The project management method Lean Manufacturing, also known as Lean Production, was invented in the early 1960s by the Japanese Taiichi Õno for the company Toyota.
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.
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:
With Ermeo, you can simplify and make your operating procedures interactive. This allows you to reduce by 70% the rate of re-interventions of your field operators.
With Ermeo, you can eliminate double entries, standardise and simplify processes, and prioritise and limit investments. The solution also allows you to automate reporting thanks to the automatic pre-filling of forms (indicators, but also intervention, control or audit reports).
3. Unnecessary stocks
With Ermeo databases you have a real knowledge of the stocks and their status.
4. Unnecessary transport
With Ermeo, you can improve communication between the sedentary and mobile teams. For example: limit the size of export teams.
5. Unnecessary movements
With Ermeo, eliminate the need to go back and forth to get or transmit information. For example, the round trips from the field to the office and vice versa.
6. Errors and poor quality
With Ermeo, eliminate data entry errors, thanks to Ermeo, as well as product non-quality due to lack of standardization (Ex: Exxelia). Eliminate also the non-quality of maintenance interventions or inspections due to the lack of standardization.
7. Waiting time
With Ermeo, speed up processes by exchanging information in real time and increase the autonomy of mobile operators.
A solution such as Ermeo allows you to eliminate the 7 Mudas and thus gain in productivity and profitability.