Integrated Technologies, Inc. offers Process Improvement Audits as a powerful tool to help you uncover hidden opportunities and risk, prioritize those that should receive attention and resources, and successfully implement an action plan for your process or facility.
Objective, and performed in coordination with process and facility stakeholders, our Process Improvement Audits are tailored to your needs – they can be holistic, or focus on specific areas, such as Asset Management or Process Documentation. Interested in process improvement in your facility?
We have supported our clients on hundreds of process improvement projects. Through experience, we’ve found that most manufacturers are so focused on day to day operations that they miss important opportunities for process improvement. Some companies have also suffered from too many ideas that compete for scarce resources.
Surface finishing facilities contain a number of common opportunities for improvement:
- Process Flow Optimization
- Process Automation
- Material Handling Improvements
- Tooling Improvements
- Process Documentation, Methods and Procedures
- Laboratory Methods & Management
- Asset Management & Preventative Maintenance
- Spill Prevention & Control
- Corrosion Management
- Materials of Construction
- Energy Management
- Process Water & Wastewater Management
- Rinse Systems Optimization
- Dragout Reduction
- Ventilation System Improvements including Makeup Air Systems
Surface finishing facilities also hold a number of common risks that must be identified and managed including:
- Process Capability Risks
- Process & Plant Equipment Condition, Maintainability & Reliability Risks
- Environmental Compliance Risks
- Customer Specification Compliance Risks
- Health & Safety Risks
Realizing the above opportunities and managing the above risks are critical to improving operations. They will reduce labor, material, energy, and environmental costs, and extend asset life cycles. Many improvements can be realized by advances in technique only (knowledge, documentation, methods, and procedures). The ROI can be a matter of days, weeks, or months, rather than years.