Multiple buildings on multiple sites are a current obstacle to the company’s planning process. There is a great deal of support area requirements for the plating process beyond common shipping/receiving and office functions; Quality, labs, and Waste Treatment are necessary adjacent to the operation. CDG noted that current duplication of these support areas at multiple sites would be averted by a single site solution for the company’s master plan. Additionally, CDG reviewed existing facility conditions, noting code deficiencies that would prohibit future renovation/expansion possibilities; thus also contributing to the recommendation of a single site solution.
Through these exercises completed by CDG, RMF was able to develop a master plan for future facility needs in line with their current manufacturing processes while also rethinking the flexibility of their current material and product flows.