Operations Resources, Inc.

Comprehensive Assistance In Operations Improvement

 

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PLANT LAYOUT AND FACILITIES PLANNING/DESIGN SERVICES

Experience with:
• New, Greenfield Construction
• Site Evaluations
• Existing Facility Expansion and Improvement
• Existing Facility Rearrangement and Improvement

GUIDING PRINCIPLES FOR OR’s LAYOUTS/DESIGNS (as appropriate)

• Use of Engineering Tools in Layout Development
• Cellular Manufacturing
• One-piece Flow
• Use of AutoCad
• Theory of Constraints – Bottleneck identification and evaluation.
• Point of Use Storage
• Employee Involvement in Layout Development
• Inventory Reduction
• OSHA/EPA Compliance
• Computer Simulation of Alternatives
• Pull Systems/Kanban
• Visual Management
• Lean Thinking – Waste Elimination
• Quick Changeover
• Workplace Organization
• 5 S Program – Sort, Straighten, Share, Spread, Standardize
• Maximize Value Added Labor Hours Vs Total Labor Hours
• Maximize Value Added Space Vs Total Space
• Maximize Value Added Movement Vs Total Movement
• Ease of Expansion/Rearrangement
• Minimize Rework and Scrap – Maximize conformance to spec.

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120,000 ft2 site evaluation for a petroleum refinery equipment refurbisher.

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38,000 ft2 Two-Floor office layout for an engineering facility.

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Greenfield 200,000 ft2 facility design for polymer-based thermoformed component producer.

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Current-Condition Site evaluation for 25,000 ft2 Traffic-Control sign manufacturer.

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New 60,000 ft2 facility design for Traffic-Control sign manufacturer.

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Greenfield plant design for a wafer testing equipment manufacturer.