RCI has over 75 years of combined experience in implementing, running, and managing lean production systems. While the basic tools have been in use for over 80 years, our consultants continue to work on the cutting edge, leveraging the newest methods to produce serious results. In addition to implementing these tools, we train and develop your organization to implement, sustain, and manage these systems so that you can continue to improve autonomously long after we leave.

At RCI we have a different approach to implementing a lean production system at each location we partner with. We begin by assessing your organization with a tool that has been developed over years of working with the Toyota Production System. Using this tool, we can determine where your company is in terms of lean and can tailor the tools and implementation plan that fits your organization. We will also produce a Value Stream Map in order to uncover points of opportunity within the organization.

Check out some of our popular Lean solutions below.

  • 5S
  • Problem Solving
  • Kaizen
  • Error Proofing
  • Value Stream Mapping
  • Shop Floor Management
  • KPI Development
  • Standardized Work
  • And much more!

Many companies begin the journey of lean transformation and many fail. In fact, statistics show that 70% of organizations that pursue lean do not show the gains expected or cannot sustain lean tools that were put into place. Through working with many organizations we have found that most have a culture that is not ready. Work with us to determine where on the spectum your organizaton falls.

Before jumping in head first into a lean production system, ask yourself these questions:

  • Are we currently meeting our targets and Key Performance Indicators?
  • Are our processes in a stable condition or do we see unexpected fluctuations?
  • Are our management and employees ready for the culture shift that goes with implementing lean?

If you are not meeting your KPI’s, don’t have stable process, or don’t have the necessary culture for lean, RCI can assist with getting your business where it needs to be, and the members of the organization ready, to begin your journey of lean. On the other hand, if your organization is ready to begin implementing lean, where should you begin? Many organizations have been exposed to lean manufacturing principles and may already have some implemented. There is not a one size fits all approach to lean. Let RCI guide you on your journey.