Cell Design

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.

CONNSTEP solved a huge problem for us and helped us bring our delivery rate to 100%. As a direct result of that, we have been awarded with an increase in business which, ultimately, will also benefit (our supplier) Har-Conn.”

CT manufacturer Pegaasus

Chris DePentima

CEO, Pegasus Manufacturing Inc.

“I see great value in the new experiences and perspectives CONNSTEP brings to our business, at reasonable prices. They’re not like consultants, they’re like partners in the business – willing to roll up their sleeves and help.”

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Mark Burzynski

President, Arthur G Russell Co

“CONNSTEP has proved to be a tremendous resource for ESI. CONNSTEP has helped us to adapt to today’s marketplace and remain a quality minded, competitive global player. Our ISO/TS16949 implementation process was efficient and rewarding. I look forward to our future projects with CONNSTEP.”

esi CT manufacturer

Ron Delfini

President, Engineering Specialties Inc.

“CONNSTEP worked with FuelCell Energy to educate and facilitate Lean initiatives and to help meet our needs to establish an overall production improvement plan. This plan has been utilized over a period of time as a ‘guiding light’ to spur numerous improvements that dramatically reduced our product cost.”

Tom Lucas

Manager, Fuel Cell Energy

“CONNSTEP is a valuable partner to Hologic, providing the expertise and ‘outside eyes’ everyone needs to keep their continuous improvement on track. We are now well-positioned on a dynamic growth path and look forward to a long-term relationship with CONNSTEP.”

Greg Safarik

VP Manufacturing Operations, Hologic

“Our experience working with CONNSTEP has brought us benefits we never expected. It’s a great team to work with!”

Bruce Wheeler

VP of Operations, Metal Finishing Technologies Inc.

“The goals of the team were to reduce manufacturing lead-time, reduce floor space utilized, and increase worker productivity. All the goals were met. CONNSTEP helped us to better compete.”

Tornik CT manufacturer

Dan Rubbo

General Manager, Tornik LLC

“The Business Growth Program is working well for us. We enhanced our website following the meetings to improve our SEO and become more visible to search engines. The segment on negotiating …  promoted changes in our thinking and improved how we interact with customers. The mentoring between sessions was helpful in boosting our progress.”

CT manufacturer Colonial Spring

Bill Lathrop

President, Colonial Spring Co.

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