Advent Design's Business Solutions and Planning & Productivity group works with each customer to evaluate, document, and plan how to best utilize both new and existing manufacturing resources. We can assist in all stages of manufacturing operations from order entry, production and inventory control to production equipment and warehousing operations. We will analyze current manufacturing operations and develop recommendations for improvement, which are tailored to provide the greatest reduction in operating cost and lead-time.
Manufacturing Facilities are too frequently designed by an Architectural / Engineering firm whose objective is delivering an easy to build, low cost design. Unfortunately this often leads to designs and layouts that have given little thought to the Manufacturing Process or best practices. A good example of this is locating production machinery close to the main utility feeds for electricity, water or air. While this helps reduce construction cost, it often significantly disturbs the efficient flow of manufacturing in the facility.
Advent Design can work with your A&E firm, or come in at any time, and work to develop a Facilities Layout that best meets the needs of your process and enhances productivity.
Following is an outline of Advent Design's approach for developing facility layouts. The defined approach ensures consistent and thorough research into the background information required to evaluate the manufacturing layout and to develop recommended changes. Each of the following steps are typically utilized in the development of a facility layout for a customer. Additional/fewer steps may be necessary as dictated by the specific customer.