Manufacturing

addValue is an independent Consulting firm, assisting Manufacturing, Distribution and Back Office Operations to improve efficiency and output. 

1. Strategic Planning

Our team provides comprehensive operations analyses for Manufacturing and Distribution clients in an effort to meet increased demand, improve customer turn-around, maximize area, improve workflow and reduce costs.

  • Extensive Audit and Benchmark of Current Operations
    Provides the opportunity to document current conditions, identify opportunities for improvement, benchmark operations against key metrics for Lean and World Class facilities, and identify a game plan for implementation of Improvement Programs including Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma.
  • Cost Improvement Programs
    Detailed study performed with manufacturing and distribution operations to reduce overall cost of manufacturing throughout the entire value stream. Programs include conceptual design through full project implementation.
  • Consolidation / Expansion / Relocation Studies
    A detailed operational assessment is performed, including Return-On-Investment analysis for expansion, consolidation and relocation. Analyses are focused on cost improvements, relocation costs, and expectations for manufacturing efficiency, quality, logistics, and performance. 
  • In-source vs. Outsource Analysis
    Detailed comparison of current products manufactured and evaluation of procurement from a local or global third-party vendor.

2. Business Operations & Process Consulting lipseste
The tools and techniques at the foundation of Lean Manufacturing provide our team with a comprehensive set of skills to perform business operations consulting and process re-engineering at its most successful level. Our consulting experience includes manufacturing, medical, distribution, fulfillment, and store operations, order processing and financial operations.

  • Process Mapping and Value Stream Assessment
    The process includes detailed documentation of the entire value stream, from supplier to customer in manufacturing and from project onset to completion in all environments.
  • Business Operations Capacity Analysis and Benchmarking
    Benchmarking the business operations include, but is not limited to inventory levels, inventory turns, quality, performance, delivery, cycle time, and system applications.
  • Product / Information Flow Using Brown Paper Mapping
    Document all business operations, including physical, systematic and information flow analysis, detailed development of value added business operations including paperwork, system and performance tool improvements.
  • Process Improvement Development
    Programs include workflow improvement, operations cycle time reduction, improved material handling, reduction of non-value added activities and maximizing value added business processes.
  • Implementation Assistance
    Detailed coordination to assure design of process and systems are implemented to meet