MANUFACTURING OPERATIONAL EXCELLENCE

Manpower Cost Optimization

OEE Improvement

Productivity Improvement

WHAT IS MANUFACTURING EXCELLENCE

Manufacturing Excellence is a holistic approach to achieve the desired Vision Mission Objective and Goals of an organization by a series of tools and techniques that align the organization’s culture, enable employees, and sustain all implemented initiatives.

The manufacturing excellence programs are also used in different formats in part or whole with names like Operational Excellence, World Class Manufacturing (WCM), Business Turn Around, Total Productive Maintenance (TPM), Total Quality Management (TQM), and many more.

OBJECTIVE OF MANUFACTURING EXCELLENCE

  • Profitability Improvement & Cost Reduction
  • Business Sustenance
  • Employee Engagement & Enablement

CHALLENGES OF MANUFACTURING COMPANIES

Manufacturing Companies have been witnessing challenges threatening their own survival with respect to : 

  • Increasing Man-Power Cost
  • Increasing Input Material Cost
  • Frequently Changing Customer Requirement
  • Cut Throat Supply Chain
  • Legal & Statutory Compliances

Though these challenges are external factors and can’t be controlled by any company, the one and only way to remain sustainable / survive is by a structured Manufacturing Excellence Approach.

DIFFERENCE BETWEEN PROCESS IMPROVEMENT & MANUFACTURING EXCELLENCE

Manufacturing Excellence Process Improvement
Focuses on Gain and Sustain Focuses on Gain only
Strengthening of Organization Strengthening a Process
Includes the whole organization Includes a person / small team
Top-Down Approach Bottom-Up Approach
Scope Extends to Customers and Suppliers Scope mostly Limited to a Dept / Section
Aligned with Organization Vision Mission and Long Term Strategies Aligned with Processes’ Cost, Quality, Safety, and Productivity
Unique and Cant be copied/replicated for other organization Can be replicated/copied to another process

Works Like an immune booster for organizations’ to face present and future challenges

Works like medicine to relieve from pain quickly

Most of the time organizations’ confuse between these two terms and are under the false impression of Driving Manufacturing Excellence while implementing Process Improvement Kaizens. So What shall organization go for a Kaizen / Improvement Program or Drive a Manufacturing Excellence Program?

The answer is simple→ à both of these are required.

DIFFERENCE BETWEEN PROCESS IMPROVEMENT & MANUFACTURING EXCELLENCE

Manufacturing Excellence Process Improvement
Focuses on Gain and Sustain Focuses on Gain only
Strengthening of Organization Strengthening a Process
Includes the whole organization Includes a person / small team
Top-Down Approach Bottom-Up Approach
Scope Extends to Customers and Suppliers Scope mostly Limited to a Dept / Section
Aligned with Organization Vision Mission and Long Term Strategies Aligned with Processes’ Cost, Quality, Safety, and Productivity
Unique and Cant be copied/replicated for other organization Can be replicated/copied to another process

Works Like an immune booster for organizations’ to face present and future challenges

Works like medicine to relieve from pain quickly

MANUFACTURING EXCELLENCE IMPLEMENTATION PROCESS

OBJECTIVE : 

  • 100% Employee Engagement

 

EXAMPLES

  • Basic 5S Awareness
  • 1S, 2S Implementation
  • Workplace Visual Management (Visual Factory)
  • Kaizen Strategy Implementation
  • Suggestion Scheme
  • Innovative Leaders

OBJECTIVE : 

  • Zero Breakdown

 

EXAMPLES

  • My Machine Campaign
  • CLIT
  • Machine Utilization Monitoring
  • Machine Losses Reduction
  • Breakdown Analysis
  • Preventive Maintenance
  • 3S ,4S & 5S for Machine & Office area

OBJECTIVE : 

  • Zero Waste

 

EXAMPLES

  • Time & Motion Study
  • Lean Layouting
  • ZCA (Zero Cost Automation) & LCA (Low-Cost Automation)
  • Material Handling Optimization
  • OEE/ OLE

OBJECTIVE : 

  • Zero Accident

 

EXAMPLES

  • OH & S Management System Implementation
  • Safety KPIs
  • Workplace & Safety
  • HIRA
  • Safety Signage Standardization

OBJECTIVE : 

  • Zero Fatigue

 

EXAMPLES

  • Scope Defining
  • Workplace Ergonomics Analysis different Technical Score (REBA, RULA, WAS, HARM, NIOSH, JSI, KIM, EAWS, RAMP)
  • OFI(Opportunities of Improvements) Points Sharing
  • Support in Workplace Design Modification
  • Final Audit

OBJECTIVE : 

  • Zero Effect

 

EXAMPLES

  • Environment Policy
  • Effect Impact Analysis & Life Cycle Assessment
  • Energy Cost Optimisation
  • Waste Management & Control

OBJECTIVE : 

  • Zero Defect

 

EXAMPLES

  • Quality Management System Awareness
  • Quality Performance (Quality KPI Development &  Tracking )
  • Non-Conformities Identification & CAPA Implementation
  • Workplace Audit
  • 7 QC Tools & 7 Management Tools
  • Problem Solving & Poka Yoke
  • Root Cause Analysis

OBJECTIVE : 

  • Zero Loss

 

EXAMPLES

  • Advance Lean Practices Implementation
  • Manpower Rationalization
  • Design & Process FMEA
  • APQP
  • Line Balancing

OBJECTIVE : 

  • Zero Delivery / Failure

 

EXAMPLES

  • Value Stream Mapping
  • Value Supply Chain Management
  • Inventory Analysis & Management
  • Process Mapping (BPM/BPR)

OBJECTIVE : 

  • 100% Sustenance

 

EXAMPLES

  • Employee Training & Re-Training
  • DOJO Set-up
  • Training Content

Case Studies

Material Handling and Process Automation

(India’s Largest Precious Metal Exporters)

 

Challenges : 

  • Extremely labour intensive operations resulting to high costs
  • High pilferage of precious raw materials
  • Quaterly INR 40 Lacs of raw material unaccountable or pilfered  

Approaches : 

Tetrahedron helped the company to turn around the operations of the company in an industry which resistant to change. Following results have been achieved:-

 

Results

  • 15% reduction in Manpower; 20% reduction still on going
  • Developed  In-House Machines with company’s  engineers to Automate Workflows.

Manufacturing Excellence in Flock Manufacturing

(India’s Leading Velvet Cloth Manufacturing)

 

Challenges : 

 

  • Low Productivity Leading to Lower VAPE
  • High WIP and Inventory due to improper Planning
  • Manual Loading leading to high labour and time

Approaches : 

Tetrahedron implemented S&OP to improve the Production planning reduce WIP reduction due to reduce order production mismatch , Designing of low cost automation for material handling.

 

Results : 

  • VAPE improved by 17%
  • WIP reduction by 23%
  • Truck Loading Time Reduced by 28%
  • Contract Worker Cost Reduction by 42% (18 to 10)

Benefits of Manufacturing Excellence

  • Exceeding Organizational Target
  • Sustenance of Improvement
  • Improving Employee Engagement
  • Achieving Zero Defect Condition
  • Improving Productivity
  • Manufacturing Cost Reduction
  • Achieving Zero Effect Environment
  • Achieving Zero Delay in Delivery

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