An exclusive Knowledge Information Sharing Session (KISS Tea talk) was held on 15th May 2014 in Neville Clarke Johor Bahru. It was a dedicated event that shared about the concept of Lean Energy and its FASS Model (FASS is for Formation, Assessment, Solution and Sustainability). On top, ISO 50001 (Energy Management System) was also part of this tea talk. These topics were presented by Neville Clarke’s consultants; Mr Leong Chee Ming and Mr Thye Kim Song. Both of them have vast experiences in Lean Energy and Energy Management system.
Lean Energy unfolds a new and systematic way to a achieve Energy Efficiency, a pathway towards “Achieve More (Efficiency) with Less (Energy)”. The approach integrates infrastructures improvement initiatives with operational flow improvement activities. Tools used to identify, eliminate and control energy wastes are demonstrated, such as the application of Energy Waste Mapping to identify significant wastes contributors. The concept of key energy wastes such as over-processing, over-production, inventory, waiting, motion, transportation, defects and reworks was part of the presentation. It was eye opening way of looking at energy wastes from Lean perspective.
Energy Management Systems based on ISO 50001 is the framework adopted for all energy improvement activities. It is a holistic structure that looks into infrastructures, processes, people and documentations, and an international approach to ensure all improvement initiatives continue and do not pass off pre-maturely. Mr Thye shared the ISO 50001 framework and a success story of its implementation.