Technology & Competences

technology & competences

In the design phase, Menzing makes use of:

  • Methodical design;
  • The Design for Assembly method, whereby improvements are made that allow the process to run smoothly from design to production;
  • Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA). This FMEA investigates the consequences of a possible failure of a working item as part of a complex system or in a process, in order to preventatively execute constructive or procedural measures that prevent this possible failure, thereby decreasing the chance of impact (on the rest of the system) of potential failure;
  • Quality Function Deployment (QFD). This method translates both customer desires and market questions into design demands;
  • 3D-CAS-Solid Works. A powerful 3D design solution for the fast development of parts, compositions and 2D drawings. The design programme has application-specific auxiliary programmes for sheet metal, welding, complex curved surfaces, and moulds;
  • CE risk analysis;
  • Value Analysis/Value Engineering (VA/VE). VA/VE is a systematic and organised method of procedural decision-making. It helps our designers to generate alternatives in a creative way and with an exceptionally good price-quality ratio;
  • Conceptual Design. Conceptual Design is an overarching term for all forms of non-aesthetical design-management principles. It is an early stage in the design process, wherein the big picture of the function and the shape of a machine are emphasised. It entails the design of interaction, experiences, processes, and strategies. It is about a proper understanding of the needs of the users.

In the production phase, wherein Menzing guards the processes at third parties, and is responsible for the assembly, Menzing uses the following methods and techniques:

  • Process Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (PFMAE). A PFMAE investigates the consequences of the possible failure of one step in the process, in order to preventatively take measures to prevent this failure, reducing the chance of or the impact (on the rest of the production) of such a failure;
  • Lean Six Sigma, a method for the organisation of quality and efficiency improvements;
  • 5S Workplace Organisation Method. 5S is a method that is aimed at improving the organisation, with the workplace as its starting point. By optimising the workplace, we reduce wastage and create the foundation for quality;
  • KANBAN system, to operate the logistical production chain. KANBAN is an effective tool to support the maintenance of the production system in its entirety. It is also an excellent way to initiate improvements and keep them in motion;
  • Supply-chain management (SCM): principle whereby, by means of improving processes and the cooperation with suppliers and customers, better functionality for the participating company in the chain is achieved.

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OEM and supply reliability; difficult to combine

The supply reliability of OEM-businesses is often under pressure. This is obvious for a number of reasons. Firstly we learn that an OEM often attracts and finds its customers within a specific sector. As such, fluctuations apply for all customers at the same time, in terms of market or season. This affects the supply reliability. And there’s more: an OEM is tied to an extensive fixed machine park by definition. When the demand increases, such a company will soon reach its limits. Initially, expanding shift times may help a little, but soon limits are reached. And that is the positive scenario…

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Designing starts with listening. That’s how the Menzing company feels. After all, Menzing does not create products from an existing machine or an existing production park to meet your demands. The thinking is done reversely. Your wishes concerning a machine are leading, to which Menzing fi nds the appropriate design, the right production technologies and subsequently the right producers for parts within its worldwide network. Engage in a conversation with Menzing and find out how things can be different.

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