Facilities department has a role in lean management

October 3, 2019

Maintenance and engineering managers are constantly looking for ways to make themselves, their technicians and their organizations as efficient as possible.

They can do this two ways, according to an article from Facility Maintenance Decisions on the FacilitiesNet website: increase the quality of services rendered, and reduce waste that detracts from the quality of services they provide.

The concepts contained within the lean manufacturing systems are all about eliminating waste, increasing quality and optimizing efficiency. 

The concept of lean is primarily founded on two principles:

• Just in time, which involves making only what is needed when it is needed

• Autonomation, which involves automation with a human touch.

These principles can be highly beneficial for managers looking to optimize facilities management.

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