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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"Is it really true, that we do not add any value?". People in supportive functions pose me this question quite regularly. Recently it was someone from the quality department that confronted me with this question. Coincidentally or not, the quality department plays a role in each of the three Lean initiatives that I currently accompany. All of the quality departments involved are experiencing a change in the role they play as a result of the Lean transformation their organization as a whole is going through. In anticipation of the answer to the question: although I don't think it is the right question to ask, yes, from a Lean point of view the quality department does not add value to the product. Not even when the customer has asked for it specifically and is willing to pay for it...

2014-07-03 22:07 | 0 Reacties


Nieuwe Dumontis blog post: "Discipline en de theorie van de gebroken ramen" | via @dumontis
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Nieuwe Dumontis blog post: "Discipline en de theorie van de gebroken ramen" | via @dumontis
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The former, as it produces a value, may be called productive; the latter, unproductive labour (2/2) - Adam Smith, 1776
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There is one sort of labour which adds to the value of the subject upon which it is bestowed: there's another which has no such effect (1/2)
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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