Operations Improvement

Reducing annual operating costs by $5 - $15 Million... Achieving 70% faster response time to market... Providing adaptable capacity for introduction of new products/processes...

These are just a few of the challenges that companies have posed to CRB in response to today's increasingly competitive business environment.

With Lean Six Sigma Black Belts and Green Belts on our team, CRB's dedicated operations improvement specialists provide data-driven analysis to justify business decisions and prioritize projects to optimize manufacturing and scientific environments.

It is imperative that your facility reduces costs and improves flexibility while managing risk. Our unique approach and toolset takes a new look at your operations and cost structure to find significant cost saving opportunities and develop specific, practical plans to improve your operations. Our approach addresses labor, core manufacturing, support processes, and the facility itself. We start with a broad scope of all activities at your site and then quickly focus our efforts on the opportunities that will generate the highest return and require the least cost and effort.

Our operational improvement work includes:

  • Lean Six Sigma techniques (5S, Value Stream Mapping, Kaizen events, Designing a Pull system, DMAIC, DFM, DOE, etc.) to improve material/personnel flow, reduce cycle times, defects, inventory, and new product introduction.
  • Optimizations and simulations (Labor, layouts, equipment sizing, etc.) for increasing throughput and flexibility.
  • Energy Modeling for reducing your carbon footprint.
  • Warehouse design and configuration
  • Cost of Goods analysis
  • Data Modeling and Analytics
  • Performing benchmarking, gap analysis, debottlenecking, failure modeling (FMEA, MTBF, MTTR, etc.) and identifying means to mitigate the impact of failure
  • Supply chain and cold chain modeling to ensure product safety and timely delivery.
  • Improved compliance
  • Support for facility expansions and develop Lean layouts
  • Support and assistance with your own internal improvement programs

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