50 Manufacturing Factsheets

  • Saturday, January 1, 2022
  • Posted By The Growth Company

Bottleneck Analysis

You would use this approach to identify bottlenecks that stop or slow down production or business performance, and implement solutions to reduce or remove the effect of bottlenecks.

Concepts of Lean Manufacturing

You would use this approach to stabilise and standardise processes, eliminate waste, develop flow, increase responsiveness to customers and engage people in continuous improvement and problem solving.

SMED: Reducing machine changeover times

SMED is a system for significantly reducing machine setup and changeover times. The aim is to convert as many steps as possible to 'external' tasks which can be carried out while the machine is running.

Design for Assembly (DFA) & Design for Manufacture (DFM)

You would use this approach as part of the design process for a new product to make it as easy to manufacture and assemble as possible, at the lowest cost and highest quality.

Change Management

You would use this approach when you are seeking to introduce change within your operation. The approach can be scaled according to the size of the change.

Workplace Organisation

You would use this approach to make best use of workspaces and to empower team members to take responsibility for organising and improving the workplace.

Value Add and 8 Wastes

You would use this approach to enable your employees to talk about and identify opportunities to reduce wasteful activities in your business by having a common language to describe waste. 

Standard Work

You should use this approach to standardise activities either on the shop floor or in office processes.

Kanban / Pull Replenishment Systems

You would use this approach as part of the design of your manufacturing process and material replenishment systems.

Supply Chain Fundamentals

This factsheet will help you to understand your supply chain, enabling you to prioritise suppliers by importance and improve performance.

Value Stream Mapping (VSM)

You would use this approach to identify improvement opportunities in end to end business processes. A VSM activity s used to see the whole process end to end.

Growth Strategy - Ansoff Matrix

You would use this approach to develop your growth strategy.

Visual Management

You would use this approach to enable a team to understand and improve its own performance.

Process Mapping

You would use this approach to gain better understanding of any process you are trying to improve, or where you are trying to solve a problem. It is also a great way to generate common understanding among a team of a given process and the opportunities for improvement.

Optimizing Factory Layout

You would use this approach as part of the design of your manufacturing process and material replenishment systems.

KPI's and Performance Management

If you do not measure, you cannot improve. Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) create a basis for decision making and focus the team's efforts towards the critical areas for strategic and operational improvement.

Problem Solving

You would use this approach to solve any problem by identifying the root cause and taking action.

Target Cost & Market Pricing Model

You would use this approach to ensure that new and existing products and services meet customer price expectations and also deliver sufficient profit to your company.

Total Productive Maintenance (TPM)

You would use this approach to drive up the performance and availability of your equipment and increase the quality of the products that they produce.

Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE)

You would use this approach to capture machine and process performance as part of continuous improvement activities. 

Line Balancing

You would use this approach to improve production flow and reduce manufacturing lead times.

Material Requirements Planning (MRP)

You would use an MRP system to plan and control your inventory, production and scheduling.

The Kano Model

You would use this approach to understand what motivates your customers to buy your products.

Demand Analysis

You would use this approach to understand patterns in your sales and use these to your advantage.

Capacity Planning

You would use this approach to enable you to understand the medium to long term capacity required for your business, in terms of people and machines.

Rough Cut Capacity Planning

You would use this approach to understand if you have sufficient capacity to take on unexpected orders or growth in demand.

MTO & MTS Production Strategies

You would use this approach to understand the best supply model to adopt for your business or specific products.

Inventory Management

You would use this approach to understand he true cost of inventory to your business and make better decisions on how much inventory to hold.

Upscaling/Capacity Enhancement Techniques

You would use this approach to increase your ability to output more product.

People Deployment 

You would use this approach to put systems of work in place that make best use of our skilled labour to communicate business direction and more.

Developing a Multiskilled Factory

You would use this approach as part of your manufacturing strategy to understand the abilities of your existing workforce and identify areas for development. 

Supply Chain Measures

You would use this approach as part of the design of your manufacturing process and material replenishment systems.

Concept Selection Using Matrix Analysis

You would use this approach as part of the design process to select the best concepts tat meet the product design specification.

Market Positioning 

You would use this approach to understand and manage how customers perceive your products, relative to your competitors.

The Balanced Scorecard

You would use this approach to introduce a balanced set of measures covering financial, customer, business processes, and people.