Our process optimization team are experts in designing lean material flow strategies across all industries.
Design Systems, Inc. has been providing optimized manufacturing engineering solutions to our valued clients for over 39 years. We focus on thoroughly understanding our client’s challenges and goals to identify and deliver the right solutions.
We understand that material flow can expand beyond just the traditional definition or understanding of it. The flow of material/goods/products can be traced through just more than a manufacturing facility. These things can be students traveling through a university campus, or vehicles through an industrial complex. These things need to have a master plan and the flow of goods and services flowing through the system need to be taken into consideration. We can help develop a material flow strategy that maps the flow of material goods and personnel from procurement through disposal.
Our campus material flow analysis includes overviews of procurement spend analysis, campus disposal pathway studies, plans for building renovations and new construction, and vendor engagement and screening tools. The material flow and master planning analyses provides our customers with the data and key findings needed for optimizing the movement or flow of goods/services and people.
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A collaborative lean tool that provides all relevant part information to efficiently manage the movement and replenishment of parts from suppliers to the point of use. It brings disparate parts data together in one centralized database.
Determine if the current number of docks are sufficient or if new docks are required. Rebalance current loads to receive parts closer to the point of use and gain efficiencies.
Optimize the amount of floor space required for raw, WIP, and finished goods for a given set of parts or commodities. Identify excess inventory. Improve storage methods and equipment to reduce storage requirements.
Optimize a part’s path through a manufacturing facility and increase safety, minimize congestion, and reduce manpower / material handling equipment requirements.
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