Lean Enterprise productivity


Success target

  • Involving operators in operational processes
  • Improving security
  • Raising customer satisfaction
  • Developing with managers sustained Continuous Improvement
  • 30% savings on total production costs in 2 years


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  • Seasonal, weather-dependent business
  • Seasonal workers to be trained and retained
  • Geographically segmented organisation (production – support)
  • Need to develop business activity in France (colza, sunflower)
  • Business sector: corn, colza, and sunflower seed production (food)
  • Country: France
ActionsSkilled Workers
  • Continuous Improvement:
    • Training for 2 operating teams (2004 and 2005) in 5S, TPM, SMED, 8D, workstation analysis, work flow analysis
    • Management team assisted in deployment of the Continuous Improvement project, with defined objectives, and setting up of a standard “communication board” with on-site follow-up
  • Lean Enterprise:
    • Lean Diagnostic
    • Project team trained to use method and tools
    • Process supported by deployment of Lean projects


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  • Lean / Continuous Improvement project established
  • Improvement projects launched
  • Lean approach anchored and secured in the company
  • Reduction of direct costs
  • Reduction of administrative process cycle times