Business Analyst Group is the empanelled Lean Manufacturing Consultant ( LMC) of Quality Council of India (QCI). QCI is the national apex body for accreditation under the ministry of industries and the National Monitoring and implementation unit of MSME for Lean Manufacturing. BAG has been working with manufacturing units of different industry sectors since the year 2007
Lean manufacturing is a management philosophy derived mostly from the Toyota Production System (TPS). Lean manufacturing or lean production, often simply "lean", is a systematic method for the elimination of waste ("Muda") within a manufacturing process. Lean also takes into account waste created through overburden ("Muri") and waste created through unevenness in workloads ("Mura"). Working from the perspective of the client who consumes a product or service, "value" is any action or process that a customer would be willing to pay for. Essentially, lean is centered on making obvious what adds value by reducing everything else. Lean manufacturing is renowned for its focus on reduction of the seven wastes to improve overall customer value.
The Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) are a vital part of the Indian economy contributing to over 45% of industrial production and around 40% of the total exports. There are more than 13 million MSMEs in India employing about 31 million people, easily the single largest contributor in terms of employment generation in the manufacturing sector.
Under the Lean Manufacturing Scheme, MSMEs will be assisted in reducing their manufacturing costs, through proper personnel management, better space utilization, scientific inventory management, improved process flows, reduced engineering time and so on with application of LM techniques.
Despite constituting more than 80% of the total number of industrial enterprises and supporting industrial development, many MSMEs in India have problems such as
· Sub-optimal scale of operation
· Technological obsolescence
· Supply chain inefficiencies
· Increasing domestic and global competition
· Fund shortage
· Change in manufacturing strategies
· Turbulent and uncertain market scenario
Lean manufacturing is aimed at the elimination of waste in every area of production including
· customer relations
· product design
· supplier networks and
· factory management
The goal of Lean Manufacturing is to incorporate
· less human effort
· less inventory
· less time to develop products, and
· less space
to become highly responsive to customer demand, while at the same time producing top quality products in the most efficient and economical manner.