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RB Associates' focus is on Operations Managerment across business functions. We offer a range of services to suit the needs of each client.
Consulting Projects and Service Areas
RB Associates offers consulting services covering:
- Industry competitive analysis and market research.
- Site survey & business process audits.
- Data collection, geospatial, statistical and non-statistical analysis.
- Product planning, development and management.
- Business process development, documentation and management using ISO 9000 compliant policies, procedures and work instructions.
- Simultaneous Engineering - Team based concurrent product & process development.
- Engineering & Manufacturing standards and data revision control.
- Computer-Aided Drafting (CAD).
- Detailed functional job task analysis and organization restructuring.
- Employee training & development.
- Advising, Coaching and Mentoring at Executive, Manager and Supervisor levels.
- Product, process or information systems improvement.
- Project development and planning.
- Manufacturing facility planning & process development.
- Production master scheduling & production planning.
- Production logistics, receiving and warehouse management.
- Production process improvement and cost reduction.
- Implementation of Lean Manufacturing:
- Kanban and small lot production planning and management
- TPM - Total Productive Maintenance
- SMED - Single Minute Exchange of Die
- Kaizen - Waste reduction
- Labour analysis and manpower forecasting.
- Manufacturing/Enterprise Resource Planning (MRP/ERP).
- Maintenance management.
- Preparation for Quality System certification (eg. ISO 9000).
- Development of one-time or continuous business performance reporting systems.
- Prototyping information systems to support business process and information systems improvements.
- Information systems development and planning.
- Development of business internet web sites.
- Development of marketing and promotion via social media web sites.