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PROCESS ENGINEERING

What is Process Improvement?

Process improvement is a continuous evaluation of your organization to identify value-adding components from non-value-addingones. FBR uses tools from Lean Manufacturing, Six Sigma, TQM (Total Quality Management) to identify these constraints and helps you come up with strategies to eliminate them. We find out how you want to maximize your company's potential and employ the tools that fit your needs.

Benefits of FBR Process Improvement

  • Gain the tools you need to allow your organization to grow and prosper
  • Be self-sufficient in continuous improvement
  • Achieve self-propelled, proactive business building
  • Maximize your profits and efficiency through:
    1. Improved productivity
    2. Improved profitability
    3. Improved global competitiveness
    4. Improved sustainability

Integrating people with your process: A fresh perspective on your systems

  • Step 1: FBC Opportunity Analysis: initial systems "audit" to assess how well your system works now, and where improvement might be possible in:
    • Management Control Systems (organization forecasts, plans, decision-making tools for managing the business)
    • Production Processes (what is and is not adding value in producing goods and services)
    • Management Behavior (how supervisors work and interact with employees, and the effect on productivity)
  • Step 2: Presentation of findings (savings, timelines, milestones)
  • Step 3: Implementation of plan
  • Step 4: Training and hand-over to your plant (internal sustainability)
  • Step 5: FBR follow-up to help ensure you are on course

Food Business Resource provides you with a competitive advantage:

  • Collaborative approach, with FBR team members as your on-call R&D department
  • Comply with regulations, perform your due diligence, and ensure food safety and quality up front
  • Understand your product, process and package intimately
  • Deal confidently with a co-packer's suggested changes by understanding better how they might affect your product

Benefits of Food Business Resource's Process Development Expertise:

  • Streamline your processes for maximum efficiency, safety, quality and profitability
  • Protect your brand equity and profitability through safe, cost-effective, efficient processes
  • Delight your customers with great products

Process Improvements and Troubleshooting

  • Plant assessments and troubleshooting
  • Equipment sourcing and evaluation
  • Process layout and flow diagrams
  • People efficiency and ergonomics
  • Efficient processes
  • Lean Manufacturing, Six Sigma, etc.

Maintenance & Reliability

  • Predictive and preventative maintenance scheduling
  • GMP setup
  • HACCP improvements
  • Technical training for maintenance staff
  • Downtime reduction

Plant/Line Start-Up

  • Process layout and design
  • Facility evaluation
  • Equipment search and supervision of installation
  • Start-up testing
  • Automation assistance
  • Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
  • Sanitation Standard Operating Procedures (SSOPs)
  • Link with quality programs

Co-Packer Search and Validation and Management

  • Co-packer search and assessment
  • Assistance with transition

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