Strategy

operations

implementation

We know there's a lot out there.

We seek to partner with our customers to develop clear, ready-to-implement plans to transform your operation and maximize your ROI.

Not sure how to get started? We’ve been in your shoes before. Eckhart FotF brings 50+ years of experience in turning ideas into action. We partner with our customers to develop actionable roadmaps for their manufacturing transformation journey. We’ll analyze, simulate, and optimize your operations by identifying opportunities to improve throughput using automation and Lean management best practices.

Improve Material Flow

Eckhart FotF specializes in eliminating non-value-added activities in our customer’s operations. Having worked in many industries across the Fortune 500, we have seen what’s best-in-class and we know what works well for making your product flow seamlessly through your factory.

 

Our Expertise

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Process Engineering

Eckhart FotF supports customers in solving complex, technical problems. Our expertise includes mechanical design and structural analysis (FEA), industrial and operations engineering, and robotics and controls engineering. Leverage Eckhart’s domain expertise to implement a solution in your factory today.

Cell Analysis

Our team’s experience in analyzing and improving manufacturing cells is founded on countless integrations of robotic and other automated solutions. We are a certified integrator for the major OEMs and can support your team in identifying and implementing the right automated cell.

Line Simulation

Many Eckhart FotF projects deliver a simulation of your future factory vision. We utilize 3D models to help our customers visualize their strategy, validate the proposed solutions, and confirm key assumptions.

Business Case Development

Eckhart FotF takes pride in submitting executive-ready deliverables throughout a project. Leverage our team to help define your business case, understand the potential impacts of automation, and complete the analysis necessary to justify investment decisions.

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case studies

 
Construction Signs

Construction Equipment Manufacturer

Eckhart FotF delivered an end-to-end operational review to prioritize how this OEM can meet its 5-year growth plan.  

Solar Energy

Renewable Energy OEM

A renewable power equipment company needed to improve its quality and inspection processes. Eckhart FotF completed a cell analysis to overhaul their existing procedure, leading to higher throughput and lower defects. 

Garbage-Truck

Logistics OEM

To improve profitability and increase efficiency, Eckhart FotF partnered with this OEM to complete a deep-dive of its product design and assembly plant processes.

Facility Study

We go to the gemba to understand your current-state operations, gather data, listen to operators, and identify areas for improvements.

Kaizen

We know that the best ideas often come from the gemba. We lead a kaizen event to capture improvement ideas to date and foster buy-in. 

Modeling, simulation, & Engineering

Back at Eckhart, we formalize concepts into actionable solutions, develop models to simulate your process, and define your implementation plan.

Report out

We deliver executive-ready reports that clearly outline the actions you can take, the anticipated ROI, and your immediate next steps.

Scoping

Before we arrive on-site, we work together to craft a meaningful engagement scope with clear problem definition and achievable targets.

We know that to make a change, we need to get to the floor and be where the action happens. Our projects work best when we can roll up our sleeves and walk the line with you. Here’s how we run a typical FotF project:

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Collaboration

We rely on collaboration with your team to brainstorm ideas, engage all stakeholders, and white-board new concepts.