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Establishing lean transformation for metering industry

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Invensys Metering GmbH (former Spanner Pollux GmbH) with its headquarter in Ludwigshafen (Germany) designs and produces metering systems (bulk water meters, domestic water meters, heat meters, accessories for water/heat meters, electronics, readout systems).

 

In order to become more flexible and competitive, Invensys Metering has decided to investigate all business processes and as well to redesign and reengineer most of them. The vision, methods and tools of Lean Enterprise Transformation were the kernel, philosophy and framework of all ideas and activities. ‘We have decided to use Lean Enterprise Transformation, because it gives us the guidance for the new focus of our business’, the managing director, comments on the project. ‘Together with conmotion GmbH we have reengineered the complete order fulfillment process including sales, scheduling, production, material management and after sales service.’

 

Today Invensys Metering is much more flexible and can react faster on changing demands of the market. The delivery time has been reduced by concepts of flow manufacturing and Kanban systems. Due to this also the inventory turnover rate has been improved. ‘Conmotion GmbH has guided and supported us with pragmatic and well proven methods as well as with an engaged working style. These circumstances and the high level of competence in transformation and realization have been the success factors for our project’, the management director of Sensus Metering concludes.