Lean manufacturing and continuous improvement can be applied to factory processes including chemical and waste water management, compressed air, boilers and thermal oxidizers. Batch units do lend themselves to lean concepts, not only the change over, but also each step in the batch. In chemical manufacturing, the “entity” is already flowing in the form of liquid or slurry and would not become “pieces” until dried and unitized.
Process manufacturing is fundamentally different from discrete manufacturing in the way material flows. Material flows in a continuous stream in process manufacturing, while parts move in batches in discrete manufacturing.
In the commodity chemicals business, both size and integration play a key role in keeping the costs of the company minimum.
Lean management is applicable in:
ADDVALUE LEAN Consultants help your organization achieve good results in chemical process by following actions:
- 5S/SMED workshops help to reduce the time operators need to load/unload reactors and helps to decrease waiting time by making work place more efficient
- 5S in laboratory/ R& D cell reduced the analysis time
- Value stream mapping and process analysis helps to improve and reduce batch times
- TPM and spares management for high OEE and MTBF and reduced
ADDVALUE LEAN consultants assist organizations in achieving Operational Excellence and Team Excellence developing Business Excellence Models, build Strategic Road maps and Business Plans. Board Meetings are also conducted as Independent Directors to ensure total execution,which is completely cohesive and synchronized with the growth plan.