XONITEK Industry Expertise
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A defining characteristic of this segment is that the manufactured product cannot be “disassembled” back into its component parts, just as a cake can’t be un-baked to its original ingredients.
The production steps are usually continuous-flow; one step can’t be halted with shutting-down the process before and after.
Production almost always includes configuring a formula or recipe that may vary greatly based on product batch size and environmental factors, such as humidity, atmospheric pressure, and ambient temperature.
- Pulp and Paper
- Food and Beverages
Discrete Manufacturing Industries:
People and machinery work from shop orders to build a specific, readily identifiable product. Low-volume/high-complexity products require a flexible manufacturing system that improves quality, utilization, and time-to-market velocity while reducing costs. High-volume/low-complexity production emphasizes controlling inventory levels, work-in-process and lead times, while reducing or limiting material costs and waste.
Production processes are non-continuous; each step can be started or stopped independently and can be run at varying production rates.
The end product may be manufactured out of a single input or multiple inputs. For example, wood furniture requires only one input — wood. A bicycle requires many different inputs —frame, gears, pedals, tires, seat, and many other discrete components made from different materials in different location or even by different companies.
- White Goods
- Medical Devices
This is the “soft” value-added sector. It includes people offering their knowledge and experience to improve or improve productivity, performance, capacity and sustainability. The emphasis is on people interacting with people and serving customers, as opposed to transforming physical goods.
Little or no end product is delivered to the customer. Services (sometimes referred to as intangible goods) include attention, analysis, advice, and discussion. This industry includes the generation and realization of data and information.
- Financial Services & Insurance
- Supply Chain, Transportation and Logistics
- Wholesaling and Retailing
- Business and Consumer Services
- Information Technology & Telecom
These diverse industries have a common starting point: strategic vision building.