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Quicker Processes, more efficiency

Do you need to make your processes quicker, better and faster?
Are you tackling the effects of reoccurring issues instead of dealing with the causes?
Would you like to implement lean thinking into your business?
Is your process improvement strategy effective?

Everybody wants operational excellence, but what is your strategy to achieve it? Do you want to improve the quality of your product, enhance your service, reduce lead times, add extra capacity to your line, improve safety or reduce operational costs? Lean process improvement is a proactive approach, used to identify and implement improvement opportunities in a structured systematic way. Using a flexible framework of complimentary tools and methods, lean process improvement encourages focussed problem solving to identify the true causes of wastes and inefficiencies.


Lean process improvement can be used tactically to target specific issues through implementing rapid improvement events, but its true power lies with establishing a lean culture, a strategy which drives continuous improvement by developing a common mindset within the business, supporting a collaborative approach, and empowering teams to work towards a common goal.


Production Support 56 believe in using the right tools for the right job. We have extensive experience using lean tools to help your organisation identify opportunities for improvement by focusing on areas of waste and inefficiency. We can help with short term rapid improvement events aimed at tackling known issues and removing underlying causes.

We support organisations in the development and implementation of process improvement strategies  We can assist with establishing an infrastructure to support continuous improvement, designed to deliver company objectives.

Production Support 56 utilises the following traditional lean tools for problem solving, waste reduction and identifying inefficiencies:

  • Root Cause analysis (RCA)
  • 5why’s problem solving
  • 8 waste identification and eradication
  • Process and value stream mapping (VSM)
  • Failure mode and effects analysis (FMEA)
  • Turnaround reduction (SMED)

  • Workplace organisation (5S)
  • Kaizen
  • Kanban
  • Visual management
  • Cause & Effect analysis (Ishikawa) 6M’s
  • Total productive maintenance (TPM)


  • Minimise waste
  • Reduce inventory
  • Increased productivity
  • Reduced operational costs
  • Reduced lead times
  • Increased profits
  • Improved quality of products and services

  • Increased employee satisfaction and retention
  • A highly motivated workforce
  • Increased capacity
  • Improved safety
  • Improved flexibility
  • Collaborative team problem solving skills


Lean Process Improvement

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