Continuous Improvement

Dumontis helps organizations in becoming autonomous in continual improvement and thereby engaging the whole organization. In this way, principles and processes underlying performance are rooted with all associates and results are sustainable. We provide consulting, coaching and competency building services and have ample experience in the areas of Lean, TPM, Six Sigma, Quality, Supply Chain Management, Supplier Integration and Supplier Development.


02-24-2014 | 2014 has already been underway for quite a moment; time for Dumontis to briefly look back at 2013. As was already the case in 2012, also in 2013, for a large part, Dumontis has been active outside of the Netherlands. We have worked on Lean initiatives in the German chemical, Finnish construction, French aluminum and Dutch aerospace industry. Furthermore, we have also again guest-lectured at the Rotterdam School of Management on the topic of Lean Operations and Lean in the Supply Chain.

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Not so long ago I came across a few pictures that were posted on LinkedIn that aroused my attention. They touched upon a theme that has been slumbering in my mind for quite a while, namely that off the always returning phenomenon of the trade-off. The pictures that gad around the Internet were about good quality not being possible in combination with speedy service and a very competitive price; you can't have it all, so it seems. A trade-off indicates an optimization problem; making the best choice considering multiple variables and their interdependence. But unfortunately, optimization assumes certain dependencies instead of challenging the thinking behind these presumed interdependencies. It's time to get rid of the trade-off!

2014-03-19 10:03 | 0 Reacties


More #Lean folks should read Shewhart and Wheeler
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Waardenloze gesprekken en Socratisch motiveren | Dumontis
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If you put in place kanban, but yr heijunka box is filled w picking cards based upon a schedule, it’s just push flow disguised as pull #fail
2 days 13 hours ago | dumontis
Thx Mark. Like the work provision commitment after Lean RT @MarkGraban: @dumontis my podcast with Jim D'Addario
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Dumontis in a nutshell

Dumontis helps organizations to become autonomous in continual improvement and engaging the whole organization through consulting, coaching and competency building.

Our expertise:
•  Lean
•  TPM
•  Six Sigma
•  Quality
•  Supply Chain Management
•  Supplier Integration
•  Supplier Development