UK Operations & Improvement Mgr, MANN + HUMMEL UK
“Darren helping modify our lean behaviour, resulting in performance figures of >20% OEE improvement and >99% delivery performance, whist maintaining zero defects.”
MANN+HUMMEL (UK) LTD is a global market leader in filtration, our lean journey began back in 2004. The operations production systems were very mature with a high number of tools in use including: std work, problem solving, visual boards, TPM, Kanban & Gemba walks etc.
But despite our maturity we still struggled on executing daily problems which spiraled when the plant had high loads resulting in decreasing OEE, decreasing delivery performance and added costs.
Darren Walsh of the Lean Enterprise Academy (LEA) were partnered to support us on our lean journey, identifying our shortfalls, stabilise and improve. We were taught broader than the tools within lean and were really shown lean thinking; focusing on the biggest problems, A3 thinking, Daily Lean Management and improved flow. We would achieve this by Darren helping modify our lean behaviour resulting in performance figures of >20% OEE improvement, >99% delivery performance on time and in full whist maintaining zero defects and more importantly the recognition off the customer.