ER.MO Spa, is a leading company in Italy for more than 40 years in the production of machinery for plowing, subsoilers and sowing preparers. Mechanical processing is carried out using ER.MO Spa, is a leading company in Italy for more than 40 years in the production of machinery for plowing, subsoilers and sowing preparers. Mechanical processing is carried out using up-to-the-minute numerical control machines that control maximum precision and quality. The materials used are the best steels, with articulated characteristics of mechanical resistance and very high elasticity.
Starting with the knowledge of a product that is recognized as one of the best in the market, but with low profit and with non-robust process knowledge, the property has expressed the desire to increase invoicing, improve internal flows and respond best to market.
The evaluation carried out identified the need to implement different market trends models, simplify the range of product / process, create flow and transform to stable.
After a first phase of massive implementation of the 5S technique to create order and cleanliness and to practice the discipline of maintenance, perform a partial re-layout, respecting some restrictions imposed by the company (do not expose themselves financially with heavy investments in plant; movements of paint).
Since the beginning of the transformation, practically the same resources (the same number of workers), the company has increased invoicing by approximately 25% and has greatly simplified the production processes and the product range, increases the level of service and customer satisfaction, obtaining the desired increase in profit.
Having released economic and financial resources has also allowed an improvement in machinery, which has been updated and expanded with the implementation of robotics and industry 4.0. The consulting approach to support people was made explicit in the implementation of the third assembly line, which operators established independently thanks to the skills acquired in the accompaniment with auxiell®.
Enthusiasm and commitment of simple and genuine people who have also overcome the obstacles of language and the low level of schooling, have become an example for others. This is Ermo’s Lean transformation.