Lean ISO Management Systems
We help businesses innovate ISO management systems
According to the Lean Enterprise Research Centre, sixty percent of production activities in a typical manufacturing operation are waste.
The same, if not more, is in the ISO management systems documentation. We surveyed eighty-three management and supervisory personnel in seven companies in the manufacturing industry. The results were staggering. Almost all the folks interviewed thought their procedures were too long. Two-thirds felt that documents were too wordy and poorly written. Some half of the asked believed their procedures were too complicated and contained duplicate information.
The solution is Lean ISO Management Systems. We offer companies consulting, training, and coaching to eliminate waste in their ISO management systems.
Lean ISO Procedures
Lean ISO Management Systems experts have developed several Lean document templates to address requirements of ISO 9001, ISO 13485, ISO 14001 standards. These templates will help you to reduce waste in the system and increase the efficiency of your organization.
Let our experts share with you our experience with the transition to a Lean Management System. You may try our approach to optimizing documents by taking our complimentary offer for a Gap Assessment for Procedures.
Why Lean ?
Lean approach initially was originated in Japan. Firstly, the concept was applied to manufacturing and production processes. The objective of the Lean approach is very simple: eliminate or minimize waste within the process without impacting the results.According to research by the Lean Enterprise Research Center (LERC), 60% of production activities in a typical manufacturing operation are waste! Significant Lean efforts and success stories are continually reported in various industries for production and manufacturing operations. Based on our surveys, very few companies apply Lean techniques to their management and documentation systems. Lean methodology can eliminate waste in ISO 9001, ISO 13485, ISO 14001, ISO 45001 and other management systems.
During my twenty-plus years of consulting and auditing, I have not yet encountered a single ISO management system that was not over-documented. I had it, and I wrote a book. Let’s make a team. I will tell you what mistakes companies make, and you will not repeat them. Deal?
In this book, you will discover:
- How Lean methods improve ISO management systems
- Wastes that clutter and burden procedures
- Two simple tools to kill wastes in documents
- How to use the Lean-O-Meter to measure progress in your Lean project
- Twelve examples of Lean processes
- Dozens of templates of Lean procedures and records
And as the cherry on the cake, the book gives you a link to the complimentary download of the Lean Jump-Start Kit.