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THE IDEA SMITH

People | Process | Performance | Profit

Raise efficiency, cut downtime, and keep your productivity High!

As an international operations consultancy, we specialise in strategic inputs, lean solutions, and management assistance. Trust us to solve your operational constraints, improve your performance levels to global standards, and prepare you for the future.

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Our company delivers solutions that drive business results every minute!

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Business strategies designed to help you define a new future by rejecting status quo.

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OUR SOLUTIONS

We provide Lean and Continuous improvement solutions for various industries which helps them to

INCREASE CAPACITY
Unlock Your Hidden Factory

We help you manifest your hidden factory by tapping the true potential of your factory’s equipment.

REDUCE CHANGEOVER TIME
More Run, Less Inventory

Rapid changeovers free up your resources, inventory, and time for handling more business.

REDUCE CYCLE TIME
Make Every Cycle Count

Bring your equipment’s actual speed closer to its maximum theoretical speed and accelerate your throughput times.

REDUCE DOWN TIME
Attack the Largest Source of Lost Time

Tame your machinery and equipment for a tight control over on-standard time.

REDUCE MANUFACTURING COSTS
Spend Less, Make More

You can either manufacture the same number of parts in less time (spend less) or manufacture more parts in the same time (make more).

IMPROVE PRODUCTIVITY
The Core Imperative

Navigate the shop floor with our practical tips and insights to stay on top of the manufacturing game.

OUR ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Spread across 5 countries, our clients have embarked on their lean journey with the essence of continuous improvement

Putting together the best of the Industrial Engineering practices, our patrons have registered 65% improvement in their line efficiencies

Through operation wise defect capturing, Six Sigma, operator training, Poka Yoke, Kaizen, and QMS, our clients have reduced their rejection rates by more than half

Reducing rework by significant percentages, our clients have revived their manufacturing lines by tapping into their ‘hidden factories’

By accurately identifying losses, attacking the top losses, and exerting strict control measures, close to 40% productivity has been recovered by our clients

Massive improvements have been manifested by our clients as they have freed their capacities, inventories, manpower, machinery, and equipment

OUR METHODOLOGY

Our practical hands on approach to delivery are based upon Learning, Doing and sustaining a culture of Continuous improvement. Our proven and tested methods (PDCA) simultaneously address people, process and systems to ensure that results are not just discussed but achieved.

