- Spreads Plant Layout Optimization
Our team worked with a confidential foods manufacturer to identify an optimized plant layout with a goal of reducing cost and safety risks. In the end, we reduced safety risk by 67 percent with a layout that reduced interfaces between workers and vehicles in the plant.
The client was expanding into an existing vacant warehouse, adding two high-speed lines, raw material storage and finished goods storage. Our team evaluated seven layouts provided by the client, then developed and analyzed one new one that resulted in one less operator required and a smaller line configuration, producing annual savings of $150,000 and setup savings of $100,000.
The plant was also equipped for future automated jar unloading.