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06 March 2019

Supporting lead times in Kaizen

At Cierpa, we use our own software. This way we can understand and share your user experience: if we know what you encounter, we can better adapt the software to your needs!

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06 March 2019

Fixing short breaks

Shorts breaks in production can really hinder the efficiency of a production process. The stops seem to be “momentary”, but they really add up to annoying delays.

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06 March 2019

Five years of Cierpa! An interview

Cierpa Software celebrates its fifth anniversary. Founders Mathieu van Loon and Dirk Jan van Lente look back on the early days and share their dreams for the future.

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05 March 2019

What is LEAN software?

More and more companies use LEAN software. How significant is the role of LEAN software and what does it do for your company?

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05 March 2019

A conversation with OEE consultant Willem Siebers

Willem Siebers is a consultant at WISI Consultancy and co-founder of OEE-specialist.nl. He uses his vast OEE experience to help companies start the improvement process.

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04 March 2019

8 Smart tips for your OEE reports

Cierpa OEE offers an overview of your production process. Where does waste occur, and why aren’t you producing at maximum capacity?

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04 March 2019

Improving in practice: Fred Waij

Fred Waij is a man of practice. With 25 years of experience in operational jobs at Heineken and MSD, he really knows how to improve on the workplace.

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01 March 2019

The OEE formula

The OEE formula measures the productivity of machines and production lines. Do you know how to apply the OEE formula, and what the outcome tells you?

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29 January 2019

5 Questions for your improvement consultant

An external improvement consultant can guide your improvement project and can contribute significantly to your success. But how do you choose the best improvement consultant?

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OEE software lean 5s audit kaizen knowledge

29 January 2019

5 Million product checks for Budelpack!

Quite the milestone: co-packaging company Budelpack performed the 5 millionth product check with Cierpa Quality! Ten years ago, HSEQ Manager Wilco Krijnsen took the first steps with Cierpa Quality.

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28 January 2019

7 Tips for your Kaizen action list

The Cierpa Kaizen action list charts all improvement points in your organization. A clear oversight will enable you to monitor progress.

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27 January 2019

Tips from the improvement coach: Peter Santegoeds

An improvement consultant is the spider in the web of improvement processes. We asked experienced improvement consultants to share some of their knowledge.

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08 January 2019

4 Steps from improvement opportunity to improvement activity

Improving starts with collecting improvement opportunities. Better yet: by recognizing waste and targeting improvement opportunities.

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07 January 2019

Which improvement software fits your company?

You’ve already started with continuous process improvement, but you still use paper, whiteboards or Excel. Or, you haven’t started yet, but you have continuous improvement in mind.

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04 January 2019

Measuring OEE with a scorecard – free download!

Measuring OEE starts with a scorecard. How do you use it and what does the information tell you?

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02 January 2019

What to expect from an improvement coach

What can, and should you expect from an improvement coach? These are our five steps to get your improvement project off to a great start.

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31 December 2018

13 steps for the OEE improvement coach

The OEE improvement coach supports the improvement process from the start and ensures continuity. Which 13 steps will he or she take during the improvement process?

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24 December 2018

How to use a fishbone diagram – with free template!

A fishbone diagram helps you discover the connection between cause and effect. Download our free template and start your fishbone analysis!

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22 December 2018

How to do an OEE calculation

A proper OEE calculation is an essential step in the improvement process. So how do you do it?

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19 December 2018

Top 3 Production Efficiency Improvements

Production efficiency improvements are the key to LEAN working. Efficient working is at the top of every priority list.

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17 December 2018

LEAN Manufacturing in 4 steps

LEAN manufacturing is all about working waste-free. What’s the optimal output when the processes can run 24 hours per day, and seven days a week, without interruptions?

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13 December 2018

5 Tips for an effective One Point Lesson

One-point lessons (OPL) are perfect to stimulate teamwork and learn from each other. They’re also quite helpful to break-in new employees and a quick way to transfer lots of knowledge.

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09 December 2018

Cierpa vs Excel

Cierpa Software vs. Excel: what are the key differences and why would Cierpa be the better choice?

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05 December 2018

From improvement opportunity to improvement activity

Improving starts with collecting improvement opportunities. Better yet: by recognizing waste and targeting improvement opportunities.

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01 December 2018

Successful improving in practice: Vetipak

Vetipak is a big player in the packaging market. The company has different locations in the Netherlands and delivers scalable and superior co-packaging services.

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29 November 2018

Successful improving in practice: Zeelandia

For over 100 years, the Zeelandia family business has been delivering raw baking materials for bread and confectionary. With 3100 employees all over the world, in 23 production plants from Kenya to Russia, Zeelandia has become a large international player.

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20 November 2018

Measuring OEE in a production line

Measuring OEE (Overall Equipment Effectiveness) is crucial to process improvement. Without good measurements both at the start and during the improvement process it is impossible to find waste and to implement improvements.

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20 November 2018

Tremendous results after the 5000th Speedy Kaizen!

Recently, we celebrated the 5000th Cierpa Speedy Kaizen. We are incredibly proud of the 200 million euro in annual savings our customers discover with Speedy Kaizen.

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20 November 2018

5 Tips on shift transfer

In factories, shift transfers happen every day. The morning shift relieves the afternoon shift, and everybody wants to go home or get started.

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19 November 2018

How many steps does your improvement cycle have?

The essential steps in your improvement cycle are evident: Plan – Do – Check - Act. However, one improvement cycle can be more straightforward than the other.

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18 November 2018

5s LEAN checklist for your audit

LEAN management is an invaluable tool for companies that want to maximize their performance. So how LEAN is your production?

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18 November 2018

Structured 5S implementation with a 5S audit

A structured 5S implementation is the answer to fast improvement in your organization. 5S is a basic condition for your improvement culture.

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17 November 2018

Introducing a new work floor method

An improvement process inevitably introduces a new work floor method. However, employees are used to working a certain way, often for many years.

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15 November 2018

The road to Cierpa OEE implementation

Many different organizations use Cierpa OEE to improve. Food plants to assembly factories and metal work plants to chemical companies all use our OEE software.

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14 November 2018

Successful improvement in practice: Essentra

Essentra is a multinational plastics manufacturer, listed on the London Stock Exchange. The location in Buitenpost, Friesland (a province of the Netherlands), has 50 production lines and produces many different plastic profiles.

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12 November 2018

We’re proud of our support

94% of our customers rate us favorably. 25% are delighted.

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12 November 2018

What waste occurs in your production process?

Real top companies are the ones that succeeded in eliminating waste from their production process. Almost every company or organization wants to be top of the line.

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12 November 2018

Customer question: The planning factor in OEE, what is it?

In Cierpa OEE you can view the planning factor in the standard report (via Show details). However, what does that number mean and how can you use it?

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12 November 2018

Top three LEAN waste in companies

LEAN manufacturing is about eliminating the most significant sources of waste within companies. Machines are an important source of waste.

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