Our fundamental belief is that Lean is a people system.
We created LDMS in the 90s to address a gap we saw between waste elimination tools and how to meaningfully connect people to their work. We wanted to compel the overall objective of Lean — maximizing customer value by minimizing waste — by enabling those at the very front lines to understand, control and improve their work every day.
LDMS: A daily meeting at a primary visual display with metrics the work group can influence and control.
The constructs of LDMS are specific. They describe observable activities and behaviors, which drives accountability and process ownership downward. Core components include:
- Daily work group meeting (huddle)
- Primary Visual Display Board
- 20 Keys action plan
- Kaizen Action Sheet improvement system
- Short interval coaching
The Lean Daily Management System is described by our clients as the critical success factor for sustainable operational excellence!
LDMS is an implementation, not an installation. Even though they may want it, for many employees, greater autonomy and real accountability are foreign concepts. Our five week implementation sequence not only rolls out the components of LDMS to teams in a manageable way, we coach, teach and demonstrate best practices to ease the transition and ensure a solid foundation is in place to build on.
Start your LDMS teams off right – or, if you’ve already started and you aren’t getting the expected results, we can help course correct. We offer:
- Deep, real-world experience
- World-class coaching and training at all levels
- A rich array of intellectual property and teaching materials
- Certification programs. Train-the trainer is recommended
Want to learn more? See our blog post: “Using Structure to Engage Employees and Optimize Value” or, download our Implementing Lean Manufacturing White Paper for more detailed descriptions of our methodology.