Lean Facilities: Consulting
Lean Design Assessment and Planning
What is Lean Design?
A simple strategy focusing on the ‘value’ to the Client and elimination of non-value added activities as viewed from the perspective of the Client and incorporating this intelligence in the design of the facility. The result is a Lean facility that will support the staff in providing the best service to their Clients at the least cost for decades to come.
Role of Lean Advisors and Designers
Our role as Lean practitioners is to evaluate the entire, end to end, delivery of service / product and create capacity by removing the burden of waste from the Value Stream. These findings are then integrated into the design team’s efforts to ensure the ‘waste’ is not incorporated in the design and architecture. The ultimate goal is to design a facility or space that supports and enhances the processes happening within that space.
Once the initial phases of Lean Design Assessment and Planning are completed, the client will have both immediate Future State Plans as well as the elements that will impact the Lean design of the new facility or space. Many of the resulting Future State Plans can be implemented for immediate benefit to the ongoing operations while the Client, Lean Advisors and Design/Architects are building the ‘new’ facility.