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Operations Improvement
Our proven lean manufacturing techniques help plastics manufacturers use manpower, inventory, and time more effectively for overall operations improvement while at the same time becoming more responsive to customer demand and maintaining or improving quality.

Operations Improvement for Plastic Manufacturers

Being “lean“ mean eliminating wast and increasing profitability

The tight credit market is forcing plastics manufacturers to look for new ways of cutting costs. For immediate and sustainable impact on your bottom line, our plastics team can help you implement “lean” operating systems that will help with operations improvement. You can depend on the plastics team to come to your plant understanding the basics of your processes and quick to learn about your unique situation.

Our proven lean manufacturing techniques help plastics manufacturers use manpower, inventory, and time more effectively for overall operations improvement while at the same time becoming more responsive to customer demand and maintaining or improving quality.

Lean process development can also help you increase capacity and take advantage of work transferred from the plastics companies that are expected to close during the economic downturn. 

Put our multidisciplinary team to work for you

Our team includes lean manufacturing consulting experts, experienced managers, and engineers who understand plastics manufacturers. We serve more than 1,000 manufacturers, and more than 200 of them specialize in plastics.

You can benefit from the knowledge we gain from our annual comprehensive benchmarking survey of the plastics industry and its “best practices.” We can help with operations improvement and assist you in reducing waste and cost in: 

  • Material management 
  • Production processes 
  • Product and process design and launch 
  • Supply chains and inventory 
  • Distribution and logistics

 
Plante Moran plastics and packaging industry clients appreciate our proactive understanding of their business challenges and opportunities, that we meet expectations and offer continuity of staff, resulting in more quality time devoted to the issues at hand.

We deliver on our promise: to help your company thrive.

“As a longstanding Plante & Moran client, I view Plante & Moran as a first-class organization whose culture emphasizes making staff happy, and that philosophy means my company receives excellent service. Members of our Plante & Moran account team are genuinely happy people who take pride in their work. Plante & Moran’s exceptionally low turnover also means we’ve had the same account team members for a very long time, contributing to their status with our organization as trusted business advisors.”

Bruce Graham, Executive Vice President and CFO
Creative Foam