In some organizations, particularly in the (semi-)process, batch and food industry, the initial focus in a Lean initiative is mostly directed towards the safety, environmental and productivity aspects of the fixed assets and installations.
Based upon her hands-on experience, Dumontis helps organizations and their suppliers in setting up and effectuating Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) or World Class Maintenance (WCM) initiatives as part of their strategy, including training and coaching. TPM thereby may be seen as an element of the company’s Lean journey, or as the start of this journey depending upon the specific challenges and context of the organization.
We can assist in operator-owned and gemba-based tracking of machine productivity and machine-related losses based upon OEE (Overall Equipment Effectiveness).
We support companies in creating autonomous maintenance by operational teams, in setting up planned and predictive or condition-based maintenance plans, in more effectively and efficiently executing corrective maintenance tasks.
We also assist in setting up management routines and in kicking off Kobetsu Kaizen or QCO/SMED workshops (Quick Changeover or Single Minute Exchange of Dies) aimed at eliminating and reducing equipment-related losses.
Dumontis can also assist in successfully using Employee Involved Suggestion Systems and kicking off Kobetsu Kaizen using Small Group Activities (SGA) or Quality Control Circles (QC-Circles) in eliminating machine-related losses. Workshops focusing on Quick Changeover (QCO) or SMED (Single Minute Exchange of Dies) not only help reduce non-productive time, but also improve flow and flexibility. In all these efforts we support teams in applying Structured Problem-Solving and A3 thinking.