Find out how Ermeo allows you to eliminate the 7 mudas

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The Lean Manufacturing project management method, also known as Lean Production, was invented in the early 1960 s by the Japanese Taiichi Õno for the Toyota company.

This method aims to reduce the costs and production time of a project, by emphasizing a "field" approach, as close as possible to the company's employees. The method puts forward 7 Lean Mudas.

Mudas are defined as a low-value-added task, so they are wasteful.

Eliminating waste is essential to the success of your business. It can reduce profitability, decrease the productivity of your operators and lower the quality of your operations and thus the satisfaction of your customers. For these reasons, you must identify activities that do not add value and try to improve the process in which they occur or eliminate them.

In the industrial environment, 7 Mudas or sources of waste have been identified. 

1. Overproduction
2. Over-processing
3. Unnecessary stocks
4. Unnecessary transport
5. Unnecessary movements
6. Errors, poor quality
7. Waiting time


To avoid this waste, digitalisation is not an option, it is the solution that will have the greatest impact.

With Ermeo, you can limit this waste:

1. Overproduction

Overproduction means creating more than the customer requires, or developing too soon. This leads to wasted time. For example, offering XML or JSON exports in addition to the required CSV constitutes overproduction. This extra work is likely to be useless, with no guarantee of an order from the customer. Focusing on explicit requests reduces waste.

Ermeo makes operational procedures simpler and more interactive. This reduces the re-intervention rate by 70%. By using Ermeo, you avoid overproduction while improving efficiency in the field. The application helps you focus on specific customer needs, minimizing waste and improving service quality.

2. Over-processing

With Ermeo, you can eliminate double entries, standardize and simplify your processes. So you can prioritize your investments more effectively. Ermeo automates reporting by pre-filling forms, including indicators and intervention reports.

Over-processing affects the realization process, or when creating functionalities becomes too complex. A complicated delivery process, for example, delays the sharing of work between developers. Ermeo helps avoid these pitfalls by streamlining code delivery and deployment. Simplifying with Ermeo reduces complexity and saves developers' time.

3. Unnecessary stocks

Ermeo databases offer a precise view of stocks and their status. This system avoids excessive use of resources that are not essential for the functionality required. This includes oversized hardware, such as too many development stations or unnecessary disk space. Ermeo also helps avoid superfluous functionality, such as accessing multiple databases when only one is needed. The system helps you focus on the essentials, bypassing specifications or tools that are not immediately necessary. With Ermeo, streamline your resources and specifications for greater efficiency.

4. Unnecessary transport 

With Ermeo, you can strengthen communication between mobile and stationary teams. For example, you can reduce the size of intervention teams. Ermeo also reduces the unnecessary movement of equipment due to poor organization. This includes avoiding the need to search for chairs for meetings, carry an overhead projector for presentations, or cross the building to access the printer. Simplify space organization and processes with Ermeo for greater efficiency.

5. Unnecessary movements

With Ermeo, you can eliminate the need to go back and forth to find or share information, as well as the need to travel between the field and the office. Avoid geographically remote meetings, often costing time and money. Development teams have tools at their disposal for remote meetings, including audio, video conferencing and screen sharing. Use Ermeo to optimize communication and reduce time wasted on travel.

6. Errors and poor quality

With Ermeo, eliminate data entry errors and non-quality due to a lack of standardization, as was the case at Exxelia. Avoid non-quality in maintenance or inspections due to this defect. Insufficient quality control costs time and money. Non-compliant coding standards cause test failures. Delivering non-compliant functionality leads to customer dissatisfaction and loss of credibility. The financial consequences of these errors are significant. Use Ermeo to standardize and ensure quality.

7. Waiting time

With Ermeo, speed up real-time information exchange and empower mobile operators. Inefficient task organization creates waiting times in teams. Poorly managed task dependency can delay developers, waiting for colleagues to finish. Similarly, under-performing machines prolong processing times. Use Ermeo to optimize task allocation and minimize waiting, improving overall efficiency.

A solution such as Ermeo allows you to eliminate the 7 Mudas and thus gain in productivity and profitability.

Emma Duverne Marketing Manager