Codi Group is Europe’s leading manufacturer of wet wipes. The company noticed an unused potential for improvement within operations. Codi would like to increase the productivity and reduce the amount of technical downtime using the Total Productive Maintenance methodology (TPM). With the ultimate goal of increasing the Overall Equipment Effectiveness % (OEE). Been Management Consulting was asked to implement this way of working together with colleagues in operations.
We have chosen to set up three teams: Targeted Improvement, Training & Education and Maintenance. Because the cooperation between the different departments is one of the core values of TPM, the teams were composed in a multidisciplinary manner. Been’s consultant had various roles; he acted as a coach, applied critical thinking and cooperated in a supportive manner when the situation demanded it. Ultimately, the team leader carried responsibility for the result. As a result, the implementation has proven sustainable.
To kick-start the programme, we started with a strategic implementation of a ‘shift transfer’. This led to early success on one of the production lines where the waste percentage decreased with approximately 30 percent. The programme has been running for almost a year and the teams achieved their ambitions set in their annual plans. Namely: an increase in productivity of 9 percent and a 16 percent decrease in the percentage of waste.