Operations Management

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Lean and Operational Excellence

Even when you are satisfied with your operations and profitability, you need to sustain your market status and stay competitive. Why be satisfied with good, when you could do better?

 

 Due to extremely competitive markets, businesses must speed up new product development and production cycles, improve supply chains effective, and reduce losses — all while improving stakeholders experience by improving quality and cutting costs.  

 

Our cross-functional operations improvement group offers a full range of integrated operational, technology services, strategic and financial to help our partners reducing costs and continue to improve performance and enhance their bottom line. We alter our approach based on your specific needs since we believe no two companies are alike — and neither are any two solutions.

 

Operational Excellence Philosophy in General and Lean Six Sigma tools in particular can be the solution.

 

Lean Six Sigma is a method that relies on a collaborative team effort to improve performance by systematically removing waste and reducing variation. It combines lean manufacturing/lean enterprise and Six Sigma to eliminate the eight kinds of waste: 

Defects:

  • Over-Production

  • Waiting

  • Non-Utilized Talent

  • Transportation

  • Inventory

  • Motion

  • Extra-Processing

Lean six sigma not only reduces process defects and waste, but also provides a framework for overall organizational culture change.

Techam Solutions has been partnering with several small and medium manufacturers and service providers to improve their operations while cutting cost by eliminating wastes form manufacturing and administrative processes. 

Business Process Management

Business process management (BPM) is a systematic approach in operations management in which people utilize various methods to define, model, analyze, measure, improve, optimize, control and automate business processes. Not only, is BPM applied to structured and repeatable processes, but also unstructured and variable systems and processes can be imported by BPM principles.

Techam Solutions helps its partners in:

Business Process Architecture:

In which we work with our partners to identify/ design "all" processes from strategic levels to tactical levels to low level.

Silos approach is an organizational illness which results is tremendous amount of wastes through the entire product/ service life cycle. In BPA, we help our clients to pass the siloes approach and build processes in a cross functional/ collaborative environment.

Business process Mapping:

When the big picture is drawn, its time to make it tangible for all stakeholders. Business process documentation. We help our partners with process documentation (details vs architecture which is high level view) as well as process analysis (identifying wastes, issues, bottlenecks, redundancies, etc.) and improvement and finally training new users and making changes/improvements in future - we first map the AS-IS process and then improve and create the TO-BE....

Business Process Improvement:

After discovery of the AS IS and drawing the TO-BE picture, its time to build the bridge. Techam Solutions will become your long-term partner in this journey. Defining the strategic and tactical objectives, selection appropriate Key Performance Indicators (KPI) and monitoring methods and taking proper actions and using proved tools to stay on track are what we help you with.

Quality Management System

Implementing QMS in your company is a major management decision that requires consideration of your organization’s operations, strategy, staff and, most importantly, your customers.

Quality Management Systems are now readily being applied by organizations in industries ranging from manufacturers and labs to auto suppliers and pharmaceuticals. In many instances, the choice to implement a QMS into a company is not only the result of a company seeking to improve quality, efficiency, and profitability, but also as a result of QMS implementation being:

  • Required by your Customers, especially internationally-focused businesses

  • Required by overseas regulatory bodies for suppliers of quality-sensitive products, e.g. medical devices

  • Necessary to maintain market presence and a competitive advantage

 

For whatever reason your company decides to pursue or update its ISO certification, Techam Solutions LLC. can be your partner throughout the entire process from current state determination and gap analysis to implementation and results analysis.  

 

Here is a short list of service Techam Solutions offers:

  • AS9100; Training, implementation and internal audit 

  • AS9102 (FAI); Training, implementation and internal audit 

  • AS9145; Training, implementation and internal audit 

  • ISO 9001; Training, implementation and internal audit 

  • Boeing BAC5114; Training, implementation and internal audit 

  • Boeing D6-51991; Training, implementation and internal audit 

  • NADCAP for special processes; Training, implementation and internal audit 

Supply Chain Optimization

Supply chain is happening all around you and If you are a manufacturer or a service provider, you have an end-to-end supply chain and like any other processes, there might be some opportunities to improve you supply chain.

The main question to evaluate your supply chain is:

“Are you getting your customers what they want, when they want it—and spending as little money as possible accomplishing that?”

 

If you can’t answer that question, yes—clearly—your end-to-end supply chain needs optimizing.

If you’re getting your customers what they want, when they want it—then good for you. You’re ten percent of the way there.

Because if you’re not spending as little money as possible accomplishing your customer delivery goals, then your end-to-end supply chain needs optimizing. And how do you know if you’re spending as little money as possible—on cost of goods, on inventory, on shipping, on warehousing, on labor, on overhead, and so on?

Chances are you could be spending less.

And so your end-to-end supply chain needs optimizing. But where do you start? There are multiple aspects of your business that Techam Solutions can help you with to optimize your end-to-end supply chain—and start spending less while getting your customers what they want when they want it.​

Energy Usage Optimization

Today’s economic, political and social pressures force organizations to examine and streamline their energy consumption, to reduce operating costs while demonstrating good environmental stewardship.

Energy is expensive specially in manufacturing. Almost 30% of all energy produced in the U.S. is used in manufacturing sector– at a staggering annual cost of $200 billion. Studies show 58% of the total energy produced in the U.S. is wasted due to inefficiencies. But many manufacturing executives believe that they can’t do much to improve these stats.

Most energy costs can be managed, and Techam Solutions sustainability experts can help you do it. Our energy assessment team has years of experience in industrial energy management and have helped many of clients reduce their energy costs by 10%-30% in average.

Your energy cost problems may include:

  • Inefficient lighting

  • High compressed air costs and air leaks

  • Inefficient heating and cooling systems

  • Problematic control systems

  • Special manufacturing equipment i.e. ovens, autoclaves,

 

Techam Solutions provides its clients with a full range of consulting services from identifying the potentials for energy consumption improvements to implement the selected projects and achieving the pre-planned goals.