Throughout the Manufacturing value chains, we help our customers drive productivity, cost and quality which are powered by digital technologies like simulation, robotics, automation and advance analytics.
With over 14 years of experience in the Industrial Engineering discipline, we at SNic have categorized operational challenges existing in the manufacturing industry as below
- Wrong or Poor Master Data
- Inefficient methods
- Downtimes – machine not available, material not available
- Excess movement and handling
- Human Errors
- Poor Adherence to delivery and quality
- Poor design assumptions
- Increasing rework
- Product rejections at customer site
- Capital Expenditure Overruns
- Decreasing Margins
- Increase in variable cost
- Work in Capital getting blocked
- Increasing cost of poor quality
- Slow response to demand
- Poor collaboration
- Quick turn around
HOW WE HELP CLIENTS OVERCOME THE ABOVE CHALLENGES
Work Study and Measurement
Work measurement study is the systematic application of industrial engineering techniques to establish the work content and time it should take to complete a task or series of tasks. It helps to uncover non-value-added areas of waste, inconsistency and non-standardization that exists in the plants. Time and motion study uncover ways to make work easier and to produce products and services more quickly and economically.
Standardized work is a collection and implementation of the best practices known. It provides answers to questions such as What does the final product look like, what are the quality check points, what are the tools required to complete the job? Where is the process completed and what does the location look like? What will be the different quality check points etc.? It will incorporate what is needed to start and finish the state of process.
Capacity Requirements Planning
It is capacity planning technique that we use which entails evaluating the “ability of current resource levels to meet current orders and projected demand”. Detailed Capacity Requirements planning provides visibility of demand for each work center. This forward visibility allows the operation manager to more accurately plan the overall strategy for the addition or reduction of capacity for a more efficient use of resources.
Ergonomics and safety design
If productivity and improving quality is one of your business objectives, then ergonomics should be on your top priorities. Ergonomics aims to improve workplaces and create a safe, comfortable and productive environment for the workforce. The benefits are numerous like prevention of musculoskeletal injuries. The design solutions make workstation more efficient. The delivery quality and performance is improved as workers get to work in a well-suited environment. It ensures health and safety.
Layout and flow optimization
By evaluating multiple plant layout scenarios, we design an optimum layout that is perfectly suited to your business needs ensuring safety, noise, clearance and other factors are met. It reduces material handling costs. Improve throughput And lower energy bills. It minimize space requirements and enable continuous improvement.
This solution is designed for manufacturers who are not thoroughly convinced in adopting modern technologies for your complete manufacturing unit. In this methodology, we use some degree of automation around existing systems, equipment, methods and people using available standard components. It is a low investment and low risks method. Changes are smooth, gradual and cost-effective. Labor resistance will be minimal and faster.
We identify and capture opportunities for your manufacturing operations to grow, whether its through a factory efficiency program, productivity improvement or by defining new work standards and norms. Through thoughtful application of new technologies and capabilities, we’ll help you build resilience into the entire operational value chain, increasing both flexibility and productivity at the same time.
Working on a global level, we apply an outstanding depth of expertise at an unprecedented scale. Our experts draw upon an unrivaled breadth of knowledge, research, proprietary tools, and thought leadership across entire categories and industries.
Our goal is to equip your company with data, information and expertise so that you can be future ready.
To understand the challenges and objectives of your company, as a first step to discovery, we request for a questionnaire to be completed. This questionnaire will give us an in-depth understanding of the scope, processes and structure in terms of man/ machines /time.
Our consultants will then physically visit the plant or factory and perform a onsite assessment.
The goal of this assessment is to marry the objectives stated in the questionnaire to the required objectives that your company needs to be pursuing at the plant. All of our data collection and recordings are visual for the customer, so there is no scope for any guesswork.