Systematic Layout Planning

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Do you need to consolidate your manufacturing foot print?

Receiving a new piece of equipment, but not sure where to place it?

The New Hampshire MEP works with advanced Facility Layout Design Services that utilize the Systematic Layout Planning (SLP) approach developed by Dr. Richard Muther. This is a team-based systematic process that uses actual data to determine the most effective and efficient layout possible. SLP is recognized throughout the world as the most organized way to develop layout plans. The process is essential for those companies who must:

•  Add major new equipment or capacity
•  Rearrange for better material flow and throughput
•  Expand or consolidate facilities
•  Implement work cells and lean manufacturing
•  Implement new warehousing methods, processes, and systems
•  Rearrange teams or more effective office communications

To learn more, contact Training Coordinator Jill Duddy at jilliand@nhmep.org.

 

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Phone: 603-226-3200

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No-Cost MEP Service Finds Domestic Suppliers and New Business Opportunities for Manufacturers

Manufacturers know that searching for domestic materials and products can at times be challenging and expensive. With the COVID-19 pandemic, it has only become increasingly difficult. As part of the CARES Act, NH MEP is offering a Supplier Scouting and Matching program to manufacturers to address supply chain disruption. This free service encourages a more competitive US supplier market and proactively finds business for manufacturers.

Far-UV Sterilray™ President says Demand is High in Pandemic

SOMERSWORTH — John Neister, president of Far-UV Sterilray, recalls that five years ago he and his team predicted the disinfection company’s products would be in high demand at the onset of the next pandemic. “But we never dreamed it would be something like this,” he said.

Executive Order on Ensuring the Future Is Made in All of America by All of America’s Workers

The White House announced on January 25, 2021 a pending Executive Order (EO) called Executive Order on Ensuring the Future is Made in All of America by All American Workers (link at the bottom). According to the announcement, the EO establishes a substantial role for the MEP National Network in the new administration’s plans to bolster American manufacturing. The EO establishes a priority at the highest levels to use federal purchasing power to support American manufacturers of all types and sizes, across the country.

The Rubber Group Integrates Production Process with Value Stream Mapping

Rochester – The Rubber Group is a customer focused custom injection, transfer, and compression molder of engineered mechanical rubber components like precision seals, vibration isolators, bellows and specialized over-molded components for a wide variety of industries. Last April, as the COVID-19 pandemic hit, they had workforce losses and a 20% reduction of sales revenue from the Oil, Gas and Aerospace industries who were experiencing product slow-downs from their own clients…

WS Dennison Cabinets Sees Host of Improvements since Implementing 5S Program

Pembroke, NH – WS Dennison Cabinets has been creating custom cabinets for residential and commercial industries throughout New Hampshire and New England since 1986. When COVID-19 hit last spring, like so many other manufacturers across the country, Dennison was affected and lost some of their workforce. Looking to make production improvements, the company attended an NHMEP workshop that introduces the basics of a 5S Program, a lean tool which improves organization in a production environment.

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