Lean/Six Sigma at Omnex
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You need to make price reductions, create better quality, and deliver with shorter
lead-times. Clearly you need a proven method for achieving this throughout your
company on a rapid, systemic and continuous basis. Lean and Six Sigma can result
in the kinds of changes you're looking for.
Lean/Six Sigma (LSS) deployment is a companywide strategy to achieve breakthroughs
in areas such as productivity improvement, PPM reduction, lead time and cycle time
reduction. Properly implemented, Lean improvement methodology improves on-time delivery
while freeing up capital and reducing the cost of poor process flow (COPF) by 75%
to 90%. The Six Sigma quality improvement enhances customer satisfaction while reducing
the COPQ from 20% of total sales revenue to 10% or less. Other competitive advantages
include delivering products in 50% to 80% less time and reducing manufacturing and
overhead costs by 20%.
Omnex is a pioneer in the project-based approach to integrated Lean/Six Sigma. Companies
disillusioned with the traditional (and sometimes costly) training based approaches
now focus on the development and implementation of systemic, project-based approaches
to achieving sustained, state-of-the art operations excellence. This approach has
two major advantages: your investment in training is captured when the project is
completed, and the participants learn how to successfully manage a project while
linking events and activities. This results in substantial saving while people are
still in training.
Our approach begins with an engagement that includes an on-site assessment and data
gathering followed by a planning workshop with your management team. The intent
would be to have those responsible for leading and managing the continuous improvement
projects become Black Belt candidates working in project teams. Each team would
be comprised of a Champion (the Process Owner) and up to four Black Belt candidates.
The Black Belt training is intended to work on real projects achieving real results.
The participants will produce project logs and project plans for achieving improvements.
They will create product, process and project scorecards to link each improvement
project to bottom-line results. When this is completed, the top management team
will have a roll-out plan identifying the critical improvement projects specific
to each process, and an estimated cost savings of future state goals for each process.
Lean/Six Sigma Implementation Roadmap
Whether the focus is on Lean, Six Sigma, or Lean/Six Sigma, an implementation project
typically takes between six and twelve months. The actual time will depend on many
factors, but the project-based workshops approach will allow your team to immediately
apply lessons learned so you can achieve savings quickly. This approach provides
the ultimate in value, cost savings and profitability. At the conclusion of the
engagement, the team will learn how to successfully link all activities and events
together while being able to replicate and sustain future projects.
Establishing Expectations and Sustaining Successful Projects
The real success of a Lean/Six Sigma program is measured by the sustainability of
the program. To ensure sustainability of your Lean/Six Sigma program:
- We develop a plan whereby Omnex works side-by-side with your team members to instruct
them and assist them in a specific project.
- Then we systematically step away from your team in stages, giving them more and
more independence as we progress throughout the engagement to allow your team to
be better prepared and more self-sufficient.
All Omnex consultants in this program are certified Six Sigma Black Belts with also
many years of experience in developing Lean Manufacturing programs for Fortune 500