The lean tools listed below form the foundation of the majority of work that we do. To find out a little more about each tool, and how Lean FSL uses them in practice, click on the link of the tool that interests you.

Value Stream Mapping

Value Stream Mapping

Value stream mapping is a visual means to depict and improve the flow of processes, as well as the information that controls the flow through the process.

Flow Tools

Flow Tools

The first stage of your lean journey is to understand and eliminate the barriers to making Value flow through your business. We deploy a suite of tools & techniques to help you identify these barriers.

Synchronising Tools

Synchronising Tools

Once we have started to unlock the barriers to flow in your Value Stream, we can help you to think about synchronising your processes.

Levelling Tools

Levelling Tools

The third element of a lean transformation comes through levelling (or smoothing) demand. It seems counter-intuitive to many people who associate lean with making only what the customer wants, exactly when they want it.

Leadership & Kata

Leadership & Kata

Leadership knowledge of lean principles and their behaviour in supporting teams implement the principles of lean in their areas is the single biggest factor in a successful lean programme.

Problem-Solving

Problem-Solving

Most of the time, waste (muda) is there for a reason; to cover-up for an area in the Value Stream where flow keeps breaking down (e.g. due to an inconsistent supplier or a poorly maintained piece of equipment).