Lean ISO Management Systems

We help businesses innovate ISO management systems

Lean ISO Documentation

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.

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The Solution is Lean ISO Management System!

Lean Tools in Manufacturing

The objective of the Lean philosophy is the elimination of waste in processes. Countless examples of Lean tools in manufacturing showed an increase in productivity and significant cost reduction. While more and more businesses switch to Lean practices in manufacturing every day, very few, if any, apply Lean to their management systems.

Lean management systems allow businesses to reduce time and save money on:

  • Development of procedures,
  • Review and approval of documents,
  • Administration of change,
  • Training against management system documents.

Companies may apply Lean tools to any ISO Management System Standard, such as ISO 9001, ISO 13485, ISO 14001, ISO 45001, and others.

Lean ISO Management System:
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Lean management systems and Lean documentation offer numerous avenues for reduction of costs and increase of productivity. The most straightforward process to quantify savings with a Lean ISO management system is training. This video shows how a mid-sized business can save annually 100, 200, 300 thousand dollars or more using Lean ISO management system documentation.

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in management system documents.
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Still Not Convinced? Check Out This Book:
ISO Management Systems: The Lean Revolution

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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.

Check out our Training, Consulting and Coaching Services to Make Your ISO Management System Lean and Efficient!

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.

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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.