Lean is far more than eliminating and reducing waste. It also is far more than continuously initiating improvement projects. Lean is about creating an organization and a culture in which continual improvement has truly become second nature for everyone, everywhere and everyday. We help organizations create a Lean culture, rooted in a strong industrial engineering foundation.
Just-in-time means that the right parts needed in production reach production at the time they are needed and only in the amount they are needed. The purpose of the JIT is to maintain a well-attuned, timely correspondence to the market needs. We help organizations create a just-in-time system, based upon pull, one piece flow and leveling. In whatever production environment thinkable.
A Lean, just-in-time system cannot do without available, reliable and performing installations and equipment. Total Productive Maintenance therefore is an essential element of any Lean strategy in an asset-heavy industrial environment. Dumontis helps organizations in setting up and effectuating Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) or World Class Maintenance (WCM) initiatives.
When quality is off, much time and effort is wasted in correcting it at a later stage, let alone the damage that can be done when defects are passed on the customers. Dumontis supports organizations in preventing this by shifting their focus from product to process quality and the transformation towards an organization in which zero defect quality is produced by the process and autonomous, engaged operators.
Massive value is hidden in the further integration of suppliers into the organization’s value stream, for instance by extending pull flow to suppliers or by assisting key suppliers in developing their own continual improvement capabilities. We can support this by helping setting up Supplier Development Teams (SDTs), supplier groups (jishuken) and assisting in Value Engineering (VE).
In the end, process improvement is about stabilizing a process and subsequently reducing the variation and improving the level at which the process operates. Based upon years of practical experience, Dumontis may help organizations shaping their complete (Lean) Six Sigma or LSS initiatives (including training), or use Six Sigma methods and techniques for specific, selected problems.