Traditionally the first step in our cooperation.
CMC’s experts visit your facility and offer thorough assessments and audits of your factory management, manufacturing, processes, and setup.
There are 3 assessment and observation services available:
When we know your goals, CMC offer expert consultation to your business focused on common areas which can be improved.
There are 3 types of consultation available:
We focus on productivity improvements (through process improvement, changes in logistics, and line rebalancing) and human mistake prevention (training, poka-yoke, self-inspection…).
Achieving a station of flowing production is harder than with assembly processes, but a lot of the same tools can be used: logistical and process changes, operator training and self-inspection, and mistake-proofing).
Depending on the situation, the priority might be setup time reduction, improvement of dies/moulds, or reorganization of human labor around the machines (often, lower-tech and more simple is better).
We will map the entire workflow and help companies create and implement standard procedures and work instructions. We help companies modify their forms and tools to work more efficiently, and implement staff training so that improvements last.
Many technical processes struggle with a lot of the same issues as assembly & packing, but it is harder to see it because “inventory” and “defects’ are less visible. Many of the same tools can be applied.
Lack of procedures, poor information sharing, and low cooperation between departments are often the cause of long cycles and low productivity. Managers need to implement a totally new system.