If your manufacturing business isn’t achieving optimum efficiency and productivity, now is the time to give serious thought to how you can transform its operations in 2023. Manufacturing efficiency ensures that you can produce as many products as possible in the shortest possible time, without compromising on quality. This enables you to achieve higher profits and unlock business growth by pitching your products and services at a more attractive price point.
A Business-Wide Approach
Efficiency improvements should be targeted across all parts of your business – not just on the production line or shop floor! You should also take account of your organisation’s place within the wider manufacturing ecosystem, for example to reduce dependency on expensive in-house machinery when outsourced partners can deliver better results for a more cost-effective price, or within a quicker time frame.
The Benefits Of Outsourcing
Precision machining requires specialist equipment that can be difficult to operate and expensive to maintain. Unexpected downtime can cripple production and for some small businesses, even purchasing the equipment and related tooling can be financially impossible.
Subcontracting deep hole drilling, boring, and honing to Hone-All offers significant benefits in terms of increased productivity and efficiency, including:
High-quality results: you won’t need to invest in new equipment or time-consuming training yet will receive exceptional quality components that meet the most exacting specifications.
More efficient use of space: precision machining equipment takes up a large amount of floor space (particularly deep hole boring!) so, by outsourcing to Hone-All, you can redesign your production line to function in the most efficient and cost-effective way.
Less waste: machining processes, such as honing, require a high degree of proficiency which, if not achieved, can create waste and lost revenues. Outsourcing minimises the risks as experts will be carrying out the work on your behalf.
Shorter lead times: as an outsourced specialist, we provide a dedicated machining service and will strive to meet your deadlines, so you can focus on optimising the rest of your production line for faster turnaround times.
Waste: An Expensive Commodity
Inefficient use of materials is one of the biggest avoidable expenses in manufacturing. As well as outsourcing your specialist machining to Hone-All, you can reduce waste by:
Designing components in the most efficient way possible by reducing how much raw material is needed. We can advise on this if contacted early enough in the quotation process.
Selling waste materials to collectors instead of recycling it for free. We can recommend a number of great partners we work with.
Optimising your consumption of materials and tools by adopting a policy of reusing instead of scrapping.
Reducing the use of non-recyclable packaging materials or using less to ship completed products.
The Importance Of Organisation
Poorly organised workspaces rarely support efficiency or productivity improvements, and result in many hours of obsolete time that could be better spent producing more goods. A comprehensive review of your shop floor will identify weaknesses in your production, such as inaccessible tools, inefficiently stocked materials, and disjointed equipment layout.
By consulting with your team to identify the barriers to an efficient workflow, you’ll quickly learn how the production line isn’t working and what steps are needed to sharpen its performance.
Contact Hone-All For More Information
To find out more about outsourcing your machining needs to Hone-All, or you’d like some advice on the excellent lean processes we’ve adopted, please get in touch or call 01525 370666 to chat to our team.