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.
- Productivity Improvement
- Asset Utilization
- Maintenance Improvement
- Strategic Sourcing
- Revenue Improvements
- Service Excellence
- Internal Teams and Capabilities
- Supply Chain Optimization
- Lean Management
- Cultural Alignment
- Food Processing and Bottling
- Custom Fabrication and Assembly
- Automotive and Aerospace
- Light and Heavy Equipment
- Continuous Operations
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.
Immediately Added Value
Executive Vice President, New Flyer Industries
Results were greater than our initial expectations
Manufacturing Manager, H.J. Heinz, Canned Products
Consistently Exceeded Expectations
Vice President, MacDon Industries Ltd.