WCM is a production system created by Professor Yamashina. Developed as a result of successful business studies, WCM is based on 10 pillars of development
The WCM repository is held by an “association” that operates only on cooptation. This reference is the result of the work of Professor Yamashina that he could lead at Fiat.
Very similar to pillar 8 of the TPM, the object of this pillar is to be able to eliminate the causes of accidents.
The cost deployment pillar is the ability to transform quantified physical losses (hours, kW, number of units …) into financial costs.
This pillar will consist in putting in place a continuous process of small improvement projects targeted at “human” perimeters where we will deploy various tools.
This pillar integrates the activities of autonomous maintenance and organization of the workspace. The challenge will be to involve the staff in the process.
Professional Maintenance aims to set up a high-performance maintenance system that increases the availability of equipment while reducing costs to keep it up to date.
Quality is a key issue in the WCM system as is the Lean 6 Sigma approach.
The Logistics pillar is identical to the Just In Time pillar of Lean. It should be noted that in the WCM method, projects will be prioritized in accordance with Matrix E of the Cost Deployment Pillar.
The challenge of this pillar is to be able to design means for which we have anticipated the problems and obtain a high level of performance at the installation.
The challenge of this pillar is to be able to reduce the costs related to losses due to a lack of skills and knowledge of equipment, methods, standard of work …
Often the forgotten system, this pillar, beyond a social aspect, political and of course important legislative, is also a source of significant economic gain
The TWTTP tool is a tool to quickly target a problem due to human error.
The PPA tool is an advanced method for solving complex problems whose causes are of a technical nature.
The QX matrix is used to perform a correlation between the fault and the cause generated by the equipment, the quality impact and the operator parameter.
The QM matrix is an essential tool to ensure the maintenance of the quality level. It summarizes all the elements to maintain to ensure quality over time.
The HERCA methodology is a simple tool to identify the root cause of human error and set up a countermeasure.
The EWO, Emergency Work Order, is a method to document and solve problems faster.