From food industry to construction company: an action-oriented method fits every company. With result-oriented improvement, your improvement goals become achievable. Read our success stories!
Customers and consultants about Cierpa Software
Our customers achieve great results with Cierpa Software. Where one customer focuses on accident-free work, another focuses on reducing changeover times or streamlining the production process.
Everyone can get started quickly with Cierpa Software“Cierpa Software is very user-friendly and after a brief explanation, anyone at all levels can get started with it.”
Cierpa Software offers what consultants need"Cierpa listens to the market and to us as consultants. As a result, Cierpa Software really delivers what we need."
Cierpa Kaizen convinces with insight in advance"The absolute plus of Cierpa Kaizen: you can see in advance what a trajectory will bring you. That gives confidence, both within the management and on the floor. Only when people see the added value of the trajectory can you take steps."
Everyone can use Cierpa Software well"Cierpa Software is above all easy. From implementation to daily use. In daily use, you can see from the shop floor to the management team: everyone can use it well."
Problems with the Cierpa Kaizen straight to the top"We focus tremendously on shop floor knowledge. Management can think they know all sorts of things, but the people who work in the process every day know exactly where the problems are. And that's what comes out immediately with the Cierpa Kaizen."
Very good tool to realise and monitor improvements!"Where the first approach was to easily and uniformly keep track of facts and data, we are now looking for trends. We are looking for recurring breakdowns, stoppages and quality losses. Can I see the loss coming and prevent it? With Cierpa OEE we have improved on that."
Cierpa Kaizen shows the added value of your improvement proposals in advance“If there is no insight into the added value of your improvement proposals, it is difficult to actually follow up ideas. Cierpa Kaizen changes that.”
Cierpa Competence guarantees the level of knowledge“Cierpa Competence makes the same training courses easily accessible and verifiable for our employees. From HR we can now properly monitor the level of knowledge on the floor.”
Very good tool to realise and monitor improvements!“Efficiency is an important concept for us: how many fries can I get from 1 potato? That percentage should be as high as possible. And if we lose time due to insufficient availability of the machines or loss of quality due to a challenging harvest, we will improve this with Cierpa OEE.”
Cierpa Kaizen makes day starts and daily management more effective“We benefit a lot from Cierpa Kaizen in our day starts or Daily Management. We can clearly write down problems and really solve them."
An end to label errors with Cierpa Quality"With Cierpa Quality, we were able to completely rule out label errors. Our pallets are labeled and there is a code on that label. The forklift driver had to enter it manually and well, there was sometimes a mistake. With all the consequences. Now the label is ready. in Cierpa Quality. The operator prints the label, the warehouse scans it - and the problem is eliminated."
The Cierpa Kaizen app makes work easier for people on the floor“The Kaizen app just makes work easier for people on the floor. Not first out of the hall, wash hands, fill in on the computer, but just take a picture of the problem on your mobile on the floor and upload it. The paper action lists and the separate lists in Excel are a thing of the past."
Ever wider improvement process with Cierpa Software"Unique to the Cierpa Suite is that you can grow step by step in your improvement process. There are 5 improvement modules, which can be used separately but also in collaboration. For example, you start with a module to measure on a production line, later you can module continues with the preparation and implementation of an improvement action and with another module you guarantee the result. In this way you can broaden your improvement process step by step."
A new method works with Cierpa Kaizen“Cierpa Kaizen is very easy to operate. But people do have to let go of their own working methods and that is a switch for a while. No more emailing each other, but recording everything in Kaizen. Yet it works very well, because people see the usefulness and importance of it. Ideas from the shop floor are now visibly picked up and resolved. Anyone can follow the status of an improvement action and see that their action is yielding results. And that motivates. There will be a chain reaction, more ideas will be brought in and that is exactly what we want.”
Cierpa Suite works as one system in which you can find everything“For a user, or for an operator in particular, the Cierpa Suite feels like one system. With links you can easily switch from one to the other. Without logging in again or using another method in another system. You can create a log entry in Kaizen from OEE. From OEE you can go to Competence to find your documentation. In use, the software is one large factory environment in which you can find everything.”
