Lean Enterprise Assessment Program (LEAP) 24 June 2008- Welding Automation Forum
Who we are <ul><li>Strategic Manufacturing Unit within Alberta Finance and Enterprise </li></ul><ul><li>4 Lean Professiona...
What is Lean <ul><li>A systematic elimination of waste in any process </li></ul><ul><li>Some examples in a hospital enviro...
Some AB Success stories <ul><li>Farr Canada – 25% reduction in space requirements </li></ul><ul><li>Red Hat Co-op – Elimin...
LEAP Salient Features <ul><li>30-40 companies every year </li></ul><ul><li>Assessment </li></ul><ul><li>Recommendations </...
LEAP Process Flow <ul><li>2-3 Weeks to schedule assessment </li></ul><ul><li>Client fills out Initial Contact Information ...
LEAP Demographics <ul><li>Sectors </li></ul><ul><li>Size of Companies </li></ul><ul><li>Business Models of typical client ...
Survey (2007) Results  Size of Firms Served by Number of Employees Percentage of Firms Served by Industry
Survey Results … Impact of LEAP Services (% of Surveyed Clients)
Survey Results…. <ul><li>Financial Impact* As A Direct Result of LEAP </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Mean Cost Savings $278,750 </l...
Current Projects <ul><li>Rural AB Lean 101 Online Training </li></ul><ul><li>LEAP Network – Pilot </li></ul><ul><li>Lean C...
Model for Success with LEAP <ul><li>Events – Introduce program (verbally) </li></ul><ul><li>Direct prospects towards websi...
AB Lean Marketplace <ul><li>Awareness increasing but still not as high as competing jurisdictions </li></ul><ul><li>Limite...
A Lean Success Story <ul><li>Scona Trailers </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Reduction in Inventory from $3M to $200K </li></ul></ul>...
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  1. 1. Lean Enterprise Assessment Program (LEAP) 24 June 2008- Welding Automation Forum
  2. 2. Who we are <ul><li>Strategic Manufacturing Unit within Alberta Finance and Enterprise </li></ul><ul><li>4 Lean Professionals </li></ul><ul><li>30-40 clients every year </li></ul><ul><li>Lean Enterprise Assessment Program (LEAP) </li></ul><ul><li>www.alberta-canada.com/manufacturing </li></ul>
  3. 3. What is Lean <ul><li>A systematic elimination of waste in any process </li></ul><ul><li>Some examples in a hospital environment </li></ul><ul><li>Tools used – Value Stream Mapping, 5S, Pull system, setup reduction, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Goal – highest possible process velocity with minimal inventory buildup </li></ul><ul><li>More about culture than about tools </li></ul>
  4. 4. Some AB Success stories <ul><li>Farr Canada – 25% reduction in space requirements </li></ul><ul><li>Red Hat Co-op – Eliminated need to add new plant </li></ul><ul><li>Plains Fabrication – Reduced inventory levels by more than $100,000 on one line of product </li></ul><ul><li>Provincial Nominee Program – Increased files processed per person by more than 50% </li></ul>
  5. 5. LEAP Salient Features <ul><li>30-40 companies every year </li></ul><ul><li>Assessment </li></ul><ul><li>Recommendations </li></ul><ul><li>Training </li></ul><ul><li>Implementation Assistance </li></ul>
  6. 6. LEAP Process Flow <ul><li>2-3 Weeks to schedule assessment </li></ul><ul><li>Client fills out Initial Contact Information Form </li></ul><ul><li>½ day to full-day assessment </li></ul><ul><ul><li>10-15 minute Management meeting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Plant walk-through with Production Manager </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>10-15 minute debriefing session with management </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Training Workshop </li></ul><ul><li>Service Fees </li></ul>
  7. 7. LEAP Demographics <ul><li>Sectors </li></ul><ul><li>Size of Companies </li></ul><ul><li>Business Models of typical client </li></ul><ul><li>Survey Results </li></ul>
  8. 8. Survey (2007) Results Size of Firms Served by Number of Employees Percentage of Firms Served by Industry
  9. 9. Survey Results … Impact of LEAP Services (% of Surveyed Clients)
  10. 10. Survey Results…. <ul><li>Financial Impact* As A Direct Result of LEAP </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Mean Cost Savings $278,750 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mean Investment in Plant or Equipment $5,474,824 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mean Investment in Employee Skills $40,636 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mean Investment in Information Systems $61,240 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mean Investment in Other Areas of Business $1,005,000 </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Current Projects <ul><li>Rural AB Lean 101 Online Training </li></ul><ul><li>LEAP Network – Pilot </li></ul><ul><li>Lean Certification Project (NAIT) </li></ul><ul><li>Lean Implementation(s) in AB hospitals </li></ul>
  12. 12. Model for Success with LEAP <ul><li>Events – Introduce program (verbally) </li></ul><ul><li>Direct prospects towards website, brochures </li></ul><ul><li>Prospects call SMU, schedule assessment </li></ul><ul><li>Senior Management (client) makes a case for change </li></ul><ul><li>Training of ALL staff </li></ul><ul><li>Implementation (100-day rule) </li></ul>
  13. 13. AB Lean Marketplace <ul><li>Awareness increasing but still not as high as competing jurisdictions </li></ul><ul><li>Limited consulting expertise </li></ul><ul><li>Market size – probably 300-500 companies </li></ul>
  14. 14. A Lean Success Story <ul><li>Scona Trailers </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Reduction in Inventory from $3M to $200K </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Throughput increased by 50% with fewer people </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Supply-chain management </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Culture change </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Information flow </li></ul></ul>
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