Facility Planning, Design and Construction
Lean Manufacturing Consulting Firm in Sydney, Australia
A global remanufacturing group approached Campbell Corporation to do the impossible: generate detailed design drawings for over a half dozen processes to be built anywhere in the world. Our lean manufacturing consulting firm quickly answered the call. Facility planning services are made turnkey when we handle the entire design and construction process.
The scope of this project began with a complete audit of their existing processes, implementing improvements through the incorporation of lean manufacturing and Six Sigma initiatives. The result was an independent floor plan for each process. The study included the qualification and selection of vendors for all process equipment to include models, sizes, accessories and features.
We then prepared conceptual building designs to reflect equipment placement and structural requirements, corporate branding initiatives, discipline lines, material handling envelopes and requirements, building placement against other process building modules, designated WIP storage requirements, etc. There was a building design for each of the eight processes the remanufacturing group performed and each of the 8 modules could be combined with our set of parameters into various configurations to accomplish the regional process goals.
The plans of our global project managers also included conceptual mechanical drawings, including HVAC, domestic and process gas requirements and design, domestic and process drainage requirements, electrical requirements and load planning, etc.
In addition to an equipment standards dictionary for each module, we published building materials guidelines for each of the AIA (American Institute of Architects) standard Divisions of Construction. All local contractors around the globe were provided the flexibility to select building materials and finishes common and customary in their region of the world, successfully maintaining standards everywhere. As far as are facility planning stories go, this was another one of our greatest achievements.