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Through observation we will look for losses in process. This analysis and measurements can be performed in different ways.
MMO: Multi-moment observation: An observation is made of the process to be investigated at fixed intervals.
Time recording: This is the classic method in which the duration of a process is measured with the aid of a stopwatch.
MTM: this involves working with Predetermined motion time elements. The advantage of this method is that this allows for a purely theoretical approach.
TPM or Total Productive Maintenance is an integrated method to maintain the equipment of a company. Based on pillars such as autonomous and planned maintenance, the aim is to get the Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) as high as possible. Because an installation that is not running does not generate value ….
Together with you, we will investigate how we can increase the OEE of your equipment.
SMED or Single Minute Exchange of Die focuses on reducing machine setup or changeover times to less than 10 minutes (Single minute). Coupled with TPM, the aim is to ensure that not only maintenance, but also switching to another product, take place as quickly as possible.
By analyzing the existing changeover processes, we will search for ways to get your setup or changeover time down to that single minute…
The most important element in answering a request for quotation: translating the request correctly into a feasible and efficient process.
Using flow charts, we will present the processes in a visual way with the necessary information. Optionally, a material flow diagram can also be created. (Sankey diagram)
Based on the flow-charts the process can be converted into a calculation of the required time for this process with the help of MTM. The result of this calculation enables us to determine how many employees are needed. Optionally, the required equipment can also be specified.
PFEP or Plan For Every Part is an analysis performed on a BOM (bill of materials) and stock lists to determine the ideal location in the warehouse to generate the most efficient material flow.
With the help of an ABC analysis we can simulate how a warehouse needs to be set up in order to obtain the shortest possible driving distances and thus to work as efficiently as possible.
With the aid of a 2D or 3D drawing you can get an idea of how your warehouse or production facility will look like. This is a very powerful tool to discover and prevent problems upfront.
Together with you, we can also present our calculation and concept to your customers in order to support you through the entire process with our technical competence.
Overseeing the production of goods and/or provision of services.
It’s an operations manager’s job to make sure an organisation is running as well as it possibly can, with a smooth efficient service that meets and even exceeds the expectations and needs of customers.
Coordination of the maintenance-team to ensure your equipment runs as efficiënt as possible. This trough good preventive maintenance planning and an efficiënt problem solving mindset when machine downtime occurs.
Anything that has a start and a finish, resulting in a product, is a project and requires the oversight and leadership of a project manager.
As a project manager, we plan, budget, monitor and report on the project and are the bridge between upper management and the teams tasked with the actual execution of the project.
With the help of the 5S philosophy we will increase the involvement, quality awareness and responsibility of your teams by initiating order and tidiness as an impulse to continuous improvement.
In a next step, we strive to eliminate the losses from the entire process. But before they can be removed, they must be identified first. This is where these 8 wastes can be a guideline.
When the losses are removed from the process and the ideal process is identified, we want everyone to follow this process. However, standard work does not mean that changes are no longer possible. These can still be implemented, provided everyone follows them.
A great tool and often a result of the 5S and 8 wastes exercise is a visual work floor. In this way, it is clear to everyone what belongs where so that searching for something becomes redundant.
Pull / One piece flow
An important cost within a company is the stock. By striving towards a Pull system, where only what is required is produced, one can already take a big step in the right direction. When this is combined with a one piece flow, we really speak of a lean production process.
Kanban is a method to keep the stock on the production line as low as possible. Kanban can be introduced with a simple card system or more advanced via electronic tools.
Poka Yoke is a method to prevent mistakes. This method makes it impossible to make mistakes by, for example, modifying the design of the product in such a way that it fits only in one way.
The ultimate goal of the whole Lean philosophy is to create a desire for continuous improvement at all levels. This aim is perfectly reflected by the PDCA (Plan do check act) circle.
VSM or Value stream mapping is a tool to analyze the current status and to design the future status. The goal is to identify and eliminate or reduce losses.