How Flux Connectivity Practices A “Lean” Approach To Business
You’re likely no stranger to the concept of going “green”. Today, the vast majority of companies practice “green” actions such as recycling, minimizing paper use or going completely paperless and ensuring that all lights are turned off in rooms when they’re not occupied. The act of being environmentally friendly and mindful about waste is the very essence of going green. At Flux Connectivity, we don’t just believe in saving the planet by going green. We also save our customers a lot of money by going “Lean”!
What does it mean to go “Lean”?
Lean refers to a specific practice of eliminating waste during the manufacturing and service processes. By doing so, added value is offered to our customers by eliminating steps within our processes that no one is willing to pay for. The Flux Connectivity team is a big proponent of Lean Six Sigma, which, as its name suggests, is a combination of Lean and Six Sigma.
Six Sigma is a method of efficient problem solving. The practice vastly reduces the amount of defective products manufactured or services delivered to customers. This results in increased revenue for companies and greater overall customer satisfaction.
How does Flux Connectivity work to eliminate waste?
Our team is committed to waste elimination throughout all of our processes, not just on the manufacturing floor. One of the top benefits of working with us as your manufacturing solutions provider is that we offer a “Promise to ship” program which significantly reduces the risk of downtime.
Both our commitment to Lean manufacturing and exhibition of our just-in-time (JIT) expertise ensures that on-time delivery is at the forefront of our business. This includes being ready for emergency requests and rush orders. Flux manages to 70 percent capacity in order to accommodate unplanned orders, scaling quickly through our variable model.
Flux offers quick shipping worldwide.
At Flux, we recognize that the time of our clients is always valuable. Our Lean manufacturing practices also entail our “Quick-Ship” commitment which offers stocking programs through distribution. This helps to mitigate any possible supply interruptions for customers who have multiple locations throughout the world.
As mentioned, we also “go Lean” on the manufacturing floor. Our “Ready Services” reduce any non-productive labour through our customized kitting solutions. As we mentioned in one of our blogs a few weeks back, kitting is an extremely important part of the manufacturing process. A major time and money saver, our kitting solutions allow our customers to focus on their core competencies instead of having to organize and assemble any parts required during the manufacturing process.
The benefits of going “Lean” are many!
Especially when an organization faces rising costs and increasing competition, adopting a Lean Six Sigma approach to manufacturing can greatly assist in eliminating those issues and growing the business. As GoLeanSixSigma.com points out, Lean Six Sigma can help a company to decrease costs, improve its overall efficiency and effectiveness, develop effective people and teams and increase profits.
“Lean Six Sigma increases your organization’s profit by streamlining processes,” explains the website, “Streamlined processes result in products or services that are completed faster and more efficiently at no cost to quality.Simply put, Lean Six Sigma increases revenue by enabling your organization to do more with less – Sell, manufacture and provide more products or services using (fewer) resources.”
For more information about Flux Connectivity’s “Lean” approach to business, please give us a call at 1-800-557-FLUX or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.