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Create a culture of positive change.
The primary objective of a Lean Program is to reduce time-to-cash by focusing on waste elimination throughout the business and shop floor. When properly executed, a Lean Program will effectively transform your business and increase profitability by reducing waste, conflict, and increasing customer value. More importantly, when properly executed your Lean Program will have a major positive impact on the behavior of your employees and your company’s overall culture.
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Take a “Systems” Approach

This breaks the silos and focuses the management effort on global rather than local efficiencies. These solutions address the “system” needs and not just a small piece of the system.
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Smart Manufacturing Eliminates Waste

Smart manufacturing entails connecting information technology and operational technology across their total value chain, both inside and outside the company, to eliminate any costly and wasteful programs.
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Align, Measure, & Execute

All Kaizen and continuous improvement initiatives must be aligned with strategy and objectives, before a baseline measure is taken. From there, progress is measured to continuously monitor performance.
<span>Maintaining the status quo</span> is no longer an option.

Maintaining the status quo is no longer an option.

The risk of changing the status quo seems far too great for many companies. Many managers and executives don’t want to put the “power to improve” in the hands of employees. Maintaining the status quo and failing to involve employees in improvement activities, however, will eventually impact the company’s ability to scale operations and sustain profitable performance.

<span>Culture </span>does not change simply because we want it to.

Culture does not change simply because we want it to.

Creating and unlocking value in an organization starts with knowing where opportunities for improvement lie and how they will influence the organizations overall business performance. From the very beginning, your program must place improvement emphasis on getting a continuous stream of front-line ideas rather than management-driven bursts of improvement. These types of programs emphasize daily improvement through large numbers of small front-line improvement ideas.

Our programs include:

  • Lean Management Training
  • Lean Start-Up Program Facilitation
  • Understanding Kaizen – Training
  • Shop Floor & Business Process Kaizen Facilitation
  • TPM & Set-up Reduction – Training & Facilitation
  • Implementing Kanban Systems – Training & Facilitation
  • Lean Program Assessment
Lean, ERP, & Smart Manufacturing are <span>stronger together.</span>

Lean, ERP, & Smart Manufacturing are stronger together.

Knowledgeable and experienced continuous improvement specialists working with clients who are serious about improving business performance can point to actual results as proof that a Lean Program can transform your company. Our clients are reporting benefitting from many improvements as a result of our Lean, ERP, and Smart Manufacturing program support.

Reap the benefits of lean enterprise.
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Front Office Productivity Gains

Employees are more productive and happier when redundancy and waste are eliminated from their day-to-day activities. Front office productivity gains of 30% - 60% are common.
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Shop Floor Productivity Gains

Shop Floor Productivity Gains of 25% - 55% and shop floor space reductions of 20% - 45% are frequently realized. This allows companies to produce more in the same square footage with the same number of resources.
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Inventory & WIP Reductions

Inventory reductions of 30% - 60% and WIP reductions of 40% - 70% lead to increased cash flow and free up funds to reinvest in more improvement activities.
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Lead Time Reductions & On-Time Delivery Gains

Lead time reductions of 20% - 60% and on-time delivery gains of 20% - 45% reduce the order to cash time duration and increase customer satisfaction.
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Cost of Quality Reductions

Cost of quality reductions of 20% - 60% go directly to the bottom line and increase profitability.
Customer Stories
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With the guidance and support of Synergy’s Strategic Business Solutions team, our company successfully achieved our number one goal — improved delivery performance. And, it is not a temporary fix but rather a sustainable process. What our management team and the Synergy group have accomplished provides our company and our customers with a predictable delivery schedule.

Richard Meisenheimer, President & Second Generation Owner
Spectrum Associates
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3form chose Synergy and ERP because it not only met all lean manufacturing requirements, but would grow and evolve with us. One of our own customers already used the product and gave it a ringing endorsement.

Jon ShurtlIff, IT Director
3form, INC
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It was incredible to think that we were booked solid for 16 weeks and we couldn’t expand without adding people and machinery. A month after installation, we were running a four week lead time, capacity doubled, and WIP was cut in half. It also is saving us $100K/year in overtime.

Val Zanchuk, President
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