PROCESS AND PRODUCTIVITY IMPROVEMENT:

We Can Help You Improve Process, Production, Productivity and Profits…

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People in business cannot be expected to know everything about everything:  TIME, being the most important commodity. Time to look for  process improvements and cost savings being a near impossibility.

Time is Money; By investigating present methods and implementing new ideas will secure and increase business… Improved Cash Flow would give opportunities for re-investment and increased profit.

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What are your biggest costs ?

  • Labour Costs
  • Production Costs
  • Rejects and Scrap
  • Customer Complaints
  • Costs that are “NOT Visible”

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We can help you with:

  • LEAN Manufacturing
  • Improved Plant Layouts
  • Improved Product Quality
  • Improved Process Efficiency
  • Improved Machine Uptime

ROBOT ARMS

We can help you:

  • Identify opportunities –
  • Investigate issues –
  • Analyse findings –
  • Develop ideas –
  • Implement change –
  • Set out Controls –

The Services We Offer – Managing Change:

Principles of  “Change”

  • Eliminate ‘Non-Value Added’ Systems and Procedures
  • Reduce Waste – Rejects, Scrap, Resources
  • Time Management
  • Best Buy Policy
  • Supplier Understanding
  • Quality  –  Cost  –  Delivery
  • SIMPLE – Designs and Manufacture
  • STANDARDISE – Products and Process
  • REDUCE VARIATION – Keep Things Simple
  • Use Materials – that can be recycled or up-cycled
  • What does the Customer expect – external and internal
  • What does the Customer want – a washing machine or a clean shirt

 Applying  “Change”

  • Appoint Staff Champions – For Internal Ownership
  • Measure and Map Primary and Secondary Processes
  • Implement LEAN Process Principles
  • Implement Better Utilization of Space
  • Implement Better Utilization of Warehouse
  • Implement Basic Discipline, Procedures, TPM, H&S
  • Implement Quality Standards, Awareness and Training
  • Implement Better Planning – Shorter, Effective Lead Times
  • Implement Effective Visual Management – KPIs, Achievements
  • Improve Communication – Inter Departmental – Manager – Staff
  • Appoint an Energy Management Champion – Reduce Energy Costs
  • Reduce the need to transport goods – Find Business LOCAL

Implementing  “Change”

  • Remove – Non-Value Procedures & Operations
  • Reduce or Eliminate – Waiting
  • Reduce – Inventory
  • Reduce – Process Motion
  • Reduce – Process Time
  • Reduce – Over Processing
  • Right Size – Manufacturing Area
  • Eliminate – Rework – Repair – Scrap
  • Apply – Simple, Standardise, Reduce Variation
  • Talk To The Customer – What Quality Standard Is Acceptable
  • Talk To The Customer – Agree on a Quality Standard – Reduce Rejects
  • Talk To The Customer – Agree on a Quality Standard – Reduce Gas and Electricity Waste…

Financial Benefits:

We’ve generated for our clients between £50k and £2.0M per project…

For over 30 years we’ve designed and implemented “Continuous Improvement” Projects.

Atherton Management Services Ltd:  We help people in business improve their business.

Please Contact Us, tell us your issues – tell us how you would like to improve your business.

For More Information – Please call us…  UK – 07970 333 466