As any good doctor will explain, you can't
prescribe a remedy until you've properly diagnosed the problem. HMC's
Diagnostic Consulting service is an extensive assessment of your manufacturing
process. The purpose of the diagnostic is to surface key obstacles to
performance and to quantify the improvement potential.
HMC will study
your operation, recording everything that happens, including line changes,
personnel changes, repairs, disruptions, set-ups, etc. Every minute
of every day is captured and statistically analyzed. With this enormous
amount of data we are able to evaluate all inputs, outputs and adjustments made to the machinery.
This thorough examination of your manufacturing process, which we call
"Line Under the Microscope", is essential to understanding
the key components of each process and the interrelationship among the
myriad of variables that impact machine performance. HMC
believes strongly in the power of diagnostics in determining the specific
problem areas in a manufacturing operation. We also use this process
to identify in a scientific way the size of the improvement opportunity,
which we then commit
to achieving with our clients.
Our Diagnostic Consulting Service will help any organization
visualize their production process
and scientifically identify the key problem areas. Most manufacturing
operations have a multitude of variables that could impact the effectiveness
of their manufacturing process. Determining which variables are the
most important, or have the greatest impact on the process, is vital
to making substantial improvements.
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Process looks as follows:
Once armed with this vast amount of data, we begin
the process of sifting through it to analyze machine and operator performance
conduct several analyses of the line and machines. The Line Downtime
analysis identifies major causes of line stoppages. The most significant
categories of disruptions can then be further defined to give more specific
information. The Individual Machine Downtime analysis shows where significant
disruptions occur. After reviewing these analyses we can identify the
major areas of focus. Through these analyses we can begin to identify
the root causes and also begin to quantify the benefit of eliminating
disruptions and reducing variability.
We also look at several analyses of efficiency. The
Shift Efficiency analysis shows how each shift's line efficiency varies
and identifies the gap between line and absolute efficiencies. The Hourly
Efficiency analysis shows how efficiency varies during the diagnostic
and identifies major causes of downtime and poor efficiency. To look
at longer-term trends we conduct an Historical Line Efficiency analysis
to help put the diagnostic data into proper perspective.
we take a look at the Good Shift Difficult Shift analysis to define
the opportunity that exists to improve performance by reducing variability.
This process is both exhaustive and time-consuming,
but is the only way to yield accurate, reliable information on the manufacturing
process. With this tool, you are armed with the best weapon for fighting
production inefficiency. Our Diagnostic Consulting service will give
you the information you need to make fundamental and lasting improvements
to your manufacturing operation.
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