IJssel Technologie focuses on the efficient execution of tasks by making business processes as lean as possible. This so-called Lean Thinking means that a minimum of time and money is wasted.
You could compare this to top-level sport. Fast acceleration, flexible reactions and stamina can only be achieved with a highly trained body that has no excess fat. In business processes we distinguish seven types of waste: overproduction, superfluous process stages, transportation, waiting, stocks, unnecessary motion and defective products. We have various methods and training courses to help our clients to become Lean, the aim being to improve competitiveness.
- 5S and kaizen – tackling waste
- Kanban – material flow management
- Poka Yoke – error-free production
- Single Minute Exchange of Die
- Overall Equipment Effectiveness
- Lean Office
5S and kaizen
Kaizen is the Japanese word for improvement, and refers here to the detection of waste. The 5S method follows on from this. IJssel Technologie has adapted this method to suit the Dutch situation. With the structuring and restructuring of production processes, all conceivable waste is eliminated by cleaning, ordering and standardising the work environment. In practice this seemingly simple method can result in a cultural transformation.
Kanban is an effective method for managing material flows. The Kanban systems are designed to only supply products when requested and only in the quantities required.
IJssel Technologie helps businesses to make their processes error-proof (Poka Yoke in Japanese). In this training programme your employees learn the basic principles of error-free production. We teach them how to tackle a relevant quality problem using this technique.
Single Minute Exchange of Die (SMED) is essential for creating a better flow as it enables small production runs. IJssel Technologie teaches your employees the SMED principles and how to apply them. We help to analyse changeovers and to devise and realise solutions aimed at greatly reducing changeover time. With SMED the changeover time can often be cut from several hours to several minutes.
In practice many installations have been found to have an effectiveness of only 30% to 60%, due to downtime, speed loss and rejection. Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) is an effective method for charting these losses. In an OEE trajectory we help your employees to identify losses and to minimise these through the deployment of improvement teams. In this way you can influence the availability, reliability and quality of the production process and ultimately improve results.
Due to automation it is often difficult to recognise waste in an office environment. In a Lean office trajectory we envisage the existing process and the desired process. Implementing the desired process brings clarity and efficiency.
Standardisation is needed to achieve continuous process improvements. Visualisation techniques can be used to indicate what is required in order to get a process running smoothly. IJssel Technologie applies Standardisation and Visualisation to various operational processes such as planning, supply, workplace structuring, maintenance and changeovers. Standardisation and Visualisation is also useful and feasible for administrative and auxiliary processes. We always do this together with the department concerned, working as a team.