Production consulting by Bross & Partner​​

Due to the state-of-the-art operations consulting of Bross & Partner

Value-added consulting for your production

Bross & Partner is a competent and innovative operations consultancy for all topics related to production. We understand production as a place of value creation. In order to be able to produce values economically, processes must run efficiently and effectively. In accordance with the principles of lean production, our primary concern is to reduce waste in the production of our clients. Waste occurs wherever human and material resources are used more than necessary. For example, through unnecessary walking distances, superfluous movements and long throughput times. To prevent waste from occurring in the first place, our material flow and production planning is based on the mechanisms of lean production, such as the pull principle.

We are your competent production consulting

The overarching discipline of our operations consulting is factory planning. In recent years, this has been supplemented by the methods of the digital factory. Further consulting services in the area of production include assembly planning and the selection and procurement of production technology for our clients. We ensure low-waste operation with a mindset of continuous improvement through operational excellence. To ensure that your project becomes a success story, we also take on project management throughout the entire factory lifecycle.

Factory planning begins with the alignment of the production strategy, including the decision on the future factory location. Here, we fundamentally differentiate between greenfield and brownfield. Regardless of this, we accompany the planning of your factory from concept to detailed planning and subsequent tendering & award processes as well as implementation. Our planning is characterized by the fact that we consider your processes in detail. In order to guarantee the best possible processes, these are subjected to industrial benchmarks and best practice solutions. In addition, we involve your experts to initiate change management at an early stage.

In addition to assembly, manufacturing is an essential part of production. Due to the large number, the manufacturing processes are classified in a standard. The best-known standard is DIN 8580, which classifies the processes into main groups and groups. This subdivision has recently been made more difficult by the addition of further innovative technologies such as additive production. We maintain the overview for you and create a manufacturing concept according to the current state of the art. For an economical factory, the isolated consideration of individual machines does not make sense. That is why we consider holistic manufacturing concepts including interlinking and automation.

Basically, we divide production into manufacturing and assembly. The complex task of assembly planning is to control the procurement and production processes in such a way that all necessary parts, materials and resources are available at the start of assembly. Further down the line, movements to product assembly must be reduced. This is achieved through appropriate workplace design and material supply. Human assembly is increasingly supported by collaborative work with robots.

Operational Excellence is understood as the consistent action according to the economic maxim of your production. This requires a strategy that is conjugated from the vision down to the employee and process. Accordingly, every employee strives for continuous improvement. Establishing such a culture requires employees to be responsible, motivated and enjoy their work. The production consultants of Bross & Partner take your employees by the hand and are always part of the team. Only together can you achieve operational excellence.

The digital factory sees itself as an extensive network of models and methods for efficient production. On the one hand, this includes complex simulations and artificial intelligence. On the other hand, established statistical methods and 3D visualizations. B&P production consulting first works with you to design the data basis from which reference models can be set up. Depending on the specific problem, the tools of the digital factory are designed as a means to an end. Specifically, these can be material flow simulations to reduce transport distances or artificial neural networks to analyze sales behavior.

Project management is usually an accompanying work package along a project. Accordingly, our project managers are used in the competence field of production, digitization as well as logistics. It is possible to provide a project manager or project management office for your internal project. Projects supported by our experts usually have a stand-alone project management package. Whichever way you choose, our project management is characterized in both solutions by the use of agile and innovative methods as well as recognized certification.

New opportunities through networked production

Former industrial production is evolving from a patchwork of isolated machines into a networked and intelligent mesh. Networked production forms the core of the Industry 4.0 megatrend. For a better understanding, we divide this trend into several levels. From the component level to the network of companies. The components of the products of smart production are information carriers. They communicate with employees and machines and exchange status data via sensors. This provides us with information about capacity utilization or tool wear, for example. Changing market requirements such as individual products in small quantities are accelerating this trend in the long term. Networking makes the factory more flexible and resilient, making it possible to achieve prices for individual products that are comparable to those of mass production. In addition to intelligence at the interface, new technologies such as additive manufacturing are gradually replacing established processes. At the enterprise level, Industry 4.0 aims at self-controlling order processing through cyber-physical production systems.

State-of-the-art production consulting

We use the latest digital tools for our planning. For example, we use innovative factory planning software and programs for calculating production capacities. In addition, we use Virtual Cardboard Engineering for detailed workplace design. With the help of this method, it is possible to develop optimal workplaces in virtual space together with your production experts. Our planning in production and logistics is supported by digitalization experts from Bross & Partner with modern data analyses such as data mining or artificial intelligence models.