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We fix factories, by implementing lean manufacturing. Our members are all active professionals in the manufacturing field, and are dedicated to improving the productivity, quality and profitability of our clients' operations. We adapt automotive manufacturing concepts to industries with different technologies, breadth of product mix, and production rates. In addition, we are also frequently asked to help clients make the most of the computer technology they already have, or to advise them on what they should or should not acquire.

Lean manufacturing implementation

Software-related services

Lean manufacturing implementation

Lean manufacturing no longer need an introduction: It is the most productive, most flexible, and highest quality approach to manufacturing in the world today, proven by bottom-line results over 40 years, first in Japanese factories, and now in advanced factories in the US and in Europe. Though many engineers have heard of cells, flow lines, quick setups, the Kanban system, or TPM, most shop floors still look and perform as they did 15 years ago. Making the transition from concept to reality is difficult because of both the integrated nature of the process and the lack of information on the nuts and bolts of implementation. This is where we come in, providing support in the following ways:
    1. When getting the project finished quickly is more important than transferring know-how, as is the case for example when the plant needs a new production line in place by a deadline.
    2. When certain vital technical skills needed for the project are not present within the client organization and cannot be acquired quickly. This may range from the use of some software tools to exotic process technology.

Software-related services

For the past 10 years, the managers, engineers, technicians and operators of today’s factories have been overwhelmed by an avalanche of computer technology, but  have collectively been unable to realize its heralded potential for productivity improvement. For better or worse, the computers are there, controlling production equipment, generating drawings, and running engineering calculations as well as financial projections, but the manufacturing managers and engineers don't know how to use them effectively, and the systems engineers don't understand the shop floor. Our mode of intervention is this area is either project support consulting or project engineering, as described above. Following are some of the areas of application that our clients have led us to focus on:

In the near future, we also intend to provide an on-line bookstore. If you are interested in discussing with us the various ways we could help you, please sign our guest book. We look forward to being of assistance.