Lean Manufacturing and Quality Control

With proven senior industry experts on board, RiverRouge combines classical Quality Engineering skills with Lean Manufacturing Principles and often simple common sense to solve internal quality problems and stabilise volatile manufacturing processes.


  • - Policy Deployment
  • - Total Quality Control
  • - Total Preventive Maintenance
  • - Visual Management
  • - Waste Elimination
  • - Introduction of Shop floor Management
  • - Standardisation Roll-out
  • - Process Balancing – Improve Resource Efficiency
  • - Just in Time Logistics Improvements
  • - Systematic Problem Solving – A3 Thinking
  • - Production Levelling


Effective planning processes are the starting point for efficient and robust manufacturing operations. Our team does not only recognise the importance and the big picture of this function but also it’s major influence on process robustness and reliability.

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Methodologies

Lean is an operation strategy which aims to reduce the time between taking an order and receiving the cash for the delivered product or service.

It does this by improving flow efficiency first and then improves the resource efficiency to reduce operational expenses. Flow efficiency in this case is the speed a product or service runs through a process from end to end. Resource efficiency is the level of value-added utilisation of the resources (operators and equipment) in each of the process steps.

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SixSigma is a problem solving methodology which aims to solve complex problems by using statistical tools to understand trends and patterns in data so that root causes can be identified and understood.

The methodology works with a standardised logical sequence of analysis steps (DMAIC) to ensure the problem solving process has a high chance of success.

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Theory of Constraints is an on-going process, and the foundation for achieving sustainable change through TOC is by defining a set of three essential measurements that drive the change process.

Conventional accounting systems do not always provide the right support for TOC, or lean-based efforts. We recommend to steer away from traditional measures derived from the "product cost" accounting methods.

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