Produce More, in Less Time
The right cell design helps you produce the most product in the least amount of time – for any batch size, using the least stock and the fewest man hours. Our cell design consultants have the expertise and objectivity to help you:
- minimize lead times
- drive down inventory
- reduce man-hours
- maximize Value Added work
Uncover “Hidden” Opportunities
The independent eye of our cell design consultants can be critical to your success in moving quickly to a more productive future, minimizing waste, and successfully challenging the status quo at your facility. Their objectivity gives them unique insight to opportunities you might otherwise be “blind” to as you work in your business from day to day. Coupled with their deep and diverse experience in cellular manufacturing, our cell design consultants have just the right mix of creativity and know-how to improve the production flow of your facility.
Proven Techniques in Optimized Cell Design
Our consultants use a proven Cell Design methodology to help business owners improve their cellular manufacturing activities. We create a family matrix of all products the facility manufactures. Next we calculate an objective measure of the demands for each product, and establish Takt Time (the average unit production time needed to meet customer demand). Then we conduct a thorough review of the Work Sequence, and combine work to balance the process. The end result is a new, optimized cellular manufacturing layout designed for physically improved flow.
Change Management in Cellular Manufacturing
Change is hard, for just about everyone. While optimizing production layouts creates many benefits – including increased flow, improved communications, and more balanced workloads – the process of changing the layout of the production or office environment is a major adjustment in any organization. Our cell design consultants are specially trained and experienced not only in cellular manufacturing, but also in smoothly facilitating the associated change management processes. Their superb technical skills are matched by their dedication to the human element that is equally critical to making your project a success.
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