More Positive Cash Flow  in Manufacturing


flow beyond Lean to Lean 4.0


Profitable Companies can still go broke with negative Cash-Flow

So, how to make sure Cash Flow stays positive?


Is it just about having enough cash to pay the bills? Yes!

But if we get short of cash why not just ask Customers to pay sooner and pay Suppliers later?

Might that mean worse performance from Suppliers, worse Customer Service and a deteriorating payments cycle? Yes!

But what about all that cash laying on the floor embedded in “redundant” inventory waiting to be worked on?

Sounds like Lean might be the answer – eliminating waste and constraints


Lean has been around for decades, yet there are still those who say, “Lean didn’t really work for us.”

So, “Is there life beyond Lean?”

Yes, but not as we know it.


It’s called flow – joining up the Lean dots, linking and synchronising the output from “islands of Lean excellence”

right through to the bottom line.

So, how to flow beyond Lean to Lean 4.0


better Cash Flow

greater Productivity

more Profitable Growth


Manufacturing processes can become Kaizen’d “islands of excellence” in a sea of redundant inventory. In a 2-minute audio animation see how they can be synchronised in a flow to achieve more Positive Cash-Flow driven by  Productivity for Profitable Growth – click on the following, flow beyond Lean:


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A couple of quick questions.

How much time does it take to actually make a fairly typical product in the factory? Minutes or hours?

How long does it take to actually get an order for that product through the factory? Days or weeks?

Why the disconnect?

It’s filled with cash embedded in Working Capital that isn’t working! Does it really have to be that way?

What would it mean for your business if product was delivered in hours or days

instead of weeks or months

– liberating cash from Working Capital that wasn’t working?

How much more Free Cash Flow would that be?

How important is it to you to achieve that?


Click here to find out how flow relates to other manufacturing concepts and solutions.

Or Click here to find out about how we implemented flow manufacturing for our customers.

Get the pdf sheet explaining Lean vs Flow

Our founder was nominated as a Nobel Laureate in Economics for Working Capital Management. To know more about flow and its origins in Demand Flow Technology (DFT) follow the link to Wikipedia:


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