Capabilities

Scott has a rigorous approach to attacking your problems, eliminating waste, and streamlining your processes.

APPLICATION OF LEAN PRINCIPLES
5S – Develop comprehensive plans for routinely organizing and cleaning work areas
Visual Management – Identify critical elements within work areas so observers know that those work areas are “under control”
Single Piece Flow – Map process flows to reduce wasteful steps, drop throughput time, and increase velocity
Schedule Smoothing / Pull Systems – Understand supplier capacities and customer demands to find the most consistent production run schedules and reduce raw material and finished goods inventories
Versatile Operators – Develop training processes that maximize the utility of operators and provide flexibility to handle changes in production demand
Error Proofing – Find appropriate tools/methods to eliminate pass-through of defects
Rapid Changeovers – Determine processes and equipment required to reduce machine downtime while changing tooling
Total Productive Maintenance – Define appropriate procedures and schedules to minimize unscheduled (emergency) equipment downtime
CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT PROJECT MANAGEMENT
• Develop overall strategy for continuous improvement and set priorities based on opportunity for increased profit
• Design, facilitate, and/or lead continuous improvement (kaizen) teams/projects
• Track action items and verify results
DATA COLLECTION AND ANALYSIS
• Define data parameters to be collected
• Write and conduct surveys
• Conduct studies and/or research existing databases to develop appropriate variable and attribute data
• Analyze data using statistical methods to draw conclusions
• Issue recommendations based on data analysis
PROBLEM-SOLVING
• Define problem statements
• Collect appropriate data to understand the problems
• Determine root cause(s) of the problems
• Recommend appropriate short-term and long-term corrective action(s) with responsibilities and due dates
• Verification of problem resolution