Factory Start-up and Acquisitions
Do you want to tweak a manufacturing process, launch a new production line or re-design your factory? Kaizen Assembly literally wrote the LEAN playbooks on cell manufacturing, quick changeovers, Total Productive Maintenance (TPM), 5S and Kanban. Although we really enjoy designing operational flows and process mapping, we especially love implementing LEAN plans and strategic initiatives. In our experience, perfection is a myth. We much prefer implementing calculated improvements and making incremental adjustments along the way. It sure beats swirling in endless meetings or getting caught up in analysis paralysis.
We also work with private equity companies and venture capital firms, to perform operational due diligence on proposed mergers or new acquisitions. Using our proprietary evaluation, assessment and score-carding methods, we will confidentially advise you on the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats of current operations or departments. Our discreet and trustworthy professionals partner with you before, during and/or after the transaction to provide honest perspectives and formal independent reviews on operational efficiency, improvement areas and even competitive benchmarking.
During the start-up process, we provide LEAN services and third party manufacturing engineering to: determine options; choose facilities; plan for expansion; and design production lines. Leveraging our experience helps you avoid costly mistakes and launches your manufacturing journey on the right trajectory.
LEAN is now common language within business mergers and acquisitions. Kaizen Assembly's LEAN evaluation, assessment and score-carding tools contain numerous operational elements that are sometimes overlooked during traditional due diligence methods. Our assessment covers the following categories:
- Maintenance and Machine Effectiveness
- Layout and Floor Space Use (e.g., profit per sq/ft)
- Production Planning and Inventory Management
- Capacity and Volume Analysis (i.e., Constraints and Growth Capability)
- Labor Models and Crewing Process
- Labor Utilization
- Cost of Current State
- 15-Point LEAN Assessment
As you prepare for a potential sale, Kaizen Assembly also provides LEAN "quick transformation" services. We identify easy improvement projects in: overall productivity; inventory reduction; activity cost reduction; floor space optimization; equipment maintenance; and quality enhancements. These fast kaizen implementations will boost your pro forma statements, attract qualified buyers and set a reasonable purchase price.