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Grow capacity. Enhance efficiency. Reduce waste. IPM can guide you through operational improvements that drive your top and bottom lines.

Manufacturers are increasingly turning to automation and other capital investments to improve capacity and efficiency, reduce waste, and maintain product quality. IPM can help you ensure your capital investments support your long-range business goals and then lead the execution of the related projects, minimizing disruption and maximizing long-term value.

Successful manufacturers improve performance by getting more out of their existing processes and equipment. Or by investing in ways to add to their production capability. Or both. Increasing capacity may require production line tweaks or buying new technology, equipment, or even facilities. Cost reduction tactics range from efficiency improvements to restructuring the distribution network.

IPM can help you identify what’s working and what needs work. Based on your own business model and objectives, our experts can help justify capital purchases and lead the selection and installation. Or they will work with you to refine production processes and optimize your existing equipment and resources.

Our collaborative, rigorous approach to operational excellence holds clear benefits for manufacturers:

  • Maximize profit and drive growth through automation, technology, and equipment upgrades
  • Increase manufacturing capacity by improving production line processes and overall equipment effectiveness (OEE)
  • Reduce costs and improve sustainability by reducing waste
  • Build customer loyalty with product quality improvements
  • Optimize your supply chain to reduce costs and improve customer service

Whether you require manufacturing improvements, capital project management, supply chain optimization, or a consolidation or relocation, IPM can help you reach your operational excellence goals.

Project Leadership Combining disciplined project management with deep manufacturing experience, IPM can lead your organization through operational improvements that drive efficiency and reduce costs.
Manufacturing Improvement Using best-in-class tools and a tailored approach, IPM can analyze your capacity, production processes, and cost of goods sold, identify inefficiencies and constraints, and then lead the projects that improve manufacturing.
Supply Chain Optimization A fully optimized supply chain can reduce costs and improve customer service levels. IPM can identify inefficiencies, recommend improvements, and lead projects to optimize your distribution network and streamline your warehouse processes.
Capital Project Management You need to minimize disruption and maximize return on capital projects. IPM’s expertise helps you mitigate risks and maintain control over technology transfer, equipment selection and installation, and production line start-up.


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As soon as you get into manufacturing improvement projects, you dig in and see things you didn’t anticipate. Solving new problems takes very strong relationships and communication to stay aligned on the goals and the approach, and IPM has those capabilities."

Vice President of Operations, Food and Beverage Manufacturer

On our capital management projects, IPM consultants bring knowledge of what they’ve seen in the industry at other locations about different ways of doing things or improvements that we could make. And they also work to understand our tools and our processes."

Director of Project Management, Global Pet Food Manufacturer

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