Friday, November 26th, 2010

The innovative Smart Factory™ methodology has streamlined processes in many of  Australia’s leading companies in the oil and gas, defence and general manufacturing sectors and driven growth for SA-based engineering consultancy Manufacturing Focus.

Manufacturing Focus uses its proprietary Smart Factory™ model to optimise the design of new factories and the redesign of existing facilities and processes.

This in turn has helped the company win fourth place in South Australia’s Fast Mover Index, announced today.

With interstate growth predominantly focused on WA, NSW and Victoria, the company is increasing its domestic market share post-GFC while looking at overseas opportunities.

“Our growth has been driven by the challenges our clients face when they are growing rapidly,” says director Mark Fusco. “We provide the systems and talent that they do not have in-house.

“Most of our work comes from a few interstate markets, where there is strong demand due to large-scale manufacturing projects that require a strong focus on waste minimisation.”

Mr Fusco said that the national engineering skills shortage has undoubtedly been a driver for the company’s expansion.

“Increasingly, we are being asked to provide highly skilled personnel to ensure project delivery,” he said. “We have a fantastic team of experienced specialists, which has helped us scale our services for larger projects.

“We believe our strong focus on return on investment has resulted in recognition of the value we have delivered, which has in turn driven word-of-mouth referrals.”

Manufacturing Focus customers include companies such as Thermo Fisher Scientific, Dux, Thales, Corporate Air and Matrix Composites and Engineering.

Contact Profile

Manufacturing Focus

Founded in South Australia, in 2005, Manufacturing Focus provides engineering consultancy services from coast to coast across Australia.

The Manufacturing Focus engineering team uses the company’s own Smart Factory™ methodology to help customers design a new process-driven plant layout or modify an existing plant layout to suit their changing needs. The Smart Factory™ approach creates manufacturing businesses that utilise lean principles and the latest technologies to maximise efficiencies and provide the greatest opportunity for success.

Manufacturing Focus customises plant layouts to satisfy current and future production needs while integrating the following core attributes:
• Safety – Integrating worker safety and ergonomics
• Environment - Sustainable processes and energy minimisation
• Efficiency – Smoother work flow and waste elimination
• Technology – Benefit based solutions
• Flexibility and responsiveness - For changes in customer and market demand
• Expandability - Strategic considerations for future needs

Using proven methodologies, customers can establish the production cost, quality and delivery outcomes prior to major investment.

Contact details: Kosette Lambert (08) 7120 9400.
Kosette Lambert
P: (08) 7120 9400
M: 0414 69 70 71


lean manufacturing, factory design, new factory design, engineering consultancy, waste reduction, oil and gas, defence, general manufacturing



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