Continuous Improvement Lean Transformation
This is the first time that the “Continuous Improvement” (Lean Transformation) philosophy has been used to refer to a steel site of this size and importance in Italy and this makes Acciai Speciali Terni a case history to be observed internationally. Continuous improvement is a life approach linked to the desire to grow and to never take anything for granted. A state of mind in which curiosity feeds our personal and professional growth and based on which we tend to identify what can be improved and to consolidate the success achieved over time. In the industrial production sector, continuous improvement is the set of actions carried out for the benefit of the company and of its customers, starting with the improvement of the manufacturing sector and the reorganisation of work in the name of a continuous and timely change on the ground. It is not a project as it does not have a beginning and an end, but it’s a path which allows us to overcome the paradigms that generate constraints and wastes within the processes. In the world of Industry 4.0 more than ever having a full mastery of the processes allows us to avoid waste digitisation and to seize the best opportunities offered both by technologies and by the human factor, the true added value of this path. For AST, all of this translates into offering a series of tools, advice and information to improve the quality of our working life.