Methods

State-of-the-Art Methods Boost Plant Efficiency

Methods used in lean manufacturing must be carefully designed and followed to maximize the efficiency of your operation. Each step should be carefully designed to meet the specifications of the part.

Processes

Effective process development requires extensive experience in all methods available across the spectrum of manufacturing systems. Expert application engineers and lean manufacturing consultants at 5ME are available to help you create the optimum process for your project. Consultants have decades of experience working for original equipment manufacturers and machine manufacturers. Once a process is in place, careful monitoring of its effectiveness ensures it always performs to your expectations.

Error Proofing

If proper testing is done and processes are fully thought through and documented, it is possible to avoid many common errors in your production process. Careful error proofing can ensure that you have processes in place to overcome behavors that cause errors.

Statistical Process Control (SPC)

Once designed and implemented, processes are variable and must be measured, monitored, and refined as they begin to deteriorate. Done manually, SPC is a nearly impossible task that involves gathering and analyzing data often from multiple machines and comparing it to application specifications.

Failure Mode Effect Analysis (FMEA)

Developed by the aerospace industry, FMEA is a powerful tool that will analyze design, process, and system for any manufacturing application. Using this step-by-step process, you can avoid all possible failures in your manufacturing systems.