Manufacturing Process Optimization

Situation:


A precision machining company producing jet engine components to the aerospace industry wanted to reduce the time required for parts repair. Current development times ranged from 10 to 18 months and longer. The client requested assistance in identifying processing bottlenecks, developing viable solutions, optimizing operations and implementing best practice recommendations.

Insight:

Our team of process improvement consultants completed an assessment of manufacturing operations, including material flow, machining center utilization, repair order process flow, and part Value-Added/Wait Time constraints. The output of the assessment was a strategic report presented to the client’s executive management team.

Result:

Client implemented our recommendations and has reduced the average time to machine a repair part to less than 180 days.