Data collection

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Guaranteed ROI

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PLAN

Design or revise business process components to improve results

DO

Implement the plan and measure its performance

CHECK

Access the measurements and report the results to decision makers

ACT

Decide on changes needed to improve the process

OUR CLIENTS

Nimish’s knowledge is extensive and current, and he remains totally focused on our company’s best interests throughout this process. Implementing Nimish’s recommendations has produced remarkable results, and he has helped us develop a comprehensive strategy to maintain and improve going forward.
Chandni Sachdev
MD, IBG INDIA
The Idea Smith has a very comfortable style and approach. It was important to us that everyone in our organization from front office executives to the shop floor be comfortable with our partner. Idea Smith had both the operational experience and Lean knowledge that were vital to our implementation success. Their ‘team’ methodology was extremely successful in our organization to truly reap the benefits and rewards of Lean initially and going forward. By creating cross-functional teams to solve problems, we were able to build a Lean culture across the organization.
Mr. Anbukani
MD, Penguin Apparels Pvt. Ltd.
Our mission statement is simple – “To be the leanest and the most efficient manufacturer of denim jeans in Bangladesh.” The Idea Smith is helping us achieve ourstated objectives and exceed them.
With the experience and expertise that The Idea Smith provides we are looking  to improve efficiency and productivity, increase sales, reduce cost of produced minutes, reduce man to machine ratio, reduce defects, improve net profits and enhance customer satisfaction.
We have no hesitation in recommending The Idea Smith to anyone looking to transform their organisation. You will certainly need a “Catalyst” that enables the Business Transformation and The Idea Smith is really good at that.
We have no hesitation in recommending The Idea Smith to anyone looking to transform their organisation.
Mr. Sandeep Golam
Director Operations, Armana Group Ltd.
Working with The Idea Smith team has certainly seen a Paradigm shift in our approach to manufacturing. We certainly thank them for designing the best in class plant layout (as per international standards) for us. They have helped us build a state of the art manufacturing facility and have established a new age system that helps us optimise people, production, performance and process.
If you are thinking of transforming your organisation or planning to set up a Greenfield, my advice would be to get The Idea Smith on board.
Mr. Kapil Gupta
Managing Director, Topller Lifestyle Fashions Pvt. Ltd.
The Continuous Improvement journey (KAIZEN) under the guidance of The Idea Smith is helping our Manufacturing Unit (Safewear) improve daily. We are now looking to accelerate our growth plans and soon we would be undertaking capacity expansion to double our output.
Kudos to The Idea Smith for guiding us through our Business Process Improvement, Lean Manufacturing & Continuous Improvement journey.
We have no hesitation in giving our highest recommendation to Mr. Nimish Dave and his team members. Make them a part of your organisation and see the Magic happen.
Mr. Mohammed Amin
Director, Best Marine Pvt. Ltd.
We needed to take our company to the next level and to help us achieve our goal we needed to enhance our throughput, become more efficient and communicate more effectively throughout the organization. The Idea Smith has significantly enhanced our success in obtaining increased manufacturing throughput and efficiency as well as a culture of employee empowerment. We have learned how to analyze our processes and streamline our procedures which have enhanced our ability to quickly respond to our customers. The Idea Smith is experienced, enthusiastic and respectful. I highly recommend Mr. Nimish Dave and team and know that they can help you take your company and employees to the next level of success.
Mr. Kshitij Rohatgi
MD, Brij Designs
The Idea Smith’s efforts with our team have become the genesis for transforming production within our company. The analysis they produced gave us a roadmap for success. I believe Idea Smith’s participation in executing the plan will render the outcome we need in a short period of time. We are off to a great start!
From a blank unit six months ago to a fully-fledged operating factory achieving good levels of efficiency, productivity and quality has been the hallmark of The Idea Smith.
The Idea Smith has helped us optimise complex process and systems, implemented advanced industrial engineering concepts on the floor, dramatically improve productivity and performance, and helping us improve continuously on a daily basis,
We would like to extend our sincerest gratitude towards Nimish bhai and team’s effort in moulding our factory to the world class manufacturing facility
Mr. Ojas Nishar
MD, Sangam dresses Pvt. Ltd.
After seeing the success of other organizations, we wanted to use Lean methodologies to transform our company’s internal processes and culture. The Idea Smith was engaged to bring us through this demanding process. They provided a hands-on, simple and methodical approach to the transformation process. Through their coaching and engagement of our workforce in lean thinking, we were able to identify waste in our organization. They have provided support that is not just focused on implementing a tool, but on building a culture that will be so important to our sustained success. While the immediate cost savings generated from the work has been exciting, perhaps the most rewarding aspect is to see the transformation from a reactive culture to a proactive thinking culture, something that will provide us sustained performance.
Mr. Vikramjit Singh
MD, Fiori Creations Pvt. Ltd.
The Idea Smith was able to ‘see’ our company and ‘understand’ our business model and help us from the top of the organization all the way down. They have the experience and knowledge to show how to implement Lean throughout the organization. They are excellent at guiding the transfer of knowledge and follow through on implementation. This is not an overnight event …it takes time and Idea Smith takes the time to ensure a successful and sustainable business transformation.
Mr. Sandeep Handa
MD, Lilly Fashions
Our experience working with The Idea Smith was excellent, they really opened our eyes to the power of Lean. Throughout our Lean implementation, The Idea Smith was committed to us, always had our best interest at heart and were excellent at keeping us focused. We had a great rapport with them as they transitioned from role of teacher to coach. As a result of our experience with NImish Bhai and the team, our employees feel truly ‘plugged in’ and are empowered to offer suggestions to continually improve our company. Our staff is on a perpetual path to always get better.
Mr. Amit Arora
MD, Aval Fashion House
Bringing Nimish bhai (The Idea Smith) on board has been the best decision that we have taken for our organisation. He and The Idea Smith team has given us a completely different view point to look at the manufacturing process.It was a new learning for us.
From a blank unit six months ago to a fully fledged operating factory achieving good levels of efficiency, productivity and quality has been the hallmark of The Idea Smith.
The Idea Smith has helped us optimise complex process and systems, implemented advanced industrial engineering concepts on the floor, dramatically improve productivity and performance, and helping us improve continuously on a daily basis,
We would like to extend our sincerest gratitude towards Nimish bhai and team’s effort in moulding our factory to the world class manufacturing facility. If you wish to transform your organisation and achieve world class manufacturing then The Idea Smith is the best coach in business. We have no hesitation in giving our highest recommendation to Mr. Nimish Dave and The Idea smith team.
Mr. Subash Kubadia
MD, Abhinandan Creations Pvt. Ltd.

