You know what you want.. But is it what you need?
At Fresco, our philosophy is to take nothing for granted, which is why we will ask questions and investigate your situation leaving no stone unturned until we are sure that our recommendation is the most optimal solution for you, especially when it comes to systems and individual products.
There also times when you know your bulk material handling objectives but not the optimal solution. This is where our Consulting service really comes into its own.
Here’s just one Case Study:
One of Fresco Systems’ long standing customers was looking to move out of their existing premises which they had occupied for just over half a century.
Being niche market blenders they had small production runs and intensive clean down processes. They needed to retain their ability to produce customer specific blends but also increase productivity to be able to handle the increasing demand that a successful business attracts without jumping to a high volume process and losing the benefits customers require in the small volume niche market.
Without knowing what their end needs could be, and lacking experience on more modern industry practice, they needed advice and ideas on what the vision of their new premises could be, and whether their existing operational practices were still valid. Naturally they needed to retain the quality of their product without compromise whilst incorporating, where appropriate, best practice.
Fresco Systems was able to assist them by providing a consulting service, thereby marrying the benefit of our extensive knowledge, with their specific business experience to retain key aspects of their production, whilst introducing better and more efficient practices.
Using various process layout options, communication was made easier between the architects, management, and operators. This allowed all stake holders to envisage the options, and contribute to the design process and solution, thereby increasing the chances of success of the move through increased ownership by all parties over the final process and layout.
As capital constrained the speed of change, the solution also needed to account for small incremental steps in the move to the end goal. Obviously the building layout needed to incorporate the bones of the layout right from when they first moved into the premises, however the equipment and process changes occurred over time meaning the sales teams could start selling more volume, and production could meet the increasing demand, and the resulting cash flow funded the next steps, resulting in win win situations.