The new normal has highlighted the resiliency of manufacturing plant layout to rapidly adapt to unprecedented disruptions in supply chains, uncertainties in the availability of skilled manpower, and machine hours. This has resulted in an urgency for manufacturing plant operations to be agile in every aspect - from manufacturing process planning, equipment and fixture reuse, resource skill redeployment, to flexible manufacturing lines that enable response to change.
With multiple product variants and fluctuating demand, plants must constantly reconfigure their machine setup for layout changes and tooling in assembly stations while maintaining production throughput and managing order fulfillment. At the same time, all work areas, production lines, material storage facilities, etc,. should be designed to perform to the highest rate and achieve the shortest cycle time.
Today’s manufacturing plant operations has 100’s of KPIs for various departments that needs to be addressed to achieve overall plant success. New technology inflow is so fast that plants must adopt technology on the go without disturbing current production. Hence the overall manufacturing engineering design of the plant layout needs to be agile and ready to accept any change.
HCL’s Agile Plant Engineering services are designed to cater to the needs of green field and brown field plants. HCL offers integrated manufacturing engineering services covering process planning, flexible plant system, 3D plant, pilot product manufacturing, pre-production and fully productionized to latest manufacturing techniques.