Camozzi Innovation System

The "Camozzi Innovation System" is central to how the group operates, with the following philosophies being widely used and followed:  "Total Quality Management (TQM)", "Lean Production System (LPS)" and "Supply Chain Management (SCM)".

This activity control system has been established following 10 years of continuous improvements as we aim to completely eliminate all wastage and inefficiency in every area of production.

Camozzi aims to satisfy customers in the quickest and most efficient way, in order to deliver high quality products as quickly as possible whilst also respecting the environment and society. In order to achieve this aim all internal processes and activity must be optimized while we also work closely with our suppliers and customers to form mutually beneficial partnerships.

Continuous, systematic and structured innovation

Camozzi Group’s companies are actively engaged in the continuous implementation of the most innovative management methods affecting various business areas, from productive processes organization to the provision of additional services, from the optimization of preventive maintenance activities to the management of shared information using visible planning techniques.

OEE (Overall Equipment Effectiveness)
Control of the efficiency level of machines through continuous monitoring of inefficiency causes such as availability (loss due to inactivity), quality (defects loss) and performance (speed loss). A technique used in Camozzi’s manufacturing plants.

RTS (Rapid Setting Tool)
Integrated approach in the Lean production theory aimed at reducing setup time (or changeover times) through categorization of timeframes and reorganization of activities related to the machine setup. A technique used in Camozzi’s manufacturing plants.

5S (SEIRI-separate, SEITON-order, SEISO-clean, SEIKETSU-standardize, SHITSUKE-maintain)
The 5S represent the 5 steps that create a methodical, sustainable approach to work place organization, born within the Lean Production logics,. They aim to optimize labor standards, and thus to improve operating performance. Applied in the production plants of Camozzi Automation and Camozzi Machine Tools.

TPM (Total Productive Maintenance)
A technique that has as its goal the continuous improvement of managing techniques and organizational issues related to maintenance, applied to all companies in the Camozzi Group.

VSM (Value Stream Mapping)
Value Stream Mapping is a technique used in activities related to Lean Production, It provides analysis and mapping of the flow of materials and information necessary to produce products/services, creating added value for the customer and optimizes the activities creating added value subsequently eliminating those which add no value.
This activity represents the starting point of all innovative projects in the Camozzi Group.

VRP (Variety Reduction Program)
Technique used in design to reduce the variety of components. It has been used in Camozzi Automation and Camozzi Machine Tools

Kaizen is the Japanese equivalent to continuous and systematic improvement " and describes an environment in which the company and all individuals working for it are proactively committed to improving processes through the continuous contribution of small changes in their work area. This philosophy underlies the organization of all Camozzi’s plants.

QFD (Quality Function Deployment)
The QFD methodology has as its goal to analyze the demands of the customer/user and turn them into features (quality characteristics) which define the quality and value of the finished product. The development process must ensure that this quality is developed even in the components and subassemblies as well as in individual elements of the production process.

QFD is one of the product development stages in companies of the Camozzi Group.

FMEA (Failure Mode and Effect Analysis)
It is an analysis methodology related to failure or defect conditions of a process, product or system that evaluates systematically for each type of fault, the probability of occurrence, severity of effect and the possibility of detection in order to assign a priority level to each risk so as to plan corrective actions or improvements. It is applied during product development in companies of the Camozzi Group.

A project management technique used to anticipate problems and share information with the entire project team through message boards and post-it notes presenting activities and typical problems of Product Development. There is also a "variant" named ‘vertical visible’ typically used in the technical department to visualize people loads.

A technique used to manage job orders and based on the standardization of all activity times, commencing with  the Technical Office through to final assembly; it’s successfully applied in Camozzi Machine Tools. For this purpose process mapping and billboards have been prepared and located on the floor in order to represent all the assembly activities that allow checking of the work progress and highlighting critical issues.