OUR KEY SERVICES

Together we bring Operations Performance to 100%

Do you know these days when it feels impossible to cope with daily operations, output, personnel and lead times while hardly being provided with enough people and equipment. Then there are further beloved topics such as product complexity, implementation of new technology and, of course, the daily issues in production. If you just had more experienced workforce?

We offer guidance for direct implementation, for bringing people and systems to the next level.

MAXIMIZE OUTPUTS

TAILOR PRODUCTION SYSTEMS

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SHORTEN LEAD TIMES

DESIGN TO QUALITY & COST

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Maximizing the output of your production

Build on your resources. Increase output by 30%.

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Production Screening:

Understand what triggers your production‘s performance: Opportunities and gaps

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Shopfloor Tour

Analyzing your opportunities

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Shopfloor Transformation

Implementing a leadership system based on indicators leading to problem solving with systematic follow-up

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Process Improvement and Problem Solving

Process development and implementation with standards leading to rules & discipline

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Sustain Success Support

Ensure continuous progress by hands-on expert and leadership support

Significant Output Increase

 within 10 to 25 weeks

Overwhelming backlogs and the light in the tunnel might be a candle? Our experience is you can always get more out of your production even without additional people and equipment. Together with your leadership team, we usually start to understand which levers are there with a short potential analysis. Once it’s clear what needs to be done, we move ahead with our Shopfloor Transformation. This is a proven approach which we tailor to your needs.  Often supporting functions like logistics, design or order management have a significant impact. This is why we include also these by our approach for Lean Process Transparency. Result is of course more Output. We estimate beforehand how much more to get out after which efforts. And your people will take over many of the implemented methods. 

Shorten Lead Times

Reduce order to delivery time from 10 months to 6 weeks.

Time from order to shipment is just too long? You feel it as clients are unhappy. And you often have exactly on stock, what you don’t need. The longer the Lead Time, the more you need clairvoyance, so to be able to order what’s needed. Mistakes lead to scrap. And long Lead Times always result in too much WIP and a lot of bound Cash. To understand, where to win most with lowest effort, we start with our Potential analysis. A typical next step means understanding which processes are crucial to improve. For example from Forecast to Purchasing. Or preparation of orders. Usually, here we start with our Lean Process Transparency. Result is a measurably reduced Lead Time, which becomes noticeable after a few weeks.  The big mid-term benefit: The improved transparency leads to a new style in working.

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Potential Analysis:

Analyzing your opportunities

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Focus Map:

Placing the focus on what holds the highest potential 

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Lean Process Transparency:

Shedding light into the invisible processes to surface and tackle obstacles

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E2E Throuput Effectiveness via Value Stream Integration:

Overcome barriers between departments, get to insights along Value Creation

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Sustain Success Support:

Ensure continuous progress by hands-on expert and leadership support

Lasting Lead Time improvements through support

10 to 20 weeks

Tailoring production systems

Set up smart production systems to fullfíll your market needs.

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1-2-3 Method:

Quick and simple top down from prioritized business goals to required initiatives

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Shopfloor Tour

Analyzing your opportunities

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Lean Process Transparency:

Shedding light into the invisible processes to surface and tackle obstacles

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Tools Trolley:

Select your set of tools piloted in your work environment

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Sustain Success Support:

Ensure continuous progress by hands-on expert and leadership support

Lasting Lead Time improvements through support

10 to 20 weeks

Your production system is supplying you with the products you sell: It’s your equipment, your people, your processes, methods & IT. The Need for action is simple: The better the production system fits your purpose, the better your margins. @OurFreaks: Methods and IT is important, but it’s the last step! After understanding your business needs, let’s have a tour on your shopfloor to share our Feedback. Before whatever you start, make up your mind:  “Where is improvement crucial in order to succeed more?” This might be obvious, or this can also require some deep dive. We build on our fast, simplistic and well proven 1-2-3 approach  Then it’s about putting up a Focus Map which visualizes what to work on, so investments have maximum effect. We are at your hand to implement straight forward where you lack experienced capacity.

 Designing products at lowest cost & best quality

30% less production cost and capable processes by design.

We come into the game where product ideas meet reality: Achieving cost targets, taking into account potentials of new technology as well as process capabilities of established manufacturing. Nothing has as much impact on safe processes and cost as the Design.

Our expertise is in Medical Devices and the regulated Environment. We build on tools like Scrum, Agile Lean Methods, and implement transparent Lean processes.
Getting there with an easy-to-digest approach we work with Dashboards for Design, and with our Design Score Card. We hold a track record of best practices implemented in Medical Devices.

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1-2-3 Method:

Gets us quick and simple top down from prioritized business goals to key initiatives

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Tools Trolley:

Here the Tools Trolley usually contains a Dashbord, a Design Score Card as well as statistical approaches like Design for Experiments

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Sustain Success Support:

Ensure continuous progress by hands-on expert and leadership support

Improved Interface Design to Operations

within 1 week to 9 months