Manufacture more, for less.
Manufacturers around the world are facing many challenges and opportunities to remain competitive. Manufacturers’ prices are now set in global markets – and are determined by global supply and demand. For most manufacturing sectors
today, intense competition and excess capacity are driving prices down, but the cost of raw materials is rising in line with worldwide industrial growth.
It has never been more important for companies to take a closer look at each step of their manufaturing process and implement best practices throughout their organization. We can help you do this.
Chasing the bottom line
With prices falling across industrial markets and business costs on the rise, manufacturers around the world are having to restructure their businesses, market strategies, production and supply systems in order just to remain profitable, let alone grow. Innovation is driven by bottom line pressures. Most companies need to use methodologies such as Lean Manufacturing to reduce waste and Six Sigma to increase quality, in order to improve manufacturing productivity.
By implementing these programs, and other manufacturing process improvement techniques, companies bring products to market more quickly, ensure customer satisfaction and maintain their market share. Improving manufacturing productivity involves measuring and analyzing data and making effective decisions based on real data. Ensuring the success of these operational excellence initiatives often depends on divisions working together to share data and interpret production data appropriately.
Productivity measurement and labour standards
Understand Value Added versus Non Value Added time
Work activities that do not add value to your product or service are considered Non Value Adding activities (NVA). Continually monitoring how time is spent is the best way to determine where the highest rate of NVAs are within your Manufacturing process. Implementing professional work measurement tools is the first step to maximizing productivity by understanding and eliminating NVA time.Time Study Software
Map and plan efficient manufacturing plant layouts
Any time that is spent in transit is essentially wasted time. Having a plant floor plan that decreases travel time and un neccessary movement is crucial to maximizing productivity. There are a lot of layout and design programs to assit with floor plans, but first you need to know in real time where delays occur and how the new layout will improve production. How do you do this?Workspace Mapping
Modernize and Optimize Quality Control and Development
Setup sustainable 6S protocols and audits
Do you continually monitor if each of your workspaces meet 6S standards to Sort, Set in Order, Shine, Standardize, Sustain & Safety? Scheduling and managing regular 6S audits can be difficult, Laubrass can get you set up to automate the entire process to ensure standards are being met.6S Audit Software
Automate quality audits and routine inspections
Take any of your current routine inspections or Quality control audits and do them on a tablet. Quickly identify non conformance within your manufacturing process and send corrective action notifications. Audits are easier to do and results are more readily available.Custom Audit Software
Get help developing new products
Manufacturing new products for market can be time consuming and costly to get the right formula. Take advantage of Laubrass expertise and their software powered by QuantisWeb to more quickly and efficiently develop and manufacture your new products.Manufacture New Products
Process Optimization Tools for Manufacturing Industry
Control each step of your process
Define, manage, initiate and track every step in your workflow from raw goods to manufacturing to point of sale. Use modern technology to better track tasks and over time optimize the complete cycle.Workflow Management
Consulting and services for manufacturing
An outside perspective can always bring new light to any situation. See how Laubrass consultants can help you implement strategies and solutions for continuous improvement in your manufacturing facilitiy.Manufacturing consultants
Get your team on board
Process optimization can't happen if your whole team is not invested. Get your team on the right track by showing them the impact of visual work stations, LEAN, TPM and Toyota Kata management approach.Lean Training Kit