Operations and Processes Optimisation

Product/Process Launch, Control and Re-engineering

  • Prepare production plant and stores area layouts for improved product routing for new and existing facilities with a view to achieving better usage of floor and inventory storage spaces.  Layouts may also incorporate line balancing studies and make provision for customer KANBAN requirements.  Layout plan options are illustrated on CAD drawings.  Where various scenario exploration is required, simulation process models can be offered and thus avoid physically disrupting existing facilities.
  • Preparation of process improvement feasibility reports that will illustrate proposed solutions for agreed projects.  Generally, DMAIC methodology is the corner stone to achieving positive outputs and appropriate improvement tools are employed (e.g. data analysis, trend identification, determination of process statistical control and capability plans, value stream mapping, etc).
  • The creation of Lean Manufacturing environments that minimise work in progress and waste, facilitates cell design, 5S initiatives, etc.)
  • Stores area layouts and materials management that integrate with existing Lean manufacturing initiatives.
  • Optimal Plant Availability (OEE, planned preventative maintenance).

Occupational Safety and Health Services

We prepare Safety Statements for our Clients. This service can be further extended by developing safety management systems meeting the requirements of the 45001: 2018 standard.  We can offer the Paradigm 3 software customisation features to integrate risk management methods and assessment techniques. See Paradigm software page.

System Modelling & Graphical Simulation

Modelling and simulation software as a decision support tool to:

  • Reduce expense of equipment installation and plant services
  • Provide good quality information for cost-effective decision making
  • View system logistically as a whole integrated unit
  • Identify potential bottlenecks in volume assemblies
  • Improve system design
  • Introduce options for prototyping and reduce cost of changes

Factory floor layout modelling where each operation can be 3D graphically simulated for process routing, space utilisation, the creation of manufacturing cells, addition/removal of equipment etc.