Kaizen Institute - Success Story
A large Canadian mine owner.
Our client wanted to implement a new 25 KV underground power system on-time, on-budget and of the highest quality. A Kaizen Institute consultant was brought in to lead the project, with the goal of eliminating legacy waste activities to achieve success.
Legacy work processes from past projects with inherent waste were commonly used.
- Employee engagement used extensively
- Early involvement of suppliers used to prevent future non-value-add activities and delays and improve quality
- Risk analysis & mitigation used to save money and time
- High accuracy scope, budget and schedule achieved using Lean team communication principles
- Close supervision by embedded Project KAIZEN™ resulted in interception/elimination and prevention of wasteful processes
- Time sensitive decisions made using Lean war-room principles
- Project completed 25% earlier than initial plan
- Project completed with a cost savings of 10% over initial plan, $5M savings
- Zero Health, Safety & Environment (HSE) incidents