ABOUT Manufacturing Process Development
Manufacturing Process Development Services are consultant-based functions that concerns themselves with set-up, design, and optimization of manufacturing plants, lines, cells, etc. They offer a range of services pertaining to manufacturing, such as lean manufacturing implementation and process validation.
Manufacturing process development services are used by many industries, including aerospace, pharmaceutical, food and beverage, etc. Often, the services will be used in scaling up from pilot plants to full production. Often such firms will draw on the expertise of in-house engineers who specialize in instrumentation and controls, process automation, etc.
Advantages: Manufacturing process development services add expertise to companies that might not regularly be involved in manufacturing process development.Specialty firms often have engineers and designers who regularly manage multiple endeavors in this nicheConsulting firms can beef up an organization's regular engineering staff
Manufacturing Process Development Services LimitationsMay offer a one-size-fits-all approach rather than truly understanding an organization's particular needsCan introduce friction and clash with in-house engineersIn-house engineers/designers will assume ownership for their own designs
Applications: Manufacturing process development services can be gainfully applied to any manufacturing process, but they are particularly suited toScaling up from pilot productionAdding efficiency to existing operationsValidating processes in pharmaceutical and similar industries