Manufacturing operations play a vital role in product realization. The era of globalization demands companies across the globe to improve productivity, reduce manufacturing costs, shorten lead times and more rapidly respond to evolving customer needs.
ARi’s Manufacturing Engineering capabilities are a natural extension of our proven Product Engineering solutions. Our deep expertise empowers ARi to provide cutting-edge engineering solutions that enable manufacturers to optimize their operations.
The spectrum of our Manufacturing Engineering solutions covers:
Competitive pressure forces companies to constantly look for ways to reduce the time to launch new products and control new product introduction (NPI) cost. The key to reduce time to market is concurrent development of the process along with the product. Developing compatible process also reduces cost incurred on developing multiple physical prototypes thus controlling NPI cost.
ARi’s engagement starts as early as concept design and continues until product launch. Our expert team takes on the role of “Virtual” manufacturing engineering team and works in tandem with design engineers. We assist our customers from manufacturability of early designs to ensuring serviceability of final design.
The axiom of “Price = Cost + Profit” is now obsolete. Today, the relevant equation is “Profit = Price – Cost.” Mathematically, the two are the same. However, companies no longer have the privilege of determining the price. Price is decided by customers or competitors. Reducing cost is the only way to earn desired profit and companies are constantly challenged to drive out waste and reduce manufacturing cost in order to remain competitive.
ARi helps manufacturers to optimize their operation. Applying Lean Manufacturing principles and constantly seeking ways to improve productivity and reduce cost, our Industrial Engineering experts can assist companies to:
Companies are constantly seeking to improve their products and processes. Often such changes require custom tools such as fixtures, lifting devices and material handling devices. Companies need partners who can provide turn-key tooling solutions in cost effective manner.
With our proven ability to provide turn-key solutions, ARi is the right partner for all of your tooling needs. We have an experienced tool design team that has delivered more than 400 special tools, fixtures and material handling devices.
Our Tool design team can support companies in the following areas:
While the task of creating assembly process plans is time consuming and demands significant time and effort of a Manufacturing Engineer, assembly process plans have significant impact over quality, velocity, cost and even safety of an assembly process.
ARi’s team forms the extended Manufacturing Engineering team of our customers. Our Manufacturing Engineering team can assist with all the following elements of creating assembly process plans.