There is always a fire to fight. Your team seems to be working really hard just to ‘stand still’, but you need to see an improvement in quality and productivity.
We have expertise and practical experience in almost all aluminium products and processes. If you have a particular problem with your product or process, we’ll be able to deliver the solution quickly because we’ve probably seen it before.
Together with your team, we’ll analyse the problem and put together a corrective action plan. We’ll help ensure the plan is successfully implemented, and we’ll make sure everyone involved understands the issues and the actions so they can prevent the problem from reoccurring. Your team will then be free to work on improvements.
You suspect that some of your process problems have become a ‘way of life’, and this is affecting your performance. Your operators and technicians have adapted to the problems, and they are no longer seen as a big issue. You need a ‘fresh pair of eyes’ to identify where the opportunities are.
Our experts have worked in all kinds of plants around the world, so the chances are we’ll be very familiar with your particular processes. First of all we’ll carry out an audit and benchmark your processes against operations with similar equipment and against world-class standards. Then we’ll identify opportunities to improve productivity, yield and product quality and we’ll work with your team to prioritise and implement them.
Your shop floor team has limited technical knowledge which is reducing the potential for improvement. You’d really like them to have a greater understanding of the products they’re making, as well as more expertise in problem solving.
We’ve developed a suite of training courses specifically for the aluminium industry. Each course is written and delivered by an experienced consultant who is familiar with day-to-day production issues.
Product-specific courses, such as for beverage cans, extrusions or automotive sheet, would help your team to really understand material behaviour during fabrication. Furthermore, they’ll learn about how your product is used by your customers and what features are important to them.
If you want to solve more problems in-house, one of our process improvement courses could help you do this. You’ll learn about the latest process improvement techniques from tutors who have had years of experience successfully applying them to aluminium production processes.