to suit the areas required.

DID WE TELL YOU? Our Lean Manufacturing Consulting solutions have been designed and are delivered by Mark Greenhouse, an Master of Engineering and  Neil Harvey, an ACMA, CGMA professional.

I understood Lean more in the first 5 minutes of training than I’ve learnt from 4 previous courses!!

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Lean Manufacturing Training & Consulting Across the UK




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Lean Manufacturing Consulting

Our Lean Manufacturing Review service is across the UK and in all sectors of manufacturing;

  • Oil and Gas
  • Electrical
  • Metal Fabrication
  • Machinery Assembly
  • Food & Drink
  • FMCG
  • Furniture
  • Automotive

As you might imagine every client has different needs and we flex our offer to suit your specific needs.

How Does a Lean Manufacturing Productivity & Efficiency Review Help You?

It gives you the chance to work alongside a new set of eyes and ears.

It gives you the chance to see if your ideas are right.

It gives you the chance to see what MORE YOU CAN DELIVER.

It gives you the chance to start removing the things that frustrate you every day;

  • Shortages
  • Rushed or Late Customer Deliveries
  • Quality Failures
  • Lack of Ownership
  • Skills Shortages

Think about FRUSTRATIONS for a moment – you know the things you share about your day at work when you get home, go the pub, talk to your friends about the business.

Lean Manufacturing Productivity – How Many Frustrations Do You Have?

It’s really simple to find out.

Ask your staff what stops them doing their job, stops them getting on with it? 

Ask them what frustrates them about doing the job and listen to their replies.

Listen to their replies, don’t dismiss.

While you’re at it, why not estimate how many times each of them happen each week and how much time you lose sorting them out.

A Manufacturing Productivity Example

A stores person takes a list of components and walks around the stores collecting component parts for an assembly. (The list came from the company) The parts are in part number order, not the order they are stored in or are used in.

The employee tick them off as they go, placing them in bags with the component id on, the bags go in a big box.

They are delivered to the engineer who must first, sort all the bags into the right order, checking that they have all the right parts and numbers of parts.

How much wasted time is in there? How much work is duplicated?

Why can’t the stores person deliver the parts in the right order to the engineer and help them focus on just building? Thereby increasing their productivity?

There are simple solutions to this.

What Does Lean Manufacturing deliver?

Lean Manufacturing Productivity Improvement programmes can deliver a wealth of benefits;

benefits that are SUSTAINED when delivered correctly; benefits that include; 

  • increased profitability
  • better on-time delivery
  • lower costs
  • lower Work In Progress
  • improved KPI performance
  • greater Employee Engagement

Delivering these benefits your improvement program, will open up strategic options and new possibilities which allow your business to grow.

Read Our Lean Manufacturing Blog for our latest insights to productivity and efficiency improvement in factories and operations management.

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