- Are customers complaining about lead times?
- Are you having trouble finding good help?
- Is the chaos in your business leaving you exhausted at the end of each day?
Executed consistently, a simple system can increase the capacity of your shop, shorten your lead times, increase your profitability, and bring some sanity to your operation.
We don’t use any lingo and we aren’t zealots of any particular school of thought. We don’t come camp out in your business and charge you through the nose for the privilege. We’ve helped over 100 manufacturers nationwide and some of us have also run plants.
We have figured out how to train you in this improved way of running your business while implementing the needed changes. You and your people learn while doing.
This isn't something we do to you and this isn't something we do for you - this is something we do with you.
We Reduce Chaos employs a variety of techniques and services to help you meet your business goals. Every engagement is highly customized to your specific business - the services listed below are to give you some ideas of how we can help. If you don't see what you need, give us a call. We have a lot of contacts, and we may be able to help you find what you need.
Free up hidden capacity
The changes we make typically free up 20-30% additional capacity that you are already paying for - without buying expensive machinery.
Reduce lead time
We have helped reduce lead times from an unpredictable 6-8 weeks down to a consistent 5 days. It's not as hard as you think and it can happen quickly.
Give you predictability and control
When, in the middle of the month, you can predict your profit for that month, you have true control of your company. We show you how to do this by tracking only a few key metrics.
Improve labor utilization
Everyone is struggling to find good help these days. The improvements we make help you get 20-30% more product out the door without hiring additional headcount.
Coordinate production and sales
With improved production capacity, you have to keep a close eye on your sales pipeline - you don't want to starve the plant. We help you configure your current sales management system to give you that 'look ahead' capability that you need.
Implement visual controls
To effectively manage a business, everyone needs to know priorities and status at a glance. We can recommend simple effective ways to make that happen without spending a lot of money.
- Lean/Six Sigma/Constraint Management implementation
- Kaizen events
- Set up/changeover reduction
- Value stream mapping
- Process mapping
- Waste reduction
- 5S implementation
- Business modeling
- Plant layout