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Timeline PhotosThe Seven Deadly Wastes - your biggest enemies

The Seven Deadly Wastes - your biggest enemies.
The 7 wastes are Non Value Add and must be seen as the enemy. They absorb time, and cost.
The way to remember them is to think of Tim Wood.
This guy is in every business, and it is your responsibility to hunt him down and reduce and eliminate as best you can. He absorbs costs, overheads, and cash in the business.
So here is TIM WOOD!
T – Transport
I – Inventory
M – Movement
W – Waiting and delays
O – Over production
O – Over Processing
D – Defects
Transport
Transportation of product and work in progress is necessary, but it must be controlled in terms of times and distance. Each turn a product is moved, it stands the risk of being damaged, lost, delayed, and so on. More critically, the longer a product moves around, the longer there is no Value being added to it, as it is not being physically transformed. Transportation does not make any transformation to the product that the consumer is supposed to pay for.
Inventory
Producing something to sit around and wait for the next process, which doesn’t start straight away is NVA. The product is waiting and not adding value sitting on a job rack somewhere. The problem is, the more inventory the worse it is, as this can be in the form of Work in progress, raw material or finished goods.
The point is: in any of these three forms of inventory, if it hasn’t been sold, it is cash that has been tied up into the material, which the customer hasn’t bought yet– These result in a massive drain on the cash flow!
Movement
Similar to transportation, but movement refers to movement of operator and equipment. Again, think of the fact that operators moving around, searching and finding things cannot be adding value. Same too with equipment – if you are spending time lumping equipment around, you cannot be using it to add value and make money, plus the chances of damage increases.
Waiting and Delays
When work in progress and goods are not being worked on, they sit there waiting – waiting for the next process. This is typical of traditional ‘Batch and Queue’ methods. Waiting means that product is costing the company money and not adding value.
Over production
The worst of the 7 wastes – as it incorporates all the other wastes as well. Over production appears when processes are not efficient. If Changeovers are too slow, one would over produce; if quality if poor, again, one would over produce, just in case. The problem is, “the customer may want 10 parts, for instance, but we will produce 20 parts and store them.......”
The difficulty is that valuable time and energy has gone into producing parts that are sitting around consuming space in stores, whereby someone has to spend time processing them and stock counting, and the customer hasn’t even bought them – All at a cost to the company!
Over processing
If you don’t know exactly what the customer wants, how can you align your processes to what the customer needs? Over processing is about completing work for the customer, which is more than the customer really wants. Think of mowing your lawn – would you cut each blade of grass with a pair of scissors and then measure it with a rule? Of course not -Mowing the lawn with the mower is sufficient.
Defects
You can’t add value twice! If you scrap a complete job, you wouldn’t go to your customer and ask for an extra inr 5000 (or what ever the cost is!) to reprocess a job that you couldn’t do right first time! Your customer would think you are mad and go elsewhere!
Every bit of scrap costs money and time – Money for the resource to pay staff, lighting, etc to do it again, but also means that you have to push another planned job back in the queue in order to get the rework out! It’s all cost and less cash for the business.
Now your turn!
By keeping the 7 wastes in mind, and more importantly, Tim Wood, try standing on the shop floor of your office or manufacturing plant for ten minutes, and note down how many times you see each of the 7 wastes in that ten minute window.
Record the evidence on a note pad and then review the results.It is quite amazing to see just how much waste there is in every process.
Once you have found each of the 7 wastes, spend time with the team and ask the following:
Can you eliminate it?
Ie there is in every process.
Once you have found each of the 7 wastes, spend time with the team and ask the following:
Can you eliminate it?
If no, can you reduce the NVA time?
If no, can you combine NVA activities together?
Keep on the hunt for Tim Wood and let me know your
findings.......................
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The Idea Smith is an international operations consultancy, specializing in performance improvement, lean transformation and business turnarounds. We provide strategic inputs, lean solutions and management assistance to solve operational constraints, raise performance levels to global standards and prepare our clients for the future.

Our specialisation lies in optimising operational footprints, streamlining process, elimination wastes, layout new factories, lead transformational programs and put mission critical projects back on track.
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The Idea Smith
People | Process | Performance | Profit

WHO WE ARE : We are The Idea Smith a company that specialises in making the manufacturing world more productive.

WHAT WE DO : We design and build best-in-class products and services that improve the efficiency and effectiveness of manufacturing.

WHY WE DO IT : We believe in Excellence and we love to express it through our work.

WHAT DO WE SPECIALISE IN: Industrial Engineering. Lean Manufacturing. Continuous Improvement. Process Standardisation. Business Process Improvement. Strategic roadmaps and Balance Score cards.

To find out how The Idea Smith can help your business skyrocket its Process, Planning, Performance and Profitability. Contact Us Now.
nimish@theideasmith.net
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