Bridging from Concept to Commercialization
Concurrent Concept Development
Design for Manufacturing & Sustainability
Lean Manufacturing & Supply Chain Optimization
By working with manufacturers and distributors in a variety of industries, we developed our consulting approach based on best practices. Our services fall under the following areas:
Manufacturers have been greatly impacted by changing technology. Computers and computer controlled equipment have produced significant improvements in productivity while global transportation and communications have created new competitors. Our consultants can lead you through the process of redefining your competitive advantage and help you align your operations to achieve your goals.
We help manufacturers evaluate emerging technologies and introduce new products into the market. Our consultants hold many patents and know the pitfalls that can delay or dismiss a new product introduction. We are also well-versed in concurrent engineering - developing a product and manufacturing process simultaneously. This knowledge allows the flexibility of spotting inherent problems early on and tailoring effective solutions quickly. Our experience helps manufacturers get products to market swiftly, avoiding costly back-end delays in manufacturing capabilities. We provide several services in this area, including:
From space planning for a new facility to enhancing material flows in existing structures and finding more efficient ways to produce or ship products, our consultants help manufacturers improve the efficiency of their operations. We work with you to identify improvement opportunities through new or revised practices. Our specific services include:
Every manufacturer's goal is to exceed its customers' expectations in the area of product availability. Achieving this is often a difficult balancing act. Our consultants offer a variety of inventory and product management services to assist you, including:
Quality initiatives are a primary focus among manufacturers. In a challenging marketplace, many companies implement lean manufacturing principles to eliminate waste and meet quality requirements. We help organizations meet quality standards and create an optimal work environment with the following services:
Our goal is to help clients commercialize new technology, improve quality, lower costs and enhance competitiveness. We offer customized assistance that often yields exceptional value. The result can be a more efficient, better-run business.
To learn more about Bollman Associates, LLC consulting services, please contact us.