Lean manufacturing has been embraced for over 30 years as an essential component of manufacturing excellence. In the drive to remove waste, companies have used DELMIA Lean manufacturing tools to streamline operations, eliminate idle inventory, and enable continuous process improvement — the key goals of Lean manufacturing, Six Sigma and other modern manufacturing initiatives.
Today, DELMIA solutions are taking Lean manufacturing to the next level across multiple industries. Our unique, unified approach to Lean manufacturing spans the enterprise; from Lean product development to Lean supply chains. With DELMIA solutions, companies are able to streamline not only local plant floor processes, but all associated processes and material flows across the enterprise. What’s more, DELMIA solutions help drive sustained manufacturing excellence by ensuring that Lean Manufacturing initiatives are implemented and remain in effect, empowering workers to embrace continuous improvement as standard operating procedure across the enterprise.
Greater Visibility Means Greater Value
By spanning the enterprise, DELMIA’s Lean manufacturing tools give you new visibility into your operations. You no longer need to be limited to manual Kanban-based pull or flow tools. Our Lean manufacturing tools let you see, manage and optimize how materials flow throughout your value chain, adding new efficiency to your Plan-Do-Check-Act cycle across production and supply chain processes. With DELMIA, you have the real-time visibility and control to manage how material issues are impacting schedules, quality, equipment utilization and other factors, giving you the ability to improve value added activities such as material synchronization.
From Lean product development to the farthest reaches of your supply chains, DELMIA increases value by:
- Eliminating waste, cutting process complexity and reducing business process cycle-times as new processes are embraced
- Modeling Lean business processes through an easy-to-use interface to visualize updates for operations execution at the level of detail required to eliminate potential waste
- Using Lean product development practices, with the ability to evaluate the impact on manufacturing, to design for efficiency from day one
- Animating Lean meetings with graphically presented information for improved communication and understanding
- Encouraging worker buy-in of Lean practices and improving understanding of their roles and contributions
- Merging shop floor data with human intelligence and communication, enabling meaningful Lean transformation at every level
- Providing deep and broad histories of process data, allowing Lean "Kaizen" teams to quickly locate waste for continuous improvement of your processes
- Identifying the best-practice processes and deploying them consistently to any plant
- Managing Just-In-Time (JIT) and Just-In-Sequence (JIS) to support advanced Pull-based production models
- Extending the power of Kanban beyond the plant's four walls by providing data collection, automation, strict identification of parts and goods, rigorous automated production reporting to third-party enterprise applications, such as ERP, and the necessary traceability to comply with industry and government regulations