Lean management is to develop effective, stable processes and to control it safely. This applies to production and all administrative areas of the company.
Lean is to become more efficient, to simplify the business processes and to make them safer.
The goals are simple, repeatable processes that take place with the least possible effort, with passionate and satisfied employees in a secure environment.
Barnes Enterprise System Next Generation (BES NG)
Our customers’ expectations are steadily increasing. Following this trend, we need to develop our processes continuously. All processes that enhance the value of the product are to be perfectly matched. Non-value-adding processes (so-called "waste") have to be eliminated. To achieve this, we use various tools such as:
- Value stream mapping
- PDCA cycle
- Kaizen events
- Standard Work
- TPM (Total Productive Maintenance)
- SMED (setup time) and
- Process flow diagrams
We reduce the lead time of our products from product design until shipping. We create measurable processes by use of "standard work" to gradually improve our process efficiency. TPM improves our machine efficiency and prevents unplanned disruptions and machine downtime. With 5S we achieve a safe, clean and structured work environment for our employees.
Within the Barnes Group, we have formed a global team of lean experts under the umbrella of the Barnes Enterprise System (BES). These experts interact across all group companies. We are creating a learning organization always with the focus on our customers.
2015, we have launched BES Next Generation to become even better.
The journey never ends!