The journey towards a truly Lean organization will have a profound impact on the way the supply chain is set up and managed. At a more strategic level, Dumontis accompanies organizations in determining their core competencies and setting up their supply base consisting of suppliers, subcontractors and service providers.
At a tactical level, we help in defining the supply chain vision and developing future state Value Stream Maps from the customer’s customer up to the supplier’s supplier, in defining the required order decoupling points in the various value chains of the extended enterprise and in translating this into factory level layouts.
Striving for more autonomy at the operational level to facilitate true continual improvement, also naturally asks for the adoption of Pull Flow in the supply chain (Heijunka, One Piece Flow and Kanban), linking not only internal processes, but also customers, suppliers and subcontractors.
Dumontis can help organizations in the above and also provide support in translating the consequences of this transformation for the planning and scheduling processes (like the S&OP, RP, MPS, RCCP and MRP processes) and the integration of suppliers into the Pull Flow system.
Furthermore, Pull Flow also requires renewed attention for capacity and manning planning and for existing inventory management strategies and practices. In enabling One Piece Flow, Dumontis assists companies in deploying TPM (Total Productive Maintenance), QCO or SMED (Quick Changeover or Single Minute Exchange of Dies) and using EPEI-principles (Every Part, Every Interval).
As an experienced trainer and teacher, for instance, at the Rotterdam (NL) and Vlerick School of Management (B) and Aalto University (FIN), Rob van Stekelenborg can also provide excellent in-house training on all of the above themes.
Lastly, as Just-in-Time (JIT) has always played an important element in the Lean transformations that Dumontis has accompanied, DUmontis also created a label specifically aiming to help companies transition towards JIT, THE JIT COMPANY. THE JIT COMPANY provides blended open and in-house e-learning and classroom training, learning materials and academy services, assessments and dynamic simulations, and on-job implementation support, applications, tools, templates, and other materials to help you transform your supply chain into a lean, just-in-time value stream.