With this, organisations can discover more comprehensive ways to lower their energy costs, improve their energy efficiency and reduce their impacts on the environment.
Some of the Lean Strategies used to gain Energy Efficiency benefits are as below but not limited to.
Standard Work, Visual Controls, Mistake Proofing and Employee Engagement: These fundamental Lean Techniques are the enablers to sustain energy performance gains through standardised work, procedures and visual signals that encourage energy conservation, and by making it easy or “mistake-proof” to be energy efficient.
Plant Layout and Smooth Flow: Design or rearrange plant layout to improve product flow while also reducing energy use and associated impacts.
Transportation Efficiencies: By reviewing a company’s transportation fleet and mobile equipment to see if there are opportunities to improve routes, reduce idling, minimise the number of trips, and improve overall efficiency of the fleet.
Equipment Effectiveness: Incorporate energy reduction best practices into day-to-day autonomous maintenance activities of Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) to ensure that equipment and processes run smoothly and effectively.
FASS Model™ is the fundamental methodology used to drive Lean Energy in a systematic manner via application of Lean tools and techniques. The model also incorporates specific Quantitative methods and Project Management techniques along FASS phases. Organisation uses FASS Model™ to continually improve all operational processes, with the involvement of employees at all level towards energy efficiency.