Top 10 Lean Manufacturing Solution Companies - 2020
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Top 10 Lean Manufacturing Solution Companies - 2020

The Lean Enterprise Research Centre (LERC) estimates that as much as 60 percent of production activities in a typical manufacturing operation are waste – they add no value to the customer. This phenomenon poses the question: can organizations really afford this amount of waste, especially in the testing times of the COVID pandemic and the global economic crisis it brings in? Such waste can do a great deal of damage to the cost of production, considering it is basically the net value of resources consumed while producing a product. And if 60 percent of the resources consumed become waste, it essentially pegs the production cost at 150 percent more than what it needs to be. This disparity translates into a price burden on the consumer which, they will not be able to bear, again because of the economic crisis that the pandemic brought with it. All of this will mean lesser turnover for the producer, affecting their revenue stream and, consequently, profitability.

With such dire consequences, it is quite understandable that the producers would want to cut down on these wastes. That pursuit of waste-free production will inevitably lead to one answer – ‘lean manufacturing.’ The core idea of lean manufacturing, which is to eliminate waste from the manufacturing process relentlessly, fits perfectly with the need of the hour. Organizations have every reason to be excited about lean manufacturing, for it enables them to deliver higher quality products at significantly lower costs. In addition, lean manufacturing insists that any activity that does not add value to a customer will be a waste, so the manufacturers that adopt this methodology inherently become customer centric.

Lean manufacturing thus being the core of production, it is natural for organizations to find themselves lost in a maze of technologically advanced lean solutions. To assist and provide a clear perspective, our distinguished panel, comprising key decision-makers and experts along with Manufacturing Technology Insights, has shortlisted some of the most effective solution providers in the lean industry. In this edition of Manufacturing Technology Insights, we present to you the “Top 10 Lean Manufacturing Solution Providers - 2020.”

    Top 10 Lean Manufacturing Solution Companies - 2020

  • A Mattawan, MI-based firm, MetaOps, makes it easier for businesses to identify interim, project-based and contract-to-hire talent that best fit their requirements via its on-demand top talent workforce, MetaExperts. MetaExperts are operational excellence talent and interim executives that guide organizations in implementing innovative solutions for difficult business problems in areas of business process improvement, operational excellence, quality, Lean Six Sigma, Design of Experiments (DOE), continuous improvement, and more. With MetaExperts, manufacturers do not have to worry about lingering overhead or wait to find the right person to achieve the desired outcomes Be it a firm looking to roll out a major lean manufacturing program and needs someone to infuse instant leadership, or is working on program management on a large-scale improvement effort and requires an expert to map out processes or create an improvement roadmap, MetaOps has it covered

  • A unique product-direct manufacturing system provider that aims to digitally transform for higher productivity and lower waste

  • Applied Logistics Integration (ALI) Consulting

    Applied Logistics Integration (ALI) Consulting

    Applied Logistics Integration (ALI) Consulting is a premiere strategic business management firm with the knowledge, passion, and experience to execute lean six sigma, supply chain management, and financial analysis projects. Applied Logistics Integration Consulting offers a wide variety of services that will be integrated in order to provide customers with the optimal product. Possessing expertise in multiple analytical fields provides us with the breadth and depth of knowledge needed to not only efficiently and effectively complete projects, but also highlight the second and third order effects that may result. Overall, we will provide a holistic viewpoint and understanding that allows our customers to make informed and educated decisions.

  • Digité


    Digité provides Artificial Intelligence driven project delivery management solutions based on Agile, Kanban & SAFe® - Scaled Agile Framework. Digité has offices in the USA and in India and has customers around the world. Over 900,000+ users actively use Digité products. Digité provides a wide range of products for your digital transformation initiatives and AI-driven project delivery solutions.

  • DuraMark Technologies

    DuraMark Technologies

    DuraMark Technologies is an innovative, responsive, and one-stop resource for safety labels and durable decals, that partners with customers to develop efficient and effective programs that help ensure compliance, durability, and opens the door to a whole new customer interaction platform. As the leading label supplier in North America, we aren’t content to just provide our customers with labels. We are committed to using our expertise to find the perfect label program for each and every situation.

  • Falcon Fastening Solutions

    Falcon Fastening Solutions

    Falcon Fastening Solutions, Inc. is an industrial distributor of fasteners and other Class C production components as well as a vendor managed inventory (VMI) service provider for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). Founded in 1979 in Charlotte, NC as Falcon Metal Corporation, the company changed its name in 2014 to Falcon Fastening Solutions. Today, Falcon Fastening Solutions has full-service distribution centers in Charlotte, NC and Louisville, Kentucky as well as onsite branch locations in client plants in North and South Carolina.

  • Kanbanize


    Kanbanize is the leading Kanban platform for efficient project management and delivery. It helps managers gain visibility across all projects, connects planning with execution, and guides the continuous optimization of the delivery workflows. Built with scale in mind, Kanbanize can easily expand from a single delivery team to a strategic portfolio. Equipped with the most sophisticated feature set in the industry and a support team that is second to none, Kanbanize is a trusted vendor for more than 1000 companies and 150+ partners all over the world.

  • Leading2Lean


    Leading2Lean provides manufacturers around the world and across all verticals with a Cloud-based Lean Execution System that provides visible real-time data on production metrics, activities and abnormalities. We reveal the "hidden plant"​ because visibility creates accountability and action, yielding a sustainable Continuous Improvement culture, not individual Lean projects that ultimately fail. You have processes for your supply chain, resource planning and managing your production, yet unplanned disruptions occur every day. That’s where we come in.

  • Montrichard Group

    Montrichard Group

    MONTRICHARD is a leading watch manufacturer in Switzerland and China. With sales Offices in USA, Europe and Hong Kong, Montrichard is a trusted supplier for many luxury brands worldwide. In 2001, Montrichard implemented the first independent software solution for the watch industry that has delivered a perfect track record of operating Just in Time manufacturing for over 14 years for worldwide brands. Known as FINS, it is a turnkey software solution for the watch industry created by financial, merchandising and lean manufacturing experts based on new best practices of micro-merchandising & micro-manufacturing tailor made for the fast fashion business model. FINS provides immediate benefits by freeing up a company’s cash flow by optimizing and reducing inventory.

  • PDF Solutions

    PDF Solutions

    PDF Solutions offers an end-to-end analytics platform that empowers engineers and data scientists across the semiconductor ecosystem to rapidly improve the yield, quality, and profitability of their products. By combining industry-leading data analytics and professional services with exclusive, differentiated product data generated during the manufacturing process, PDF Solutions is delivering on the promise of Industry 4.0 today by transforming how the ecosystem collects, analyzes, and shares data.