Enhancing the bottom line with cost reductions and process analysis
Businesses grow at various times based on customer demands, product shifts and financial opportunities. Atema has assisted companies of different sizes, from as little as fourteen employees to as many as 4000 employees, examining their current material flow patterns, handling frequency, or equipment utilization to improve productivity. The companies that utilized this service before planning a move or expansion saw the benefits of the process improvement multiply. For example, with Atema’s help, one firm shifted a bottlenecked process to a production point where impact was minimized. The number of times a piece required handling was reduced, and other process adjustments increased assembly capacity by 30%.
In the course of any visit, as part of an Atema engagement, we are always bench marking what your tools, equipment, or process is with other industries. Atema looks at core operations, tools, and technology to determine if there are ways to save money with alternate ideas. We look at scrap and rework and find a means to analyze the processes that are creating these non value added costs. We look at inventory to determine its actual value, to help top management decide to enhance or to replace. We also help identify where some personnel may need training for job enhancement or cross functional utilization.
We start from the beginning and go all the way through. We look at how material enters the facility analyze the facility for linear work flow and look to reduce material handling.We continue and look at operational sequences.and how all this could effect full campus layout.