Eight years ago, the beverage manufacturing company Brasil Kirin, then called Schincariol, decided that it was important to improve efficiency at it´s 13 plants. There, among other problems, water was wasted, around 30,000 products a year left the factory defective, and dozens of employees were involved in accidents.
Among the different methodologies available to improve the situation, the company´s executives chose the Japanese technique Total productive maintenance, or TPM. It is a method that empowers employees to identify waste and losses, and opportunities for improving the operation. The results speak for themselves: between 2008 and 2015, the company registered savings of 19% on water and 21% on fuel usage. The accident rate fell 80%, the equivalent of 250 incidents in a year. Complaints to customer service fell 99% and the productivity at the factories increased 17%, which corresponds to an additional 12 days of production.
Read the full article on Brasil Kirin here: http://exame.abril.com.br/revista-exame/edicoes/1108/noticias/os-cacadores-de-problemas-da-brasil-kirin
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