De Nijs embraces change by continuous self-assessment and self-improvement resulting in a better overall infrastructure and a more solid base. We see this as reaffirming our worth to our clients by providing a more efficient and effective service. De Nijs does this by adhering to Lean Management techniques.
Lean management is a philosophy aimed at efficiency to the benefit of both the contractor and the client. It is a set of skills that identifies and steadily eliminates waste of all kinds. In doing so, quality improves while production time and costs are reduced. One example of the ‘tools’ or processes used to achieve this aim is stream mapping, which analyzes design flows and syncs them across multiple processes. Another is error proofing and the use of flow charts for controlling unnecessary steps or staggered (uneven) working methods.
Structured collective consultation and planning is of the utmost importance. In this way we can identify possible bottlenecks and deal with them before they become a problem. Shared responsibility leads to shared success ensuring cooperation on ideas and a willing and helpful environment.
‘Lean’ is a motivator and it encourages harmony, which results in readiness, better planning and more cost effectiveness. All in turn making De Nijs more attractive to partners and clients.