The Production processes and methods used to transform tangible inputs (raw materials, semi-finished goods, subassemblies) and intangible inputs (ideas, information, knowledge) into goods or services. Resources are used in this process to create an output that is suitable for use or has exchange value.
Apogee Consultancy helps Manufacturing subsystem that includes all functions required to design, produce, distribute, and service a manufactured product.
Manufacturing subsystem that includes all functions required to design, produce, distribute, and service a manufactured product. We can transform your production system in to modern production systems like LEAN and SIX Sigma, as follows:
1. Lean system :
Lean production is all about reducing waste, not just material waste, but labor and time waste generated by some processes. When all of these wastes have been removed from the system, only then can it be said that the system is truly lean and optimized. In short, lean production involves constant efforts to reduce or eliminate waste starting from the design process to the manufacturing, distribution and towards the product support and beyond phases. But it is not just about reducing waste and overhead; the principle of lean production is also about increasing speed, efficiency and improving quality on top of waste elimination. This requires work and the development of a lean culture within the workforce, which ultimately leads to added value both for the customer and the company.
Lean production for maintain the ten rules of production:
- Eliminate waste
- Minimize inventory
- Maximize flow
- Pull production from customer demand
- Meet customer requirements
- Do it right the first time
- Empower workers
- Design for rapid changeover
- Partner with suppliers
- Create a culture of continuous improvement
2. Six Sigma :
Six Sigma is simply a method of efficiently solving a problem. Using Six Sigma reduces the amount of defective products manufactured or services provided, resulting in increased revenue and greater customer satisfaction. Six Sigma is named after a statistical concept where a process only produces 3.4 defects per million opportunities (DPMO). Six Sigma can therefore be also thought of as a goal, where processes not only encounter less defects, but do so consistently (low variability). Basically, Six Sigma reduces variation, so products or services can be delivered as expected reliably.