Streamline your operations, optimize your productivity.
PMI's lean manufacturing consulting services are the ideal solution for any organization that seeks to improve efficiency, productivity, and overall performance.
Our team of experienced consultants will work closely with you to identify areas of inefficiency, streamline processes and increase output. With over 30 years of experience in using Lean Manufacturing tools and techniques, we have the knowledge and expertise to help you achieve your business goals.
Expect measurable results and significant increases in your bottom line.
Our Lean Manufacturing Consulting Services Include
Lean Automation and Manufacturing Consulting
Our objective is to improve your manufacturing processes through a variety of techniques. We work closely with you to create a custom solution that aligns with your company's specific goals and needs. This can include the implementation of robotics, data collection, and analysis, and advanced manufacturing technologies like Industry 4.0, Industry 5.0. IoT, and even machine learning.
Advanced Production Scheduling
PMI's advanced techniques and tools in Production Scheduling are used to optimize the scheduling of production processes and resource allocation in order to increase efficiency and reduce waste. This can include using techniques such as constraint-based scheduling, simulation modeling, and real-time data analysis to create accurate and responsive schedules that take into account factors such as production capacity, machine availability, and material availability. PMI will make software recommendations with an aim to further improve your scheduling initiatives.
Process Improvement Services
Our process improvement services analyze production processes to increase efficiency, reduce waste, and improve overall performance. This can include identifying and eliminating bottlenecks, streamlining workflows, implementing standard operating procedures, and using tools such as value stream mapping and Kaizen events to continuously improve processes. Our goal is to help manufacturers increase productivity, reduce costs, and improve product quality.
Program Management Consulting
PMI offers program management services in industrial engineering, utilizing a systematic approach to plan, organize, and manage resources to achieve specific goals and objectives. Our experienced team will work with you to develop a detailed plan, establish performance metrics, and coordinate the efforts of multiple teams to ensure the successful completion of your program. Our program management services can help improve efficiency, reduce costs, and increase overall project success.
This method of analyzing and optimizing a production process targets an increase in the overall output, or throughput, of the system. PMI will identify and eliminate bottlenecks, constraints, and inefficiencies in the process. We measure and analyze the flow of materials and products through the production line, as well as the time it takes to complete each task. Based on this data, recommendations and solutions are developed to improve the flow and increase the overall efficiency of your production process.
Line Balancing Consulting Services
Line Balancing Services involve balancing workloads among employees and machines to minimize downtime and ensure that the production line is operating at its maximum capacity. This is achieved by analyzing the production process and determining the optimal number of employees and machines needed to complete the task efficiently. The goal is to achieve a balance between the workload and the available resources so that each worker is fully utilized and the production line is running smoothly.
Work Measurement Consulting
Work Measurement Consulting services are designed to help you analyze and optimize your production processes. Our team of experienced consultants will use various techniques such as time studies, motion studies, and work sampling to study and measure the time and effort required to perform specific tasks or operations. We will work with you to identify areas of inefficiency and waste and provide detailed recommendations for improvement. By accurately measuring work inputs, PMI can help you improve productivity, reduce costs and increase overall efficiency in the workplace.
Value Added Analysis Services & Non Value Added Activity Analysis
Value Added Analysis Services and Non-Value Added Activity Analysis services are tools used to identify and evaluate the activities that contribute to the creation of value for the customer and those that do not. Value added activities are essential to the production process and directly contribute to the final product or service. Non-Value Added activities are activities that do not contribute to the final product or service and can be eliminated to increase efficiency and reduce costs.
At PMI, our team of experts has a wealth of experience in providing Lean Manufacturing Consulting services. With over 30 years of experience in implementing Lean Manufacturing tools and techniques, we have been able to serve a wide range of markets effectively. Our team of experts can help you with a variety of services, including:
- Carefully selecting the most appropriate techniques based on your specific problem statement
- Applying the best methods for your specific industry type
- Providing detailed optimization recommendations and reports to help improve your production processes.
What is Lean Manufacturing?
Lean manufacturing is a concept that’s purpose is to eliminate waste while also maximizing productivity. Waste is anything that does not add value to the process including time. Lean production assists in reducing waste and increasing productivity.
How can Production Time Studies assist in Lean Manufacturing?
By identifying a manufacturing process and its steps, areas of waste are more easily identified. Production time studies help collect data on inventory, processing, transport, motion, and other factors that can be altered to reduce waste, allowing for better efficiency in production with the use of lean manufacturing tools.
What is 5S?
This is a lean methodology that uses five steps to organize the workplace in a more efficient way; sort, straighten, shine, standardize, and sustain. 5S is a simple yet effective way to create an organized, clean, and safe work environment, it is a foundation of Lean manufacturing as it helps in reducing waste, improving efficiency, and increasing productivity by eliminating the time wasted in looking for tools and equipment.
Sort: Remove unnecessary items from the work area and organize the remaining items in a logical and easy-to-find location.
Set in Order: Arrange items in a way that makes it easy to find and use them, and that promotes a smooth flow of work.
Shine: Clean the work area and equipment regularly to maintain a high level of hygiene and to identify any potential problems.
Standardize: Establish procedures and guidelines for maintaining the order and cleanliness of the work area, and for using equipment and tools.
Sustain: Continuously monitor the work area to ensure that it remains organized, clean, and safe, and make any necessary adjustments to maintain these conditions.
MUDA: Waste - MURA: Irregularity - MURI: Overburden
In Lean Manufacturing these Japanese concepts were pioneered by Toyota and top engineering experts to conduct such activities as production time studies, losses identification, value-added analyses, and non-value-added analyses.
Muda is the Japanese word for waste. In businesses, manufacturing, and production there are 8 types of waste:
- Underutilized Workers
Mura means unevenness or variation, referring to inconsistencies and inefficiencies that can lead to variations in production.
Muri, or overburden, is putting too much strain on production, both people and machines.
It is important to identify Muda, Mura, and Muri in order to eliminate waste in business processes. Identifying the Mura (variation) and the Muri (overburden) works to eliminating Muda (waste), increasing efficiency and production.
Industries that Benefit from Lean Manufacturing Consulting Services
- Automotive Manufacturing
- Warehouse and Logistics
- Industrial Manufacturing
- Food and Beverage
- Healthcare and Hospitals
- Logistics & Supply Chain
- Energy and Utilities
- Renewables, Oil, and Gas
- Architecture, Engineering, and Construction
Related Service: Time & Motion Studies
At PMI, we offer consulting services that are tailored to improve the productivity and efficiency of your production and business processes. Our team of experienced consultants will conduct a thorough examination of the duration and actions involved in specific tasks, breaking them down into their components, and measuring the time it takes to complete each one. We will also observe the worker's movements to pinpoint areas of inefficiency. Based on our findings, we will provide you with detailed recommendations on how to streamline your process and increase productivity while minimizing wasted time, activities, and processes.
Industrial Engineering Training
PMI offers a variety of Industrial Engineering training courses. From Six Sigma, Lean Manufacturing Techniques, 8S Core Courses, and beyond, PMI can help you enhance your organization's manufacturing capabilities and drive operational excellence with our comprehensive courses.
Expertise: Specialized knowledge and experience in industrial engineering provide your employees with the latest techniques and best practices in the field.
Tailored Solutions: Conduct an analysis of your organization's operations and provide tailored training solutions. This can help your organization to achieve its unique goals and objectives.
Implementation Support: Training alone is not enough! We can provide support in implementation which will ensure that learned techniques drive effective changes.
Long-term benefits: Implementing industrial engineering solutions can lead to improvements in productivity, efficiency, and profitability.