65-70% wastes eliminated with Cierpa Kaizen"Big wastes with us are messes and leaks on the line, as many as hundreds. We turned them into improvement actions in the Kaizen cockpit. 3 years later we have eliminated 65-70% of those wastes."
Thanks to Cierpa Suite we were able to bring our production back from China“We had 4 production lines for a certain type of product, 1 of which was in China with an external supplier and 3 with us in Middelburg. We have been able to improve and accelerate the process in Middelburg to such an extent that we have been able to bring our entire production from China back to the Netherlands. Without investing in extra equipment or extra people. We were able to beat China on cost and quality. A very long process, on which many people worked, and it is great that we have made it such a success.”
50% time saving on foil changes with Cierpa Kaizen“We work with 28 packing lines and no fewer than 1,300 film changes per week. And the number of orders is only increasing. The foil change turned out to be one of the biggest wastes 2 years ago. Together with Cierpa Kaizen we were able to reduce the average film change from 8 to 4 minutes – a time saving of 50%!”
From 50 to 0 coding errors with Cierpa Quality"Coding errors led to enormous losses. Because when were they discovered? After a day of production? Then you could destroy or unpack a whole day's production. Now the coding is checked in Cierpa Quality. We went from 50 coding errors per year to 0!"
10% reduction in breakdowns through targeted maintenance according to Cierpa Kaizen“The percentage of breakdowns on the line turned out to be relatively high. Cierpa Kaizen led to 2 solutions: preventive maintenance by the Technical Service and autonomous maintenance on the line. That resulted in a 10% reduction in malfunctions!”
Cierpa Kaizen is a relief after Excel“Cierpa Kaizen is a relief, after the drama of submitting improvement proposals in Excel. For many people, submitting an improvement proposal has become a lot more accessible. And it motivates to see that the proposals are actually being implemented.”
Cierpa Kaizen ensures that people are engaged"Cierpa Kaizen is an ideal system. People now see that something is being done with the problems they encounter. That motivates and gets people involved."
Through Cierpa Kaizen, experienced a first calendar year with no workplace accidents"By continuously improving our safety awareness and properly managing our actions in Cierpa Kaizen, we have now experienced the first calendar year with no workplace accidents."
Big improvement steps with Cierpa OEE!"Cierpa's OEE software helps us not only make big improvement steps, but also calculate how much we can produce and how to schedule it."
Cierpa Kaizen does work“We were always improving. There was no shortage of ideas: from top to bottom, everyone always had ideas about how things could be done differently. We had meetings, interesting conversations. We started enthusiastically over and over, used Excel to jot it all down – and after a while things got stagnant again. Implementing and securing was not our forte. I went looking for a system that did work. That overview. Where was that trigger to continue. I came across Cierpa Kaizen and saw those opportunities.”
I got everyone along with the results of Cierpa Kaizen“It was still a bit difficult to get everyone on board. ‘Another system, don’t we already have everything at home?’ Then I just started. With a demo. We started a new improvement process and I started keeping up with the Cierpa Kaizen, just for myself. All kinds of insights came out of that. Visually, but also financially. I could suddenly show results. And then I got people with me. The board was immediately taken when I could show which savings were within reach.”
Where we used to look at disappointing results, we now focus on the losses"The focus has shifted. Where we used to look at disappointing results, we now focus on the losses."
Cierpa Kaizen clearly shows who should do what when“In Cierpa Kaizen you can see the updates, step by step. You see all the actions that play. You no longer have to chase after actions yourself, the software does it for you: it shows what needs to be done by whom and gives a signal when this is necessary. That's exactly what we needed to keep going."
With Cierpa Kaizen we solved 60% of our improvement actions in a few months“We started with 100 improvement actions, mainly in production. In 7 months we have already solved 60%! In this way we have eliminated an enormous amount of waste. That saves us time and money. Apart from that, it also provides much more peace and structure in the workplace, because the process runs more smoothly. That result motivates us all.”
With OEE software, the outcomes are becoming more specific"People often have a gut feeling, where things are going wrong in production. But with just a gut feeling you can't start improving. With OEE software, the outcomes become more and more specific."
