Lean manufacturing at PPMA with Cimlogic

Manufacturers looking to improve operations and performance need look no further than stand K51 at the PPMA show in September, where Lean Six Sigma "˜Black Belt', Keith Findlay from manufacturing execution systems (MES) specialist Cimlogic, will be on hand to help them kick-start their Continuous Improvement journey.

Cimlogic specialises in integrating MES across a variety of manufacturing industries. The company is the UK certified partner for the real-time operations and performance management software, TrakSYS, which enables manufacturers to measure, control, and improve process capability and performance by allowing them to quickly and easily see top losses, energy and waste reduction opportunities or material traceability and quality compliance improvement opportunities.

Visitors to the Cimlogic stand at PPMA will be able to experience the measurement and monitoring capabilities of the TrakSYS software in action on a mini production line, where any defects will be flagged up for further investigation, as Head of Service at Cimlogic (and Lean Six Sigma Black Belt) Keith Findlay, explains: "TrakSYS is the starting point, which enables manufacturers to measure, monitor and identify where production efficiencies can be made, and our mini production line at the show will demonstrate this in action. What the software doesn't tell you, however, is how to drill down underneath the figures to understand the root causes of existing inefficiencies, or how to overcome them. That's where our expertise comes into play."

Keith is a Lean Six Sigma specialist with over 15 years' experience of helping manufacturers in the food and drink, processing and packaging, pharmaceutical, automotive, print and medical devices sectors improve production efficiency. He says that Cimlogic's niche lies in combining that in-depth MES experience with the data TrakSYS provides to develop systems that help manufacturers make their processes much more efficient; saving them money - and often making them money - as well as putting them in total control of every element of their production line.

He says: "Our "˜joined up' approach is helping leading names in the food and beverage, processing and packaging, pharmaceutical, FMCG and automotive industries improve asset utilisation, increase capacity, reduce production costs, decrease lead times and improve profitability - all with no additional capital outlay and without disrupting production.

"For example, by implementing a straightforward centre lining project, we helped a UK packaging manufacturer reduce average changeover times from 240 minutes to just 30 minutes, saving them £85,000 and generating capacity to output an additional two million cases of product using their existing machinery rather than investing £2million in new equipment."

Cimlogic offers a wide range of MES project services from initial pilot studies to the delivery, consultation, mentoring and support of successful MES rollouts. If you are embarking on a lean manufacturing or continuous improvement journey and would like some friendly, expert advice to set you off in the right direction, visit the Cimlogic team on stand K51 at PPMA, where our Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, Keith Findlay, will be on hand. For further information please go to www.cimlogic.co.uk.

Cimlogic Ltd

Salts Mill
Victoria Road
BD18 3LF

+44 (0)1274 599 955



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