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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 is a tremendous resource — especially for small companies that cannot afford a large technical staff. They saved us a huge amount of money. MAP’s Lean Manufacturing training was a catalyst for us. After attending the training we decided to make a commitment to this. Through Nevada Industry Excellence’s Lean Manufacturing principles Polymer was able to reduce its buildings from five to two, floor space was cut by more than 50 percent and profits more than tripled."

— Paul Gossi, Plant Manager Polymer Engineering Corporation’s

"The initial Value Stream Map was the right starting place because it now gives a direction with concepts and goals that must be considered prior to any reorganization. Nevada Industry Excellence’s assistance has been just right in identifying new ways to look at a facility that I see everyday."

— Don Graham, General Manager Jensen Precast

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