THE IDEA SMITH
In theory, delivering high value products and services by utilising minimum time, effort, and cost sounds simple enough. But in today’s competitive environment the reality is far more demanding.
As an international operations consultancy, we specialise in strategic inputs, lean solutions, and management assistance. Trust us to solve your operational constraints, improve your performance levels to global standards, and prepare you for the future.
Unlock Your Hidden Factory
We help you manifest your hidden factory by tapping the true potential of your factory’s equipment.
Reduce Changeover Times
More Run, Less Inventory
Rapid changeovers free up your resources, inventory, and time for handling more business.
Reduce Cycle Times
Make Every Cycle Count
Bring your equipment’s actual speed closer to its maximum theoretical speed and accelerate your throughput times.
Reduce Down Time
Attack the Largest Source of Lost Time
Tame your machinery and equipment for a tight control over on-standard time.
Reduce Manufacturing Costs
Spend Less, Make More
You can either manufacture the same number of parts in less time (spend less) or manufacture more parts in the same time (make more).
The Core Imperative
Navigate the shop floor with our practical tips and insights to stay on top of the manufacturing game.
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We partner with you in your journey to achieving lean excellence. Lean principles have been enshrined by the famous Toyota Production System (TPS).
The American automobile manufacturers were the first ones to follow suite and emulate the system. However, mere emulation through slashing inventories did not help them recreate the Japanese succes.
We, at IdeaSmith, assure you that low inventory levels are amongst the various other hallmark lean results that are delivered. Our team will help you build a manufacturing system better fit for your employees, customers and products.
We put your enterprise on an organic lean journey and eliminate waste from the systems so that only minimal can healthily sustain your factory’s operations.
Manufacturers can achieve a significant structural advantage over offshore competitors by leveraging proximity to local markets to deliver new and highly personalized products with unprecedented speed.
Align company goals (Strategy) with the plans of middle management (Tactics) and work performed by employees (Operations) to ensure that everyone is pulling in the same direction at the same time.
Create a culture of continuous improvement where all employees are actively engaged in improving the company. Nurture this culture by organizing events focused on improving specific areas of the company.
OEE (OVERALL EQUIPMENT EFFECTIVENESS)
OEE (Overall Equipment Effectiveness) is a “best practices” metric that identifies the percentage of planned production time that is truly productive. An OEE score of 100% represents perfect production: manufacturing only good parts, as fast as possible, with no down time.
SHORT INTERVAL CONTROL (SIC)
Quick and focused reviews of performance data during the shift enable mid-course corrections and immediate small-scale fixes that collectively result in significant improvements in performance.
Getting operators involved in maintaining their own equipment, and emphasizing proactive and preventive maintenance will lay a foundation for improved production (fewer breakdowns, stops, and defects).
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Spread across 5 countries, our clients have embarked on their lean journey with the essence of continuous improvement
Putting together the best of the Industrial Engineering practices, our patrons have registered 65% improvement in their line efficiencies
Through operation wise defect capturing, Six Sigma, operator training, Poka Yoke, Kaizen, and QMS, our clients have reduced their rejection rates by more than half
Reducing rework by significant percentages, our clients have revived their manufacturing lines by tapping into their ‘hidden factories’
By accurately identifying losses, attacking the top losses, and exerting strict control measures, close to 40% productivity has been recovered by our clients
Massive improvements have been manifested by our clients as they have freed their capacities, inventories, manpower, machinery, and equipment
“Nimish’s knowledge is extensive and current, and he remains totally focused on our company’s best interests throughout this process. Implementing Nimish’s recommendations has produced remarkable results, and he has helped us develop a comprehensive strategy to maintain and improve going forward.CHANDNI SACHDEV,
MD, IBG INDIA