Manufacturing excellence is a practice that aims to improve the way organizations plan, execute and manage the delivery of products to their customers.
Manufacturing excellence starts with operational strategy, which is the basis for decisions like where to manufacture certain products, whether to make or buy and how to continuously sustain operations in the most effective way. Tefen's manufacturing expertise has been perfected in the last decade and now includes an array of methodologies and tools to support successful business transformations.
Tefen Management Consulting’s world-wide manufacturing experts have a wealth of experience and in-depth knowledge of a variety of proven methodologies that will assist you to identify, deploy and manage manufacturing excellence transformation programs using benchmarking information and best practice processes.
A manufacturing improvement program usually targets strategic decisions and primarily aims to optimize quality, service and cost performance across the value chain. These goals support organizations in maintaining competitiveness and ensure business sustainability. Typical programs have over 3:1 return on investment.
Our manufacturing practice includes the following methodologies and other techniques that have been perfected since Tefen’s founding.
Tefen has extensive experience with quality improvement projects in a variety of industries.
These range from quality strategy formation to quality process design and implementation. Benefits include improved Right First Time performance, improved reliability, consistency and repeatability of products and services.
Tefen holds a specific and unique knowledge of QA & QC operations in the life-science industry and manufacturing sectors, including:
Tefen’s Lean program focuses on improving effectiveness by eliminating all non-value-adding activities. Our Lean approach helps our customers deliver quality products, at the right time and at a minimal cost. Our team of experts will lead you through the lean transformation using both technical lean tools and strong change management techniques to sustain the change and create a continuous improvement culture.
For more than two decades, we have been assisting our customers achieve their business objectives by implementing the 6 Sigma methodology. Our group of ASQ certified Six Sigma Black Belts supports our customers in various ways, ranging from training, coaching and certifying employees to implement support for Green Belt and Black Belt projects.
Tefen provides a set of services that supports the organization's goals, such as our full capacity assessment, long-term and short-term capacity model design, FTE requirement model design, and other related services.
Our OEE methodology has proven itself over the years with hundreds of performance improvement implementations world-wide in a variety of industries.
Tefen has performed many successful projects in this area, using our comprehensive knowledge and experience in layout design. Facility layout design has a major impact on a plant's operational performance. Material flow, people movements, work in progress locations as well as work environment optimization are critical drivers for reaching excellent operational performance.