Maintaining high quality and low costs is crucial for manufacturing businesses today. FBX Solutions Boardroom to shop floor approach helps clients to define solutions ranging from strategic decisions regarding setting up manufacturing operations, to specific production site and line improvement. The roots of poor quality and low manufacturing productivity can often be traced back to processes that occur before the product hits the shop floor. They begin with product line complexity, product design, scheduling and sourcing. FBX Solutions helps clients address those sources of problems and implement lean manufacturing techniques that add to overall productivity.
FBX Solutions achieves this with proven methods of implementing operational and manufacturing excellence focusing on both technical and human elements. The typical transformation project includes a client centric package that includes process design templates for work processes and implementation methodologies, including Lean Manufacturing.
FBX Solutions approach to operational and manufacturing excellence deliver quick wins to help gain momentum and sustainability. In addition, we have robust work processes that speed up and help clients leverage the full benefit from enterprise resource planning (ERP) and other systems.
While our approach varies depending on the client’s situation, our overall framework starts addressing strategic questions that impact production cost, quality, flexibility, service levels, and control. This includes a clear understanding of what is the current and future product portfolio, what should the company “make vs buy” based on core capabilities and needs, and recommendations for future footprint and capacity planning including the potential for production site consolidation for optimization.