IPS Lean — Continuous Improvement
IPS Lean is part of our culture of continuous improvement—a commitment to quality and safety that every IPS associate holds as a shared value. IPS Lean has its roots in the continuous improvement program that Toyota used to become the world’s number one car manufacturer. We’ve refined the principles of Lean for our service environments, using value stream mapping to eliminate waste from our processes, use of space and inventories.
IPS was the first organization in the electric motor repair industry to address Six Sigma. Removing non-value adding intervals from our work processes and optimizing the value added time gives us a major competitive advantage. Our goal is to provide services with the highest possible QA at the lowest possible cost, do it with lead times the competition can’t match, and without breaking a sweat.
You can see IPS Lean in action by arranging a shop tour at one of our sixteen regional service centers. This commitment to continuous improvement is the key to our industry-leading QA and lead times, focusing people and resources at an operational tempo that has to be seen to be believed. To schedule your shop tour or learn more about how IPS Lean supports your maintenance and reliability objectives, talk to your regional IPS sales representative or contact us.
IPS Houston's winding clean room after completing a future-state value stream
Redsigned work cell after "Kaizen event"