Veiliger werken dankzij de Cierpa Kaizen-app“Thanks to the Cierpa Kaizen app, we receive many more reports of dangerous situations. It's so easy to take your cell phone out of your pocket, take a picture of that nail lying around on the floor, add a line: it's almost an whatsapp."
Perfect traceability with Cierpa Quality"The traceability at Cierpa Quality is very high. You can follow the quality process from A to Z and submit it to the customer at the push of a button. Ideal. Does a customer want to view all audits of the past six months? No problem."
Less consultation and more efficient work thanks to Cierpa Kaizen“We previously had a weekly complaints meeting, with different reporting methods. We now meet every two weeks. I open Cierpa Kaizen and we check all actions with an open Do. In addition, people receive an email every Monday with an overview of the open actions. It just works, everyone knows what to do. Instead of doing the consultation in an hour and a half, we are now ready in half an hour and everything has been discussed, especially because everyone has carried out their actions.”
Improving production processes and business processes with Cierpa Kaizen“In the past, action lists and shortcomings lists emerged from various consultations, in various Excel and Word documents. With Cierpa Kaizen you get a central overview. You can improve not only your production processes but also your business processes. You no longer only have to focus on immediate solutions, there is also room for preventive actions.”
Cierpa OEE provides much more insight than those flaps full of data“Cierpa OEE gives us a lot of insight. In our savings potential, failures, downtimes. And wonderful analysis options. We used to have folders full of data. But you can't analyze on paper. So we kept those clappers for 5 years and then they went away. Now we have all the improvement analyzes we need at the push of a button. This allows us to improve in a very targeted manner. For example, we have been able to halve the changeover times of certain lines. That's about serious cost savings."
I was able to train my colleagues myself in Cierpa OEE“We started with the software in Oss. Cierpa trained me there as a trainer. I know the software, have the overall picture, can provide management with all the necessary information. But we also need eyes and hands on the work floor and at other locations. We do not want to be dependent on external consultants, we prefer lower costs and internal knowledge. That is why I subsequently started training our own ambassadors. The train-the-trainer approach allows us to remain independent and keep costs low."
We choose again for Cierpa OEE“We were looking for good OEE software. Not only did 3 out of 5 decision-makers already have positive experiences with Cierpa's software at other employers, but the overall picture was also right: ease of use, manageable costs – and simply a good story.”
We use Cierpa OEE at 3 locations, together and separately“In practice, our different branches are really separate from each other. That is why when you log in you will also see 3 separate locations with everyone's own lines below. We do, however, work with the same set-up within the software and the same parameters within reports at every location. This makes it easy to compare or combine the location reports into a clear overall report for management.”
Thanks to Cierpa OEE things can be done differently"Things that for years "couldn't be otherwise" turn out to be possible anyway."
Cierpa OEE provides insight into your conversion time“We gained insight through OEE. We now clearly see how much production time a conversion of a production line really costs us. For example, we used to see that there was 40% downtime on the lines, now we see that half of that is caused by the conversions. The conversion also turns out to take twice as long as we always assumed. It turned out to be our biggest waste.'”
With Cierpa OEE you discover the real cause of your loss"With Cierpa OEE, we found that the biggest losses on our line were caused by a planning problem, not technical problems, as we always believed. That was an important step towards the solution."
Because of Cierpa OEE we know where the losses are“With Cierpa OEE we measure the input of the line. A real-time sensor measures whether the dough balls are passing at the correct speed. If so, it's in production; if not, there is a malfunction, switch or standstill somewhere in the line. In that case, the operator immediately receives a message and must explain this standstill. The advantage of OEE is that you get a clear insight into the biggest wastes, so we know where to look and which buttons to turn. That saves a lot of time. Before we started working with the OEE measurements, we had no insight into where our losses were, we now have that.”
With Cierpa OEE we focus on loss deployment“We work with improvement teams at all levels of the company. With the data from Cierpa OEE we focus on loss deployment. Based on the Pareto analysis, we determine the biggest losses of the past month and then a Kaizen team is set up. A team leader, an operator, a mechanic, someone from the staff: we get to the bottom of what the problem is and involve all the necessary parties to solve it. “
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