TXM Lean Case Study – Lean Transformation in Oil Production
The Challenge Our client is an oil industry joint venture between a leading oil production state and a global oil major....
TXM Lean Case Study – Reduction of Inventory and Cost for Mining Equipment Overhaul
The Challenge Our client was a long established precision engineering company engaged in the maintenance repair and equipment...
TXM Lean Case Study – Daily Management in Mining
Daily Management in Mining Management in mining is a hard task to accomplish well. Being able to coordinate a mining, refining,...
Lean Solutions For the Resources Industry
Any business, including those in the resources industry, can greatly benefit from lean methodology.
Whether in mining, oil production, food, agribusiness, supply chain, manufacturing, or management, lean principles can help transform your business by reducing lead times, streamlining and standardising production, minimising waste, meeting production and supply objectives, and boosting your bottom line.
Lean Manufacturing Case Studies For the Resources Industry
If your business in the resources industry is facing challenges, applying lean principles could be all you need to turn it around. Below we highlight several case studies to show how you can benefit from our lean solutions.
- Daily Management in Mining – QAL
Located in Australia, our client wanted a solution to manage their mines across the country better. After bench-marking sites in Western Australia, Queensland, and the Northern Territory of Australia, our seasoned consultants developed a daily management system.
We held and documented meetings and trained superintendents to implement the meeting management system in their areas. The results were remarkable. QAL registered a remarkable increase in tonnes per day following more efficient and objective-focused meetings.
- Deployment of a Continuous Improvement (CI) System in Oil Production
We were involved in deploying a continuous improvement system as our client, a leading oil industry joint venture, sought to reduce costs and increase production following the historical fall in global prices.
Our senior consultants worked with global CI experts from our company to develop lean and CI solutions among employees. We successfully deployed the CI program and lean tools through value stream mapping, work standardisation, and set up time reduction. Our team transformed performance in critical areas and achieved:
- On-shore and off-shore drilling rig optimisation.
- Integrated planning and administrative processes.
- Wellhead maintenance.
- Production reliability.
- Reduction of Inventory and Cost for Mining Equipment Overhaul
Our client, a US Private Equity firm, wanted us to review a long-established precision engineering company for the maintenance repair and equipment overhaul (MRO) before acquiring it. TXM’s top lean consultants worked closely with the company’s new operational leadership and developed and implemented lean solutions to improve productivity, enhance quality, and reduce lead time and inventory.
The results were remarkable in less than 12 months:
- A 35% reduction in work in progress (WIP) inventory.
- A 40% lead time reduction, enabling better responsiveness to customers.
- A 15% boost in productivity, thus competitiveness.
- A 21% right-first-time improvement.
- Better quality culture.
Lean technologies can help streamline and boost productivity, reduce lead times, lower WIP inventory, transform production quality, and optimise responsiveness to customer needs. Whether in the United Kingdom, Australia, France, New Zealand or Canada, our lean consultants are ready to work with you and transform your business.
Please don’t hesitate to contact us today to get started.