Irema has implemented Lean Manufacturing at its production facility. The Lean system, based on the original Toyota system, been implemented throughout all aspects of the business to ensure that Irema has complete focus on all customer requirements. All facets of the business are monitored and recorded to ensure goals and objectives are achieved with action plans in place for further improvements.
In addition to the Lean tools such as the Visual Factory and the systematic approach to identifying and eliminating waste, Irema has introduced comprehensive staff training to ensure a uniformed approach to continuous improvement and a full understanding of all Lean tools used to enhance the performance of the company. This training, some of which is through the Irish Medical Devices Association (IMDA), has given a greater focus on what the company wants to achieve, with the added bonus of staff input into resolving many of the issues.
The improvements through the Lean process and training form part of the company’s strategy to ensure that Irema remains a major supplier of surgical face masks for the global mask industry.
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