To start the Lean Journey you have to define and develop a Lean Strategy.
In this video, we tried to draft a roadmap in 6 points.
1º – Resolve as much as possible the quality issues, as well as wasted time and other problems that produce instability in the flow.
2º – Make possible that parts flow as fast as possible with U shape cells, avoiding process variations.
3º – Process must be standardized as much as possible and stabilized along the different processes.
4º – Start using pull, don´t withdraw material till you get a demand from next process.
5º – Try to reduce production batches, increasing the deliveries and leveling the internal demand.
6º – Do Kaizen every day to improve the process.
We used this path and worked perfectly.
It is hard but the results are great.