In today's manufacturing environment, companies must get the most out of their plants. Orr & Boss works with organizations to implement lean manufacturing principles across the production organization. Our services result directly in reduced costs, improved efficiencies, increased capacity and better service levels.
- Plant Efficiency, Throughput Improvements & Plant Design
Orr & Boss assists in implementing lean principles and improving plant efficiencies by analyzing the manufacturing process to determine the optimum plant design, layout, and processes for increased throughput.
- Changeover Time Reduction
Orr & Boss maps out and re-engineers the changeover process to reduce time and costs. This increases plant capacity and allows smaller average batch sizes and inventory levels. Reducing changeover time complements good supply chain management.
- Warehouse Optimization
Orr & Boss determines the optimum storage systems, warehouse layout and business processes to ensure low order costs and optimum use of space.
Orr & Boss leads client personnel through Kaizen events which attack targeted plant and warehouse problems. Kaizen training courses are also conducted for client personnel.
- Quality Improvement Techniques
Using Six Sigma, TQM, SPC and other quality control techniques, Orr & Boss helps clients implement improvements to manufacturing processes. Some of these QC tools used include the 5 Whys, Fishbone diagrams, Pareto charts, and other Six Sigma techniques.
- Yield Improvement and Waste Minimization
Orr & Boss considers any raw material purchased that is not sold to customers to be "waste." All areas of operations are examined to identify visible waste streams such as over filling, material left in containers, and invisible waste streams such as over-specification. Improvement initiatives are implemented which significantly improve material utilization.