Facility Layout

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UB engineering staff combine data, science and engineering principles when analyzing facility layouts and designing alternatives that optimally support a company’s operations. The case studies below show how this service has provided direction. 

7/25/18
The physical structure of Armstrong Pumps – a producer of HVAC, plumbing and fire safety systems – is a patchwork of 12 facilities, gradually amassed since 1967. The resulting environment stifled manufacturing efficiencies typical of 21st-century operations. UB engineering expertise explored facility layout possibilities of the 8-½ acre company-owned property.
1/22/19
When Advanced Energy Company TREK outgrew its facility, leaders of the electronic instruments maker resolved to prime the new headquarters for operational success. They contacted TCIE to obtain optimal layout design expertise to aid in making critical relocation decisions. The UB team’s thorough approach and flexibility were so impressive that university resources were tapped for a second facility layout project.
7/25/18
The Western New York site of PeroxyChem – the sole North American producer of persulfates – needed to de-congest its packing and storage areas, and improve its ergonomics and equipment reliability. A layout efficiency analysis conducted by UB engineers helped attack the bottleneck.
1/4/19
The Charter School for Applied Technologies wanted to enhance its K-12 food service and expand the capabilities of subsidiary EST LLC, which supports operations of other charter schools. A food service efficiency and capacity analysis pinpointed operational shortcomings.
7/25/18
The Western New York site of PeroxyChem – the sole North American producer of persulfates – needed to de-congest its packing and storage areas, and improve its ergonomics and equipment reliability. A layout efficiency analysis conducted by UB engineers helped attack the bottleneck.
1/4/19
In pursuit of efficient operations, the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority (NFTA) Metro called on UB engineering resources to assess inventory management activities of the bus maintenance garage. The analysis spawned recommendations regarding the computer maintenance management system, inventory reduction, layout, ergonomics-related issues and a State Comptroller’s audit report.