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.
Based upon years of hands-on experience, Dumontis supports organizations in strategy formulation and execution using Policy Deployment or Hoshin Kanri. We help companies shaping their complete, sometimes multi-site, Operational Excellence, World Class Management or Lean initiatives.
Dumontis can help develop and accompany multi-site Lean deployment initiatives and also provide all training and coaching as a part of these initiatives. This may not only include training and coaching on methods, techniques and tools but also on Lean culture and Lean leadership.
On a more tactical level, Dumontis may help in executing impactful and engaging Value Stream Mapping and Analysis events, (re-)designing and realizing layouts and workplaces for teams and individual associates, creating Mini Companies and Autonomous Teams, shaping Quick Response Management from the shop floor all the way up to the CEO, purposefully using Standardized Work, and concretizing Kaizen using Employee Involved Suggestion Systems, Small Group Activities (SGA) or Quality Control Circles (QC-Circles) that make use of Structured Problem-Solving and A3 thinking.
In specific problems regarding quality, timeliness, lead times and productivity, Dumontis can accompany organizations in deploying TPM (Total Productive Maintenance), in making Built-In Quality or Jidoka more concrete using Poka Yoke or fail-proofing, self-inspection and AQM and in adopting Just-in-Time (JIT) across their the supply chain (Heijunka, One Piece Flow and Kanban).