Saving €300,000 per year
Tebis pays off for FMF GmbH
The core competencies of FMF Friedrich Modell- und Formenbau GmbH in the Swabian town of Hardthausen/Gochsen are the development, design and manufacture of close-to-production prototypes and small-series dies as well as models and machining in all workpiece dimensions and degrees of complexity. "The success of FMF is based on continuously realizing new customer requirements, and accomplishing this with state-of-the-art technology," explains managing director Rudolf Friedrich. This includes 4 workstations with Tebis CAD, 6 with Tebis CAM and 14 with Tebis Viewer. Working closely with Tebis Consulting, the company analyzed and optimized the areas of design, programming and manufacturing in order to meet its growing challenges.
Analysis of weak points - Calculation of efficiency - Optimization potential
Tebis Consulting uses the methods and tools of a typical business consultant when providing process and investment consulting, but it also brings in-depth industry expertise and many years of experience in manufacturing processes. The measures implemented at FMF consisted of analyses and interviews and a detailed evaluation of the data and information captured. After just a few days, the main weak point in the process chain was identified, displayed graphically and assessed with respect to its financial impact. The potential annual savings were calculated at €600,000. "To survive over the long term in an ever-more competitive market, all processes must be transparent throughout the entire chain and they must be continually optimized. Without external support, we would not have been able to consistently recognize and resolve all our weak points," says Jürgen Müller, the plant manager.
Even with our motivated and committed team, FMF would not be where we are today with our processes without the support we got from Tebis.
With its in-depth industry expertise, Tebis Consulting increases value creation
- Automated flow of information
- Shortened tool setup time
- Reduced machine downtimes
Mold manufacturing, Die manufacturing
FMF Friedrich Modell- und Formenbau GmbH
Rudolf Friedrich, Jürgen Müller
Managing director, operations manager