solid foundation

Before organizations can start working on process improvement programs such as Lean and Six Sigma, it is necessary to lay a solid foundation.

The basic principle of this foundation includes a safe and organized working environment, reliable equipment and standardized work (clear procedures, work instructions, and protocols). This foundation provides a solid basis for all future initiatives and improvement programs.

It is important to realize that organizations operating on higher CIMM levels continuously have to pay constant attention to the basic elements in order to maintain the achieved results and prevent decline.

Quality management

Standardized work

5S workplace organisation