MANUFACTURING CONSULTING SERVICES

Carpedia has a long successful track record of helping clients improve operating cash flows, reduce working capital and build stronger management teams.

Carpedia has extensive experience in job shops, batch, and continuous flow manufacturing environments. Engagements are typically implementation-based, generate an average ROI greater than 3:1, and are self-funding within 12 months.

Improvement Areas

  • Productivity Improvement
  • Asset Utilization
  • Maintenance Improvement
  • Quality/Yield
  • Strategic Sourcing
  • Revenue Improvements
  • Service Excellence
  • Internal Teams and Capabilities
  • Supply Chain Optimization
  • Lean Management
  • Cultural Alignment

Sectors

  • Food Processing and Bottling
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Custom Fabrication and Assembly
  • Automotive and Aerospace
  • Light and Heavy Equipment
  • Continuous Operations

Some of Our Clients

How We Help

Our methodology drives performance improvement by targeting process changes at constraints and aligning management tools and behaviors.

We help you address issues head‐on with a comprehensive approach to manufacturing process improvement. By focusing on the interrelated areas of how you plan, how you execute, and how you manage, we help you implement solutions that improve productivity, reduce cycle time, and assure your customers more predictable on‐time delivery

While the final step for many consultants consists of reports and recommendations, leaving internal teams the responsibility for implementation, Carpedia works directly with client management, providing personal guidance and coaching that prepares leaders to drive success far beyond the scope of the engagement.

 

Improving Uptime and Reducing Costs

Predictable scheduling is difficult. Most businesses would prefer a schedule that did not succumb to the variations in material, equipment, and labor supply, or customer demand and product cycle issues. Nonetheless, production is often not effectively scheduled or controlled because the specific tasks, material, or equipment required—from input to output—do not properly consider labor and machine hours, material quality and yield, or customer’s needs.

This breakdown in scheduling will result in lower productivity, inflated work‐in‐process, extended cycle times, and missed shipping dates. Carpedia addresses these issues head‐on with a comprehensive approach to manufacturing process improvement. By focusing on the interrelated areas of your process, your management operating systems, and leadership development, we help you implement solutions that will improve your productivity, reduce cycle time, and assure your customers more predictable on‐time delivery.

 

Delivering Measurable Results

Our manufacturing consulting services deliver measurable results by working closely with your leadership team to align the core expectations of the business with the business plan. This will include significant upgrades to the scheduling process and visibility to it, and often provides improvements to demand and supply planning.

We work closely with your managers and internal improvement teams to identify and problem-solve operating issues that cause costly downtime. Our consultants have a consistent track record of delivering improvements in equipment and line uptime, as well as reductions in material cost through improved yields.

In addition to better planning and process change, we provide your leaders with the education required to effectively plan their performance and confidently problem-solve issues that are impeding performance. Communication between departments is also improved significantly.

CLIENT EXPERIENCE

Results were greater than our initial expectations

“Carpedia proved to be very effective. Their results were greater than our initial expectations. More importantly, it appears as if the improvements will be permanent. The Carpedia employees proved to be the strength of the project. They were actively involved in the day to day operations. They were flexible in their approach and demonstrated a sincere desire to help the plant improve. Based on the results at Bloomsburg, Carpedia is being considered for other major projects.”

Manufacturing Manager, H.J. Heinz, Canned Products

Manufacturing Client Testimonials
2020-08-04T12:46:41-04:00

Manufacturing Manager, H.J. Heinz, Canned Products

“Carpedia proved to be very effective. Their results were greater than our initial expectations. More importantly, it appears as if the improvements will be permanent. The Carpedia employees proved to be the strength of the project. They were actively involved in the day to day operations. They were flexible in their approach and demonstrated a sincere desire to help the plant improve. Based on the results at Bloomsburg, Carpedia is being considered for other major projects.”

Consistently Exceeded Expectations

“Carpedia has successfully completed the third assignment of work with MacDon Industries Ltd. These projects have covered everything from shop floor processes and controls, supply chain initiatives, to rough cut capacity and production planning. Carpedia’s quick understanding of our situation, professional and focused approach on results, flexibility to work with us as new needs arose, combined with a strong rapport with all levels of our organization provided an excellent catalyst and support for successful change. The results of these initiatives have consistently exceeded our expectations and we have equally enjoyed many benefits that are not so easy to quantify by having Carpedia as part of our team.”

Vice President, MacDon Industries Ltd.

Manufacturing Client Testimonials
2020-08-04T11:58:57-04:00

Vice President, MacDon Industries Ltd.

“Carpedia has successfully completed the third assignment of work with MacDon Industries Ltd. These projects have covered everything from shop floor processes and controls, supply chain initiatives, to rough cut capacity and production planning. Carpedia’s quick understanding of our situation, professional and focused approach on results, flexibility to work with us as new needs arose, combined with a strong rapport with all levels of our organization provided an excellent catalyst and support for successful change. The results of these initiatives have consistently exceeded our expectations and we have equally enjoyed many benefits that are not so easy to quantify by having Carpedia as part of our team.”

Immediately Added Value

“I would like to express my sincere appreciation for the excellent work done by the New Flyer Carpedia team. They began to immediately add value by immersing themselves in our organization. This enabled them to quickly understand a very complex multi-site situation and the issues that the organization faced in all aspects of our business from sales to engineering and supply chain management right through to execution on the production floor.”

Executive Vice President, New Flyer Industries

Manufacturing Client Testimonials
2020-08-04T11:48:21-04:00

Executive Vice President, New Flyer Industries

“I would like to express my sincere appreciation for the excellent work done by the New Flyer Carpedia team. They began to immediately add value by immersing themselves in our organization. This enabled them to quickly understand a very complex multi-site situation and the issues that the organization faced in all aspects of our business from sales to engineering and supply chain management right through to execution on the production floor.”
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Manufacturing Client Testimonials