Industrial Organization

Industries need constant adaptation to technological changes and new organizational methodologies to make their operations cost efficient, avoiding consuming more resources than are really needed and ensuring that their products and processes are updated and competitive.

In nvtc we offer services for product industrialization, process improvement, application of industry 4.0 technologies and the implementation of the Lean philosophy so that your business reaches its maximum potential.

Product Industrialization

Comprehensive advice when launching new products to the market.

Processes Improvement

Implantation of tangible, measurable and durable improvements in their processes.

Industry 4.0

Application of improvements focused on digitizing the company

Lean Philosophy

Obtain the operational excellence maximizing the value.

Commercial delivery

Product Industrialization

When launching new products to the market, the step of the functional prototype to the manufacture of the serial product is one of the most critical moments and where there are more risks and uncontrolled of the entire process.

For this, it is necessary to define and implement new or modified productive processes and lead the models of the first productions and pre-series in new products.

These risks can be translated among others in:

– Creation of designs that can not be manufactured or are at a higher cost than desired.
– Lack of real control over the timing of the process of industrialization of new products and unforeseen delays.
– There is no adequate control of the operating costs and the gross margin of the product before its productive and commercial launch.
– Nonexistence of a quality control plan in the preliminary phases of definition of the productive process.
– Lack of creation of an industrial prototype with sufficient rigor before the step to the mass production phase.
– Not having in mind the regulatory requirements and product certifications or productive process (CE, GMP, ISO 13485 for medical devices , … )
– Lack of methodology and criteria for the successful selection of productive subcontracting or selection and evaluation of external manufacturing.
– Incorrect contractual relationship or negotiation with the outsourced manufacturer.

The assessors of nvtc we have more than 20 years of experience in industrialization nuevos productos in large corporations, SMEs and startups in both industrial as in Real productos de consumo massive.

Through the product industrialization process, it is ensured that the designed products can be manufactured with maximum efficiency, minimizing the unforeseen costs and risks of moving from prototypes to manufacturing, and adequate production scalability depending on demand,, thus as ensuring that the products fulfill the functions, whichare valued by customers and end users.

Nvtcexpertshavemore than 20 years of experience in product design and industrialization, guaranteeing an optimal design and implementation of the process, guaranteeing the successof the company’s production of new products and services.

A proven methodology of product industrialization is used, which has been launched by our experts in sectors as diverse as high consumption products, equipment assets or industrial products. We use a combination of different techniques (DFM, DFA, AMFE, Value Engineering, Concurrent Engineering , … ) being selected for each case the most optimal according to the existing restrictions and to achieve the objectives sought.

Some functions that we bring in this area are:

INTRODUCTION NEW PRODUCTS

Leadership of multidisciplinary teams (supply chain) for the introduction of new products or improvements from R & D in operations globally. Lead the transition phase between product development to mass production.

USE OF KNOW HOW

The use of Know-how from previous industrialization projects and products to adjust the production methods, parts and suppliers to use, to control the overall costs.

APPLICATION AND DEVELOPMENT OF METHODOLOGIES

Apply and develop methodologies DFX (Design for Excellence), DFM / A (Design for Manufacturing and Assembly), AMFE (Analysis of Faults and Effects), Value Analysis , ... applied to the improvement of the industrialization of new products.

DEFINITION, EXECUTION AND CONTROL

Definition, execution, control and documentation of all the activities of validation of the productive and operational processes, maintaining the traceability in the quality tests and validation.

Processes Improvement

The analysis and preliminary study of the different operational areas allows us to detect the critical points of your organization and act on them. In each case, we apply the appropriate methodologies or tools to improve and optimize processes. In this way we guarantee the maximum efficiency to make your company more profitable and competitive.

Through the study of processes that are either manufacturing or administrative and the application of the appropriate tool in each case depending on the type of problem that we encounter can be achieved:

– Maximum competitiveness, through the improvement of productivity and efficiency in processes.
– Reduction and control of costs.
– Take advantage and optimize human, technical and economic resources.
– Facilitate work for managers, factory managers and employees.
– Reduce the immovable capital due to excess stock.
– Decrease in occupational hazards.

The Nvtc engineers willwork together with your company’s professionals to achieve a common goal. In this way, more solidityof the applied improvements is achieved.

Analyze, study, act. These are the steps we follow for the proposal and implementation of tangible, measurable and durable improvements in their processes.

The main methods used to optimize their operations are the following:

– Study of the methods and times in the processes.
– Process standardization.
– Improvement of processes and of the organization.
– Implementation of management and control systems.
– Layout studies and design of jobs.
– Balanced work loads for manufacturing cells and assembly lines.

Industry 4.0

The technologies of digital transformation, associated to the so-called Industry 4.0 and focused on digitizing the company, are revolutionizing the markets and the industry as we know it. Organizations must act to integrate those, and only those, that are more appropriate to their starting position and competitive objectives.

The different existing technologies are a tool of competitive development that organizations must know manage and incorporate at the right time (neither before nor after) and in the right intensity (nor in default or in excess). In nvtc we are expert advisors in technological development (accredited advisors in this area by ACCIO and the Ministry of Industry), we analyze the technological starting point of the organization and aligned with its objectives as a company,

We advise on what should be the technologies to Develop or be incorporated (and not ), to what extent and at what time, to achieve operational improvement, cost reduction, or increase their competitiveness.

