A Perspective on Implementing Lean in Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul Business Functions

Introduction Lean implementations are proven to eliminate waste and promote better flow within the value stream. They can be applied to a variety of industries from manufacturing to healthcare, and production to service functions. In this blog, I’ll focus on Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) business functions. Unlike traditional processes, MRO functions can have an extremely...

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Ergonomics – Does it improve safety or efficiency, or both?

Ergonomics can be applied to any situation in which humans interact with equipment, processes, information, etc. Many industries can benefit from ergonomic improvements. A classic example of an ergonomic improvement is the use of handrails on truck exit doors in the delivery and field service industries. This placing of hand rails near the exit door of trucks helps to alleviate the...

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