Continuous Improvement Consulting
Four Peaks Performance has a strong background implementing continuous improvement in a variety of environments. We leverage tools from the Lean Manufacturing toolkit such as Standard Work, Kaizen, Kanban, 5S, Poke-yoke, Heijunka, Rate-Based Planning, TPM and SMED/Setup Reduction to drive out cost and to dramatically increase efficiencies in our customers’ businesses.
Our implementation model is what we call “Learn By Doing.” We help our customers learn the Lean toolkit through implementing change in their organization.
We typically start by using Value-Stream Mapping to identify and target waste followed by focused kaizen-style improvement events to dramatically improve processes for increased efficiencies. As we implement, we help implement team-based metrics that are reported daily, weekly and monthly. This approach ensures that our customers not only sustain the improvements, but that they have a mechanism in place to drive continuous improvement long after our engagement is over.