Lean Production - Shinka Management

Japanese concepts such as Kaizen, Seven wastes, Genba and San gen shugi that have made it into the English vernacular are second nature to Shinka Management.

Many of these lean production concepts originated from application on the production shop floor. Profitability and productivity are key drivers for applying these concepts and structuring a production system that responds to market requirements through an emphasis on quality, cost and delivery.


No other country has the quality expectations of Japan. If you can meet the expectations of Japan, then you can meet the expectations of the world. Shinka Management provides the techniques that are capable of achieving these expectations through production management driven by the quality of the product.


Cost reduction is a common phrase used within production circles with negative connotations. Yet, the reduction of inputs is a key factor in the productivity equation.  Shinka Management applies a logical and scientific approach to cost reduction through the detailed breakdown and analysis of man, machine, material, method and management.


Through reducing production time, it becomes possible to improve multiple sources of competitiveness by speeding up delivery of new products to market, responding faster to orders and expansion needs, and by reducing inventory and equipment. Shinka Management considers these points and supports the development of a production system that offers speedy, low-to-no stock production which emphasizes cash flow.


Addressing the environmental impact of an organisation does not require focusing entirely on capital improvements. Shinka Management has programs that link productivity and efficiency improvement  with environmental performance.

Our consultants draw on global examples of lean production to communicate the essence of the programs that you are trying to implement. Topics covered include:

  • Production Management
  • Visual Management (VM)
  • Total Productive Maintenance (TPM)
  • Industrial Engineering (IE)
  • 5S
  • Just-In-Time (JIT)
  • Production Lead Time Reduction
  • Single Minute Exchange of Die (SMED)
  • Labour Productivity Improvement
  • Equipment Efficiency
  • Cost Reduction
  • New Facility Planning
  • Quality Management System (QMS)
  • Environmental Management System (EMS)
  • Shutdown Maintenance
  • Production Innovation & Operation Improvement