Industrial quality enhancement is part of INERGY’s business philosophy in the path to excellence.
Armed with this knowledge, Inergy Automotive Systems decided to build and deploy its own INERGY Production System (IPS): implemented in all the factories and advanced supply sites, IPS was also the way to progress towards an Inergy optimized Standard in terms of production.
The INERGY Production System contributes to enhance industrial performance levels, as well as safety and quality.
Benchmarking the other well known production systems, IPS is not only a "tool box", it is a complete system, mix of philosophy, best practices, discipline, continuous improvement, based on the involvement of all associates.
The "kaizen workshop" on the shop floor, is the easy way to involve everybody and gather all improvement ideas.
All sites are managing workshops such as 5S, Hoshin, TMP, SMED, VSM.
From these foundations we go on increasing sophistication of tools while Lean Maturity is progressing.
The use of Kanban system allows as well a good flexibility meaning the ability to follow fluctuation of customer demand without loss of productivity.
IPS deployment is still progressing by pushing Lean principles upstream, inside the process design, to do it right first time, taking into account the economical and technical expertise conditions of the country where the plant is established.
IPS pulls our operational excellence, including safety & quality, to the highest level.