As active participants in the Lean community, we decided to open our doors to other Lean enthusiasts on their journey for a Lean Tour. We are now 2.5 years into our LEAN journey and have learnt much about what has worked well, structuring, implementing the 3 S’s (Sort, Sweep, Standardise) and inspiring improvements across the Clearhill Business. Whilst there is still much to do, we are proud of the work that the team has put in so far and were thrilled to show it off.
Our most recent Lean tourists were employees from Continu, a company with more than 20 years of experience in backup power and energy storage. They work with a range of customers across their sites, providing end-to-end support for the installation of backup power and energy storage systems.
The tour began with our morning meeting and followed to the different departments, where managers explained how they adopted the Lean principles as part of their role. We packed a lot into the 3 hours the Continu team spent on site, covering topics such as planning for changes, the organisation of the parts boxes, field service scheduling and monthly product orders.
Why Host a Lean Tour?
Open forums, like Lean Tours, allow companies to share experiences, successes, and failures in achieving Lean. They provide an opportunity to be inspired by what a company is implementing and possibly find ways to improve these changes for your benefit. Sharing and learning from the experience of other companies in this space encourages the growth of the Lean enthusiast community and ensures the answers are where the questions are going to be.
John McAreavey, Clearhill Director, says, “It was a joy to host the Continu team on our first Lean tour. We’ve been on our Lean journey for 2.5 years, and whilst we have a long way to go, we are proud of how far Clearhill has come. I can’t wait to see what we do in the next few years”.
Thanks to the Continu team for stopping by to hear our story. We can’t wait to see how your Lean journey progresses and the innovations you implement.