Process Analysis for
Business Improvement
Process Analysis for
Business Improvement

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.

New to certification? You've come to the right place.

Our work goes beyond preparing for AISC certification — we help prepare your company for increasing customer demands and more complex projects. Our goal: Help you certify while making minimal changes to your business methods. But, you will find it can be a business improvement consulting experience if you have that goal in mind.
You may have been certified in the past and want help getting re-certified to the current requirements.

We can help you through the entire AISC process or assist with a single procedure to give you a jump-start. But no matter how we help, you'll benefit you’ll benefit from the years of experience and depth of understanding that Atema brings to the table.

Continuing certification? Let Atema streamline the process.

Maybe your last audit didn't go smoothly. Maybe your “quality guy” moved on, or you have new team members on board who have never been through the process. You may simply want more transformative results from the process this time around – making it mean more and improving the business.

Whatever the reason, Atema can help your regular AISC audits occur on time, on budget and with minimum disruption -- all while delivering knowledge that can meaningfully transform your operations.

Adding certifications? Work with the leader.

Adding additional certification categories or endorsements not only opens the door to more work, but it's also a good time to make sure your quality processes are really performing to the current requirements.

Atema can help. We can show you how to make scope changes efficient and how to get the most out of them, embedding processes and a culture of quality that pays dividends on every job.”

Full-spectrum administrative and technical support

Atema offers:
  • Implementation assistance: Many companies find they need additional support to install new quality processes – and we’re here to help. We offer both technical and administrative support to guide your implementation process. 
  • Administrative support: If you've lost a valued assistant or your staff is not ready to take on a support role, we can help. Atema provides as-needed administrative support so you don’t miss important events or regular documentation requirements.
  • Project assistance: Our engineers and specialists can guide you through the process when you have new customers of projects.
  • CAR or DDAR resolution assistance: (You need some copy here.)