Relocating a production line abroad can be an uphill struggle. One of the most notable challenges is re-establishing an efficient supply chain in the new region. Optimas helped a long term partner achieve just that.
Optimas was contacted by a truck manufacturer that was looking to reduce production costs and improve logistics. Our experts were able to integrate a Direct Line Feed system into the two mile long production line.
Multi-National manufacturers need a global component standard to avoid an inefficient supply chain. Optimas was able to standardize the fastener catalogue for a multi-billion-dollar Tier 1 supplier to the automotive industry and simplify its supplier network.
High tech manufacturers work in a challenging sector. More often than not, components will require sterilization and specialist packaging for delivery into hygienic manufacturing environments. Furthermore, the laws of copy exact mean only selected suppliers can be utilized in some cases, presenting a unique supply challenge.
Automotive Tier 1 manufacturers need to guarantee responsiveness, efficiency and reliability of component delivery. Optimas can assist them by blending worldwide supply capabilities with localized component inventories.
A semiconductor manufacturer required highly specialized components that would adhere to “copy exact” and cleanness standards. Optimas built a responsive, efficient and reliable supply chain thanks to its global capabilities.
Introducing a new model can offer the opportunity to optimize production methodology and deliver new engineered solutions to market. This is what happened to a lawnmower manufacturer. We helped to introduce new fastener technology to improve the efficiency of the production line, with advantages that would pay dividends in future models.
The semiconductor manufacturing market is characterized by stringent component requirements, with emphasis on carrying out production in cleanrooms or protected lab environments. With fluctuating peaks and valleys in production, reliable supply chains can be a challenge. A premier manufacturer needed an adaptable and responsive supply of semiconductors’ components.
By implementing bespoke component supply methods across two sites for a manufacturer of mobility solutions, Optimas Solutions was able to effectively support a manufacture of lightweight wheelchairs, electric wheelchairs, sports wheelchairs, children’s wheelchairs and mobility scooters with value added to the customer.
A prestigious motorcycle manufacturer wanted to incorporate a successful racing engine into a new road bike, and required a fastener partner to support prototyping activities. OEM engineers supplied a provisional list of 100 part numbers, which Optimas was required to streamline to achieve cost savings, engineering requirements and brand aesthetics.
Building a fastener supply and engineering partnership over 33 years is dependent entirely on trust, which Optimas has been able to deliver via consistent results. Involving itself in all aspects of the customer’s fastener policy, Optimas has provided the versatility required to effectively support 50 separate customer facilities.
Limiting required fasteners for a next generation truck platform presents a challenge to all those involved in prototyping, but the rewards of an optimized Bill of Materials (BoM) are far reaching. Optimas Solutions offered design, sourcing and logistical expertise to help a heavy duty truck OEM overcome these challenges.
With the customer experiencing rapid growth, restructuring was paramount for managing demand and capitalizing on profits. Optimas Solutions acted as a partner to tackle the challenge of streamlining all aspects of the supply chain and enact lean principles.
Optimas Solutions increased manufacturing and supply efficiency by introducing an integrated methodology for this pool heater manufacturer. Consolidation and simplification of component related activities via lean principles delivered tangible advantages to its production operations.
Redesigning an icon from the ground up demands a consistent approach to fasteners. With a new, electric version of the London Black Taxi on the drawing board, Optimas Solutions was asked to support with the design and sourcing of fasteners for the project.
A strong partnership can only be created through a commitment to year-on-year improvements. Optimas Solutions has utilized its global component portfolio and design engineering expertise to build a 20 year partnership with a leading manufacturer of high end road and race motorcylces.
The construction of a sewerage tunnel was a large project that required a specialized approach. Optimas Sofrasar Tunnel Products simplified the construction demands of the tunnel with highly specialized fastener solutions, which expedited schedules and reduced costs.
Synergising the component and logistical demands of a facility designed to manufacture high performance trains is not a simple task. Hitachi required a Full Service Provider (FSP) that could simplify supply while allowing room for growth.
Optimas delivered and integrated supply chain solution for a cooler manufacturer to support growth by increasing efficiency and reducing stock inventory. A strong partnership delivers increased efficiency, reduced stock inventory, consolidated suppliers and standardized components.
Prototyping a new vehicle platform is a capital-intensive process, especially for a low volume luxury automotive manufacturer. However, reducing the Bill of Materials (BoM) by analyzing component usage and pushing standardization means that great savings can be achieved.
When a luxury automaker faced tough KPIs and tight timelines, they knew they needed the right support, onsite and locally, at the right time. They found a strong partner in Optimas and, with our help, reduced fastener variants by 22%.
In today's global and complex supply chain, the biggest risk can be ensuring a continuous supply of quality parts in order to avoid a line shutdown. We partnered with a customer to mitigate this risk and achieve a 0 part per million defects rate.
An automotive launch can sometimes include last-minute design changes while supplier and part consolidation is taking place. When Optimas experts were integrated early in the process, one particular customer enjoyed 40% reduction in part count.
We combined manufacturing line expertise with production best practices in refitting and rebuilding two production lines for full value chain visibility. During the project optimized a 1,250,000 square foot facility project and improved efficiency by 15%
Optimas delivered a streamlined corrosion prevention and frictional consistency strategy for a new excavator line, all while improving overall cost savings. With our help, the customer achieved savings of over 30% in assembly process time.
Our engineering experts applied their industry know-how to solve leakage and safety issues in diesel engine clamps through a technically advanced solution. Working side-by-side with our customer and supplier, we subjected our work to more than a year of rigorous leak and pressure testing.