Waste Processing

Lean Transformation

About the project

Lean transformation program for Norway’s leading environmental services provider with focus on five sites, sorting and processing waste. The application of basic Lean principles transformed one site from worst to best, achieved performance breakthroughs in several areas: 82% reduction in inventory, 31% improved labor productivity (tons per man-hour), and 88% shorter throughput time, from 2 months to 1 week. Best practices were transferred to a newly constructed site for offshore services.

  • Industry: waste processing
  • Scope: production
  • Locations: Norway, 5 sites
  • Duration: 18 months
  • Support: 36 days on-site
  • Inventory: -82%
  • Productivity: +31%
  • Speed: 8x (throughput time: -88%)