In nvtc we have the know- how and the experience to be able to advise on what is the technological strategy to follow and the most suitable technologies. Among other technologies, our experts can advise on:

– Collaborative and autonomous robotics

– Internet of things and sensory

– Augmented and virtual reality

– Additive and 3D manufacturing

– ICT systems of vertical and horizontal integration

– Cybersecurity and computing in the cloud

– Big data and competitive intelligence

– Process simulation

Industry 4.0 and the associated digitization technologies are necessary for organizations to adapt their tools (technological in this case) to maintain or enhance their competitiveness through the improvement of operational efficiency and costs or through the contribution of new Functions, products or services that are valued by its clients.

The incorporation of these technologies into the just measure (neither in excess or in defect) of a company, allows it to stay behind because it does not integrate new technologies at the same rate as they appear and consolidate in the market, and consequently power Maintain the sustainability in time of the competitiveness of your business.

The risk of implementing one or the other technologyis not to choose the one that bestsuits the needs, resources and objectives of the company, since there is no technological company that offers the full range of technological possibilities with an objective assessment of its pros and cons .

The experts of Nvtc are accredited advisors in Industry 4.0 by ACCIO (Generalitat de Catalunya) and the Spanish Ministry of Industry, and independent advisers not linked to any technological solution in concrete (or any associated provider), but with a deep knowledge of the different technologies, its benefit, potential and state of maturity. Therefore we can advise and perform projects integrating the best solution technology , or combination thereof, always recommending various options of the most appropriate technology providers in each case, through a broad database that we have developed for years of different suppliers of local and international solutions.

Our methodology for the implementation of industry technologies 4.0 is based on proven systematic methodologies of technological development of organizations (on which we are also accredited advisors of ACCIO) and based on the objectives and resources of the company, analyzing their status Initial and capabilities.

Our internal technology surveillance system specially designed for industrial SMEs ©, allows us to recommend in each case not only the most appropriate technology or combination thereof, but also to design the optimal road map to achieve a successful implementation and monitor its development and internalization, to the benefit of the competitiveness of the organization.

Some functions that we bring in this area are:

DIGITALIZATION OF PROCESSES AND GENERATION OF VALUABLE INFORMATION

OPERATING IMPROVEMENT AND REDUCTION OF TIMES IN OPERATING AND SUPPORT PROCESSES.

GENERATION OF NEW DEMAND FOR PRODUCTS AND SERVICES CONNECTED TO THE INTERNET

AUTOMATION AND VIRTUALIZATION OF PROCESSES AND INCREASES OF PRODUCTIVITY

PREDICTION OF OPTIMIZED DEMAND AND PLANNING OF PRODUCTION

SYSTEMS OF SUPPORT FOR TAKING DECISIONS AND INFORMATION IN REAL TIME

Lean Philosophy

Our vision of Lean is that of a management methodology, even really a working philosophy, that seeks to achieve OperationalExcellence maximizing the value produced in the company through the reduction of waste, understanding as such any operation or process in any area of the company that does not add value to the product or service that the customer will receive. This is achieved by creating a culture of Continuous Improvement and Organizational Efficiency that is based on the involvement of the entire Organization from the Management to the base employees.

The service consists in the carrying out of previous studies with the objective of ensuring the viability of industrialization of the product or family of products, as well as in the accompaniment in the decision making during the industrialization process.

Although Lean Manufacturing was born in the big industry, its principles are perfectly applicable in every business environment since, to a greater or lesser extent, the problem of waste lies in any dimension of business and the search for excellence does not have to be an exclusive asset of the big multinationals.

Lean will help make the company more productive and profitable if the following anomalies are observed:

– Quality defects.
– Delays in deliveries to customers.
– Non-level production with demand.
– Excess inventories in raw materials or finished products.
– Lack of material availability at the right time.
– Improperly motivated and / or implied.
– Excess movements and displacement of people or materials.
– Inefficient or unreliable machinery.

The reduction of waste and the increase in value creation will positively affect the key indicators of every company:

– Environment.
– Customer service.
– Cost and size of inventories.
– Effective maintenance.
– Satisfaction of the staff.

However, these improvements will really be the consequence of the primary and fundamental contribution of Lean: the generation of a culture of excellence in work that will allow a daily and permanent work of continuous improvement or Kaizen.

Lean expertsof nvtc guide organizations on the road to make this cultural change in the company.

The objective of nvtcconsultants is to accompany the staff of the organization until they ensure their full internalization so that they can be responsible for the continuity of the process.

When implementing Lean in a company, there are three important considerations to avoid failure:

1. Lean is not an end in itself, but a way of structuring the operation of the company to carry out its foundational objective according to parameters of authentic Operational Excellence. Therefore, the first thing is to understand what is said foundational objective, the purpose, the reason of being of the company; In short, its mission and its vision, in addition to its values or corporate culture. All that is done, therefore, must be framed in this paradigm.

2. Once the change to the Lean has been decided, the company’s Directorate must achieve the commitment of the entire organization towards the marked objective, without considering it as mere superficial change but a complete cultural change that must be sustained and sustainable. Without such conviction, the result will be, in the best of cases, mediocre and of little duration.

3. The implantation of the Lean culture is a long process that requires involvement, formation, decision making, reorganization, change of paradigms, etc. The first step is a very detailed internal and external analysis that allows to detect where the main problems to solve are and which would be the ideal “pilot zones” to start the change. Implementing Lean specific tools, simply because they are used in other companies or their names are known or appear to be “fashionable” is a mistake that will be paid very expensive.

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