Lean Manufacturing Consulting
Campbell Corporation’s manufacturing consulting experts get under the hood of your operation to make effective Lean recommendations. You will benefit from immediate results including increased profitability due to reduced lead times and improved efficiency.
Meet the market’s demand with Lean manufacturing methods and tools
Campbell Corporation’s experts will help you reduce your lead time, increase throughput, and improve quality resulting in enhanced profitability. Do you have issues hiring or need to ramp up production to meet a surge in demand? Lean manufacturing methods and tools allow you to serve your customers’ needs more efficiently, with fewer people, across all seasons and market conditions. It’s time to sharpen your competitive edge — let’s start right on your factory floor.
Our clients typically achieve at least:
More On-Time Deliveries
Better Inventory Turnover Performance
Increase in Productivity
How We Deliver Effective Manufacturing Consulting
We bring our expertise to bear when conducting a Lean manufacturing consultation, but that’s not all. We also have a process that’s been perfected over the decades.
Campbell Corporation’s manufacturing consultants have been practicing the principles of Lean manufacturing since before ‘Lean manufacturing’ became a popular term. Since then, we have evolved, mastering the tools needed to increase your company’s throughput and quality. We identify and quantify the effectiveness of your production systems, capabilities, and constraints. With the involvement of your team, we will develop a customized action plan to meet your KPI’s (Key Process Indicators) and give you the largest impact in the shortest period.
We have applied Lean Engineering to the practice of consulting, ensuring our product clearly and competently outlines an actionable, realistic, and sustainable plan to meet our client’s goals.
Our expert team of Lean Engineering Professionals consists of not only experienced Green and Black Belts, but also includes Master Black Belts and authors from America’s top manufacturing organizations including Motorola and Lockheed Martin.
We are experts at:
Campbell Corporation focuses exclusively on improving the processes, efficiencies, capacity, and profitability of manufacturers. Our principals and manufacturing consultants have spent decades leading process improvement projects in the manufacturing sector.
Manufacturing clients who have partnered with us are varied and include high volume / low mix and low volume / high mix models. Our customer base includes multinational household names like Dunlop, Dupont, and Komatsu to many small manufacturers you’ve likely never heard of. We’ve worked in various industries including automotive, aerospace, equipment manufacturing, chemical processing, electronics, food processing, and many more.
Chances are at least some of the processes to manufacture the components of the house you live in, the car you drive, and your facility have been improved by Campbell Corporation!
An optimized cell and line design can improve safety and remove waste, control processes, shorten lead times, reduce work in process, and provide built in quality while organizing and minimizing the space required for production. Our proprietary and comprehensive Cell Design Process is a roadmap to a successful Cell and Production Line design and considers safety, throughput requirements, process improvements, raw materials delivery, work in process, equipment, automation, Industry 4.0, automation solutions, tooling, tools, bench stock, consumables, waste planning, operator requirements, process times, work content, process mechanicals, and even special environmental process considerations including temperature, clean room, humidity, and even more considerations resulting in predictable, controlled throughput.
Learn more about new facility layouts or how to relayout your existing facility.
The world’s subject matter experts on your processes are on your shop floor right now! We leverage their knowledge and experience to design the future state they will be working in. And we don’t just work 7 to 5. If you have a 2nd and 3rd shift, we include those process champions in our collaborative process as well!
We act as educators and Lean mentors, sharing the power of Lean concepts, methodologies, and process improvement innovations to improve your processes. The success and sustainability of your Future State is dependent on your employees’ input, understanding of the designed processes, and ultimately their endorsement.
Through the knowledge gained from decades of manufacturing experience, we are often able to achieve immediate improvements through “Just Do It’s”! We have made immediate and impactful improvements for our clients through identifying and recommending low cost or free solutions and best practices gained from consulting with hundreds of manufacturers.
Improving to improve is often a waste of labor and financial resources. Our approach prioritizes and focuses on what’s important to your business and we concentrate our efforts to those improvement projects that achieve your manufacturing goals.
We identify the constraints and focus on fixing them through increased utilization, process improvements, automation options, cell design, Total Productive Maintenance, Quick Change Over Management, or any of our Lean tools. We don’t improve to improve; we remove the limitations preventing our clients from achieving success.
We don’t just consult. We transform.
Campbell Corporation’s manufacturing consultants work closely with you to implement identified improvements, based on recommendations that are sustainable and achieve the modeled results. We are on site to troubleshoot any unforeseen circumstances and immediately implement solutions. We have proven strategies and methods to pilot our recommendations prior to any recommended changes to layout or equipment relocations, to minimize potential negative impact to your throughput. Piloting our recommendations allows us to prove the impacts of process and efficiency gains.
Improvements tailored to quickly achieve your desired results with the most cost-effective methods result in increased efficiency and profitability, fast. At Campbell Corporation, we don’t have a cookie-cutter approach. We recognize that solutions for a high-volume consumer electronics manufacturer often differ drastically compared to a high mix / low volume large equipment manufacturer. Our extensive knowledge and understanding of Lean as it applies to your business allows us to consistently recommend the right solutions for the right problems.
Process gains from the most efficient cell and line designs can be eroded by a poor facility layout and design. In an existing facility, monuments like mechanical rooms, large equipment, restrooms, loading docks, and even uneven ceiling heights can create challenges to an efficient layout. We consider many factors in overall facility layout including safety, process flow, material handling, required Work in Process (WIP) storage, waste, material replenishment, process mechanicals, environmental considerations, and scores of other factors that completely support production.
Learn about the importance of applying lean to a facility layout.
Having an experienced Lean and manufacturing facility expert represent you during the facility design process can minimize your overall investment and ensure your new facility completely supports your processes. Campbell Corporation was founded as a facility development and design consulting company over 30 years ago. We provide concept drawings and specifications to the project architect that not only preserve the requirements of process, but also consider employee amenities, location of mechanical rooms and utilities, site plan, and expansion plans.
Learn more about our facility design services.