Category: Insights

  • Understanding Lean Manufacturing: A Kaizen Guide 

    Lean Manufacturing represents an evolution in companies’ production practices and operational management. Originating from Japan, along with the Toyota Production System, this management philosophy has revolutionized manufacturing by offering an approach focused on maximizing value for the customer, eliminating anything that does not directly contribute to this objective. By emphasizing operational efficiency and continuous improvement,…

  • Mastering discrete manufacturing for efficiency and innovation

    In the current business landscape, discrete manufacturing industries are immersed in a highly competitive and demanding environment. This new scenario requires organizations to urgently improve their value chain management and adopt new practices for digital transformation. We will explore how implementing Kaizen Lean, combined with technological advancements, can be the key to achieving operational excellence…

  • Operational Excellence with Principles Kaizen and Essential Reliability

    Pursuing operational excellence is a continuous journey of improvement and efficiency. The Kaizen principles and essential reliability in production are the backbone of this journey, supporting the structure for high-performance operations. The Kaizen methodology foundation, focused on continuous improvement and eliminating waste (Muda), provides a map to identify and remove hurdles to efficiency. At the…

  • Organizational Transformation: Excellence in Maintenance

    The company In the current context of rapidly evolving online commerce, Ocado has emerged as a pioneer in the online supermarket segment. Founded in 2000, this business group has revolutionized how people shop for groceries and established new standards in operational efficiency and technological innovation. Through a strategic combination of innovative approaches and dedicated teamwork, this…

  • Understanding Lean Six Sigma Belts

    In an increasingly competitive and dynamic business landscape, the importance of applying methodologies promoting operational excellence and continuous improvement is undeniable. In this context, Lean Six Sigma is a powerful approach to optimizing processes, reducing waste, and improving quality. This article explores the different levels within the Lean Six Sigma methodology, known as “Belts” and…

  • The Importance of Concept FMEA in Capital Projects: Identifying and Mitigating Potential Failures

    Capital projects are initiatives that involve significant financial investments and usually have a substantial impact on the organization. In such projects, ensuring excellence in execution is crucial. The Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA) Workshop is an organized approach to identifying and preventing potential problems that may compromise the project’s success. In this article, we…

  • The Importance of the Conceptual Analysis Workshop in Capital Projects

    One group stands out in the demanding and complex landscape of strategic projects: Capital Projects. These long-term projects are essential for building, improving, or maintaining capital assets. Additionally, they represent a significant investment commitment and require efficient management and implementation. In a scenario where each decision directly affects long-term outcomes, the initial Concept Analysis phase…

  • Project Management: Optimizing Annual Shutdowns in the Wood Panel Industry

    The Company This company was founded over sixty years ago and quickly became one of Portugal’s largest manufacturers of wood-based panels. Located in the north of the country, the company went through an expansion process through organic growth and acquisitions, becoming a leader in the sector with business units in Europe, North America, and Africa.…

  • Improving Capital Project Management in the Energy Industry

    The Company This company, a Canadian energy producer and supplier, has been in operation for over a century. Specializing in producing synthetic oil from oil sands, the company supplies high-performance oils, primarily to the North American market. It operates using two extraction methods: In-situ production and Open-pit mining. Approximately 80% of Canada’s oil sands are…

  • Optimizing Remodeling Projects for Commercial Properties

    The Company This company operates in the real estate sector and devises innovative investment strategies across the globe, encompassing everything from commercial spaces to residential and public projects. Its activities include project management and turnkey solutions delivery, positioning it as a leader in the industry. It owns several shopping centers and manages and markets others,…