Design for Manufacturability

With our background in LEAN manufacturing, SBE can assist in designing LEAN production lines and work cells for new products coming out of the development phase.  We have extensive experience in cell manufacturing, single piece flow, Kanban systems, and standard work.  We can create 3D models of work cells and entire factories, product lines, and support departments to provide simulated flow exercises.

We use a state of the art simulation software that allows us to make 3D models of existing plants and for creating virtual representations of new factories.  We can input various data such as cycle times, material flow, Takt times, worker movements, inventory levels, and volumes.  As each data point is entered or modified you can see the changes to the plant.

This approach allows us to help our clients avoid unnecessary start up costs.