It involves applying systematic problem-solving methods to manufacturing, and it relies on aligning the correct method to the correct scenario. The main objective of Focused Improvement is for equipment to perform as well every day as it does on its best day. The fact is machines do virtually 100 percent of the product manufacturing work. The only thing we people do, whether we’re operators, technicians, engineers, or managers, is to tend to the needs of the machines in one way or another. The better our machines run, the more productive our shop floor and our business. The driving concept behind Focused Improvement is Zero Losses. Maximizing equipment effectiveness requires the complete elimination of failures, defects, and other negative phenomena, in other words, the wastes and losses incurred in equipment operation. Our team of experts at MNBEC provides your business with state-of-the-art business solutions with Focused Improvements in all areas with zero losses.
It is a business management system in which employees and workgroups can manage their own processes. They don’t rely on senior management or other stakeholders for approval of scheduled work. This process provides an employee with independence to schedule their work and determine how it is done. Higher levels of autonomy on the job have been shown to increase job satisfaction, and in some cases, motivation to perform the job. MNBEC creates efficient teams through proper training and sessions that improve the employees’ productivity and boost innovation.
Planned maintenance is a proactive approach to maintenance in which maintenance work is scheduled to take place regularly. The type of work to be done and the frequency varies based on the equipment being maintained and its operating environment. The primary objective of planned maintenance is to maximize equipment performance by keeping equipment running safely for as long as possible without deteriorating or having unplanned outages. Our consultants enable our client teams to plan and implement maintenance strategies based on the needs of individual clients.
Education and Training
At MNBEC, we believe that continuous improvement requires consistent learning. The only way to keep up with the world is to adapt to ever-evolving practices in businesses and leverage a strategic edge. The training and education of the teams play an influential role in enabling them for better business output. Our experts coach, train, and advise client teams to empower them with skills that can help excel the organization. It also plays a vital role in the personal development of employees and aid in talent retention.
Safety and Environment
Manufacturing and safety move together. In order to eliminate any potential hazards like employee safety in manufacturing, the manufacturing process hazards, material handling/flow hazards that can affect the flow of goods and services, the company has to ensure that proper safety protocols are implemented at every operations floor. Compliance with Safety protocols and SOPs play an essential role in avoiding any mishaps and losses due to accidents. MNBEC’s consultants evaluate the safety needs of their clients and provide state-of-the-art solutions on safety so that our clients’ business keeps on prospering without any halts.
Lean flow refers to process flow optimization. It deals with how material flows from the first step to the last and how people handle the materials and items at each step of the process. The purpose of this flow is to move the item or product through the process as quickly as possible, without any risk to quality and customer satisfaction. Lean flow can help any business motivated to produce products and deliver services using as few resources as possible while eliminating any wasteful activity.
Early Equipment Management
Early Equipment Management (EEM) is a structured process focusing on reducing the complexity of real-time operations and equipment maintenance. EEM brings the principles of Lean to the design and manufacture of equipment. This process aims to reduce equipment downtimes to a minimum by introducing a zero-loss and defect-free strategy. The process also focuses on reducing maintenance costs and optimization of working capital from commissioning to operations.
Early Product Management
Early Product Management’ refers to management activities carried out to ensure that everything runs smoothly from the conceptual product planning stage until volume production. This process aims to shorten development lead times, with teams working on simultaneous activities so companies can achieve that vertical start-up with zero quality loss (zero defects).