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Constructing a lean and efficient company

Lean processes can be a essential to distinguishing your company from its competitors. Companies which are able to offer high quality products and services – and to do so efficiently and effectively – have a considerable competitive advantage.

The Lean Management philosophy uses tried-and-tested methods to ensure that processes along the entire value chain are optimized and remain so. This is done by anchoring a common understanding and culture for improvement in the organization.

Our Lean projects with our clients strive to

  • Increase efficiency in processes by avoiding waste.
  • Optimize processes in accordance with the goals and requirements stipulated by our clients.
  • Reduce costs and run times.
  • Enhance the quality of processes and products/services.
  • Anchor a sustainable culture of improvement in the company.
  • Train and educate employees methodically.

The ways in which we can support you range from individual pin-point measures (e.g. positioning using a value stream analysis), through profit-based realization of selected lean approaches (e.g. TPM or SMED), to the comprehensive implementation of lean management programs.

In each case, the underlying approach is to optimize processes using the proven Lean Principles:

  • Concentrate on value-added.
  • View value chain as a value stream.
  • Implement the flow principle.
  • View materials flow in accordance with the pull principle.
  • Anchor KAIZEN as improvement philosophy.

Our work is based on the tried-and-tested Horváth & Partners Lean Realization Approach – which we have designed ourselves based on years of experience – and focuses on the fields of manufacturing, maintenance and administration. Sustainability is secured through our Lean Academy. We pay special attention to ensuring our concepts are accepted and lived by our clients' employees at all levels, working closely together with them to secure the long-term success of their company.

Value-added and typical project results

  • Significant reduction in run times, inventories, required floor space, and reaction times.
  • Increased adherence to deadlines and output.
  • Stabilization of process quality.
  • Creation of awareness of waste as the basis for active process improvement.
  • Utilization of potentials and ideas from employees.
  • Development of a qualification model and development paths.