Case Study 3-18
IET created a production strategy, facility design and business case for a new production facility to support a newly acquired business.
A multi-billion dollar company and one of the world’s largest providers of products and services to the energy industry
IET began by creating process maps documenting the production steps from raw material to end assembly. This process map was overlaid onto a big box facility design that essentially laid out functional areas at the most elementary level.
Next, preliminary cycle times were added to the map for capacity analysis and asset planning according to sales projections. Equipment was drawn into the big box design to add scale to the functional areas.
Material handling strategies were discussed given IET’s extensive experience in the client’s industry and others. Production volumes and part sizes were considered while choosing the appropriate strategy.
Costs of all assets for these functional areas were summarized alongside a proposed facility layout showing part flow and production volumes. This information was presented to the client’s stakeholders. IET’s proposal was considered a success and the business case provided allowed the client to confidently move towards the detailed design phase.