Caveat: Blitzes are all too often un-targeted, . done with little concern as to the overall impact on the total company. The results of such un-focused blitzes typically have a significant local impact, microcosms of excellence , but little or no impact on overall company well being. See “Solutions Looking for a Problem” below.
(land, buildings, equipment) provide the physical capability to add
value and create products. The most common manifestation of
facility planning (or lack thereof) is the Plant Layout . An effective layout incorporates and enables the manufacturing strategy on which it is based. Lean strategy starts with workflow and
workflow is the result of process and layout. Mr. Lee has authored two books and many articles on Plant Layout
and Facility Planning. His approach is organized, practical and systematic.
Inventory Turns : How many times you can "Turn" your money over in a year. This is expressed as a ratio of the total inventory to the annual sales. Example: If the dollar value of the inventory (a number that probably must be reported to both your banker and the government) is $5,000,000 and the annual sales is $25,000,000 the inventory turns is five. If the inventory can be reduced to $1,000,000 the inventory turns become 25. Increasing your inventory turns may require a paradigm shift by your banker who may think inventory is something of value rather than MUDA.