Optimization of operating states
Do you want to find out your optimum operating state? Whether you are planning a new manufacturing system or want to re-engineer an existing one, Fraunhofer IPA optimizes the costs.
Production planners generally design manufacturing systems to mass produce a low-mix range of products. However, because product diversity is constantly on the rise, this product range soon becomes too small. Processes and products also become increasingly complex. This is associated with two potential problems:
On the one hand, machines may no longer be able to achieve their optimum operating efficiency because of limited availability, lower volumes due to pressure from the competition or an exploding number of different products. As a result, the manufacturing system cannot be amortized, resulting in financial shortfalls and cost pressure. On the other hand, it may be necessary to increase capacity due to a strong growth in quantities. This causes a sudden rise in investment requirements because new machines and equipment have to be purchased with the risk of a liquidity bottleneck occurring.
Designing manufacturing systems cost-efficiently
To enable the manufacturing industry to keep a balance between financial shortfalls and liquidity bottlenecks, innovative concepts are needed to enhance performance and influence direct and indirect costs.
We help companies from many different industries redesign their existing manufacturing system or plan a new one. We draw on our extensive experience in project work with customers and our broad knowledge to develop end-to-end solutions for organizational and technical tasks in production. We plan cost-effective manufacturing and assembly systems tailormade to a company’s general conditions. Depending on requirements, we support you all the way - from the design phase through optimization right up to implementation.