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LeanProduction-1Lean changes the way we view our business and people. The word itself invokes expectations of results and sustainability. Lean strategies aim to eliminate waste from all of the various processes within your business, whether they are in manufacturing, engineering, sales or administration, and support services. Campbell Corporation’s lean manufacturing engineering helps our customers improve process flow to improve product quality, product cost, and customer satisfaction. Above all, lean concepts create a journey of continuous improvement, striving for more and more waste elimination within all business processes. Campbell Corporation’s lean manufacturing strategy is based on five principles:

Bringing Specific Value to the End Customer

Campbell Corp knows value is defined from the perspective of the external customer. Knowledge of what the customer values, as well as what the customer is willing to pay for, is defined as the VOC (Voice of the Customer). The VOC helps differentiate which activities truly add value, hence determining which are required and which are not.

Identify the Value Stream and Eliminate Waste

A value stream consists of every step required to deliver a product to the customer. Campbell Corporation lean production plan sets in place the actions which identify value-added activities, eliminating those not meeting the criteria. Everything determined as non-value added is immediately removed from the process, substantially reducing costs while maintaining and exceeding customer needs. In the end, we develop the production flow from beginning to end and place the product or service directly into the hands of the customer, on-time and with fewer defects than your competition.

Make Value Flow at the Pull of the Customer

Flow occurs when a product or service moves through a series of process steps without stopping. A substantial key to achieving continuous flow is to quickly locate and discard activities failing to contribute value. Campbell Corp processes one unit of work at a time, where applicable, by ensuring zero delays between or within actions.

Pull is a scheduling methodology used to cut process lead times. Serving as an essential tenet within most flow systems, pull is also a necessary strategy in situations where the flow cannot yet be fully realized. The pull is based on the concept whereby the usage of resources triggers the demand for replenishment. The upstream supplier does not produce anything until the downstream customer signals a need. Once capacity is available, the work begins. This eliminates WIP, ensures on-time delivery and increases overall throughput and efficiency.

Involve and Empower Employees

We are committed to the concept of two-way communication. Campbell Corp ensures our clients understand their workers are contributors and often serve with a professional desire to be part of the lean production solution. Our executives supply the training and tools to build understanding and independent thinking within the organization's culture. We accept mistakes when employees think outside the box, while still enforcing accountability. A truly lean production culture does not dissipate when the consultants leave. It is the intention of Campbell Corp to instill within your organization the will for the employees to continue their journey, granting you peace of mind by guaranteeing their commitment.

Continuously Improve in Pursuit of Perfection

As a lean manufacturing consulting firm, Campbell Corp continuously helps our customers remove the frustrations and sense of futility within operations, often the result of failed attempts at implementing lean production. We maintain your success across the organization by instilling an operating rhythm. This rhythm is the drumbeat which your company will march to well after we have left. Operating rhythm entails the organization's metrics, action plans, ownership, meeting structure, and communication plan to solidify your continuous improvement culture. 

The more a lean-seeking company works on the preceding principles, the greater ease the business has in identifying additional opportunities for improvement in the future, raising profitability rather than simply maintaining the status quo.

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