The Folk Group is staffed with professionals who have operating experience in all aspects of metal casting operations. In addition, our exposure to over 100 metal casters provides us with a wealth of experience in good operating practices. We have experience in sand casting, die casting, investment casting, vacuum casting, permanent mold and other methods.
A comprehensive operating review will include, but is not limited to,:
Marketing and Sales
- Identifying potential customers.
- Evaluating performance with existing customers.
- Identifying best fit work for your company.
- Analysis of the sales effort.
- Analysis of the customer service function.
- Recommendations for improvement.
Comparison of your performance versus industry benchmarks . . . . man-hours per ton/pound, sales dollars per employee, performance trends, scrap levels and other measures.
- Productivity analysis – specific target areas for improvement.
- Lean manufacturing implementation, 5S and Six Sigma.
- Capacity analysis.
- Plant balancing.
- Work-flow improvement.
- Management reporting systems.
- Administrative work flow.
- Performance evaluation.
- Evaluation systems.
- Bonus and performance systems.