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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Meanwhile many organizations have started with Lean. Especially standing in front of a whiteboard with performance data seems to be the hottest thing in town nowadays. The thing that bothers me in these meetings is that the data often comes from outside the team. I then tell them there is a reason that is is called “report out”. But what I witness more often resembles a “report in”, whereby the data is supplied by the team lead or some support department. Almost as if someone else will come in during half time, and tell the sports team what the score is. Not really my idea of an autonomous team. As a result, time is often wasted on discussions about definitions, consolidation rules and interpretations instead of focusing on opportunities for improvement. It is time for a change.

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The overriding concern that drove Japanese automakers to become more efficient was the need to master small lot production -Cusumano 1986
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Some serious 5S going on here. #Lean initiatives progressing well
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The presence of stock might be said to have a narcotic effect -Shingo 1987 #Lean
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Prepared MPS to support go-live decision-making for 1st pull flow loops at German client #Lean #SupplyChain #Kanban #Heijunka
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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