Lean principles can be successfully applied to continuous processes to boost productivity in the chemicals industry.
Continuous manufacturing processes often are sometimes not considered as candidates for Lean transformation. Our team has significant experience in improving quality and yields in continuous processes.
For example, product changeovers, often a significant source of process waste due to equipment cleaning and downtime can be streamlined to gain more production hours per line. Standard work for equipment maintenance, equipment cleaning, and preparation for the next product run, can significantly increase output.
Reducing variation in production variables such as temperature, pressure, flow rate, moisture levels, and chemical concentration at machine set points yields higher quality chemical products with fewer rejects requiring rework. Adding Lean to chemical processes will help you meet ever increasing customer demands for tighter specifications.
Chemicals Featured Case Study
The Business Problem
$3B Chemicals Producer Gains Throughput to Avoid Capital Expansion.
Manufacturing Practice Leader
NEXT LEVEL Partners®, LLC
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