FAAS: Factory Application Analysis Summary
The Factory Application Analysis Summary (FAAS) is a comprehensive overview detailing the manufacturing process currently in place within a company. This analysis digs deep into the world of new technologies and automation and creates a custom machine design to fit the manufacturing process to make it faster, more efficient, free up workers, and fix any problem areas that need solved or could be better utilized. Manufacturing can bottleneck and it is not necessarily a workers fault but a process fault. Engineered Vision thoroughly researches and analyzes parts or all of the manufacturing to see if any form of factory automation is available or capable to be input into the current process being utilized. The final result is custom made ROM(Rough Order of Magnitude) that a business can utilize for the prototype design and build through Engineered Vision.
What benefits will my company receive from a FAAS?
The FAAS benefits businesses in many ways. First, by showing the business a technology (either existing or custom designed) that can be input into their existing manufacturing process that helps the production line to become more efficient, less dangerous, and higher quality. Second, a FAAS will either show that the current process in place is what is best for the company or if an automated process would make more sense. Third, while you may not be ready now, the FAAS can serve as a starting ground or created design for when your business is ready for automation. Finally, the FAAS is a way for Engineered Vision to build trust with our clients for it shows in-depth data with KPIs and complete ROI attached, giving an “All Cards Shown” level of trust to be built with the industries we serve.
How long does it take to complete a FAAS?
While all projects are different we have a two phase approach to the FAAS and each phase is considered to take 1-2 weeks on average. While there are situations when FAAS completion takes a variable amount of time, most FAAS are completed within ONE month after Process Analysis (End of Phase 1). Phase One focuses on the products and process overview as well as opportunities developed. Phase Two focuses on the technical feasibility and financial assessment(ROI).
What Happens in each Phase?
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Below is a small overview of what is researched and performed in each phase. There is much more that goes into each part of the FAAS, including 3d CAD drawings and other empirical data that helps determine ROI and KPI of the automated process.
Factory Automation Opportunities - List of Opportunities, Return on Each Opportunity with Value, Overview of automation process and difference between old process and new, Etc.
Technical Feasibility - Understanding Operator Role, Determine Major Equipment List, Complete 3d Model, ROI New Vs Old, Etc.
Product Details - Number of Different Products Ran, Photos of Products, Annual Volume of Production by Product, Etc.
Process Details - Factory Tour, Process Lines, Number of Workers Used in Each Process Stage, Downtime Attributed to Process, Measurements, Etc.
What about confidentiality?
We take the process of the companies we do business with and are always open to making sure the right confidentiality agreements have been made before moving forward. We understand that some processes are confidential and are not to be seen by anyone outside of the business.
We take the worry away by signing either Engineered Visions two-way NDA or the NDA of the choosing between the consenting party. We want to keep your technology safe, as well as our own.
Need more Information?
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