EnCata's philosophy is one of our major competitive advantages. We have been testing, building and implementing it for years. Our philosophy derives from our business experience that we earned and learned through blood, sweat and tears.
Our philosophy is based on LEAN principles
Our philosophy is based on LEAN principles (Toyota Production System), TRIZ (or TIPS - Theory of Inventive Problem Solving), uncertainty management system, value adding process flow (one-piece flow) and business methodologies of I. Adizes and J. Collins. One needs to work in EnCata to fully understand that details are the edge of our philosophy. That is why here we provide only some statements and values that may give you an idea about us. We are convinced that any work can be represented as a countinous process flow, which creates value for a consumers. Any action that adds no value for consumer must be promptly isolated and eliminated. In a way, flow is similar to a car assembly line, where continuous value addition occurs either through engineering or manufacturing.
EnCata production flow is fully visualized.
EnCata production flow is fully visualized. You will not find any solid walls in our offices, there are no lockers or shelves with tools, there are no isolated rooms with people. When every stage of a process, every piece of material and every tool is in plain view, no possible problem can go unnoticed.We never stop developing and optimizing our business model, processes and practices. Any stop would kill our business. We continuously elaborate new methods, approaches and improve the core principles of EnCata, thus, doing our job more efficiently. We encourage and stimulate the bottom-up initiatives that help to improve the process flow. It is implemented in our philosophy.
We’ve become a continuously self-improving and self-training unit
We’ve become a continuously self-improving and self-training unit. Each project is somewhat new, that is why we keep ourselves open for new tasks, approaches, methods, technologies and principles - this is EnCata's state of mind. At the same time, we try to deeply standardize all repeatable processes. For example, we strive to use tested technologies and proven solutions where possible, to deliver cost-efficient solutions.
Go and see for yourself first hand
No manager or design engineer in EnCata can make decisions before he/she has seen the situation with his/her own eyes. For this reason our designers spend up to 20% of their time the shop floor, assembling their designs into prototypes. That is why we are able to deliver the first prototype smoothly assembled, tested and fully operational.
The basis of EnCata business model is people.
The basis of EnCata business model is people. We strive to gather the best people at EnCata. However, only people with certain principles, who share our philosophy and passion for continuous development and improvement join our team. This guarantees that designers, engineers and management speak the same language and do the same job, achiving the best result together.