CASE STUDY – Speciality Chemical Firm

Project Explanation

To develop the optimum cost effective production and distribution operation.

This speciality chemical firm is recognized as the premier source of fiber lubricant technologies in the world and the largest dedicated supplier of fiber lubricants to the North American fiber industry. Their 60 years of experience in lubrication, surface and polymer chemistry, fiber production and downstream textile processing is complimented by their unmatched desire for superior customer service worldwide.

To help ensure continued success, management asked the Facilities Planning Services Group to join them in the development of their new Mid Atlantic production and distribution operations. FPS was instructed to develop a practical cost effective production and distribution operation that would meet their required serviced levels for the future.

Based on these analyses, a unique detailed facilities design “Optimum Layout” was developed for an impressive cost effective world class facility, properly organizing the complete range of production and distribution functions for their planing horizon.

FPS FORM Optimum Layouts evolve from strict scientific analyses – it is not preconceived or predetermined by outside vendor influences.

The proven Flow Optimization & Resource Management FORM approach to optimizing client resources, has helped insure that this industry leader will maintain his premier global market position.

FPS worked closely with the client and their local A&E firm to value map their operation and define their required service levels.

This included defining numerous critical operational elements. A FORM Operational Analysis was conducted to determine what could be done to optimize current processes. Potential opportunities were analyzed to improve service levels and profitability.

A detailed Flow & Cube Analysis was conducted to determine the specific Production and Distribution operational demands.


Flow Optimization and Resource Management