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"Once the ideas were brought to the attention of the employees, it happened very quickly. They removed obsolete parts and equipment and made space for their redesigned flow lines. Employees redesigned the assembly process into a cellular flow system for one product line. The Flow Line pilot test conducted on the first product line showed a 64 percent reduction in manufacturing time, a 49 percent decrease in work in process (WIP), and a 33 percent decrease in product travel distance. Most of the decrease in WIP was focused around the product inspection/test area that was formerly the bottleneck."

— Betty Anderson, Operations Facility Manager ABB’s Carson

"Nevada Industry Excellence was the pinnacle to our success. We had an aggressive timeline and started without a single procedure in place. Without Nevada Industry Excellence and Prism eSolution’s assistance, we would still be in the infancy stage of the project. This certification has helped our marketing of TST. As we developed the procedures, we streamlined and improved our processes. The results: better yields, more productivity, and processes under control."

— Sean Alarcon, Engineering Manager, Tsuda SurfaceTechnologies, Inc.

"Nevada Industry Excellence is very well networked and has provided helpful assistance and information about Quality Systems over the years Custom Stamping has been in Carson City."

— Tom Rettura, Quality Assurance Manager, Custom Stamping

Supply Chain

Supply chain services go hand in hand with competitive pricing, an ideal all companies need to achieve to remain viable, profitable businesses. Nevada Industry Excellence (formerly MAP) helps its customers to reduce costs, not just by unit cost but also by the total cost of ownership. The focus is on the economies of the entire value chain in evaluating its customers’ most important business problems and providing solutions that reduce the total cost of ownership to deliver a continuous return on the customers’ investment.

Nevada Industry Excellence helps its customers reduce costs throughout a product’s life by leveraging these Nevada Industry Excellence’s advantages:

  • Unit price: initial costs, continuous cost reductions, tooling and fixtures, service costs
  • Logistics costs: lead time, just-in-time delivery, freight, supplier-managed inventory
  • Supplier reliability and capability: partnering costs, supplier team’s knowledge base
  • Technical support: ability to adapt to changes in technology and specifications
  • Transaction costs: ease of transaction, Electronic Data Interchange, cost to change a supply source
  • Location advantage: labor costs, production costs
  • Quality: inspection/rework costs, replacement policy and CAR effectiveness
  • RFID & Barcoding: Vendor Selection, Implementation, ERP Integration
  • ERP: Planning Systems Selection & Implementation