The industrial sector is central to tackling the climate crisis, as it is responsible for nearly a third of domestic greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.
The desire for reduced labor costs, improved accuracy and supply chain safeguards is pushing distribution centers and manufacturing facilities forward into the golden age of advanced automation. Extensive data analysis, careful application to relevant business operations and facility integration is essential in order for automated systems to operate optimally.
The design-build project delivery approach continues to deliver value to utilities and developers. From a single point of responsibility and integration to cost certainty and timely delivery, design-build can help create a more streamlined and seamless project experience.
When major operational changes require large capital investments, the unknowns of the outcomes can weigh heavily on an organization. Pre-capital consulting is crucial to delivering a successful project, especially for companies that have multiple departments with diverse responsibilities or functions.
To pinpoint operational challenges and identify optimal solutions for manufacturers, lean assessments may be the right approach. A Lean Six Sigma evaluation of current processes takes a holistic view of a business in order to build efficiencies now and in the future with shorter lead times, better on-time delivery, faster cash conversion and greater product control.
For many projects, the perfect site can feel just beyond reach. The process of finding your ideal location may seem daunting at first, but working with an experienced site selection team to do all the heavy lifting — from sifting through sites to learning about unique site features and determining a ranking — can help make the process smoother.
Optimizing facility footprints and operations is a universally beneficial way to maximize the productive use of capital, especially for capital-intensive industries such as industrial production or foods and consumer products. The need for optimization manifests through various business situations, including mergers and acquisitions, market upturns requiring additional capacity, or market downturns requiring consolidation.
Industrial automation through robotics is more accessible than ever with robots performing human-like functions such as assembling and testing products and picking and packaging them for distribution. Consider integrating this competitive advantage into your process to reap the safe, fast and reliable rewards.
For TruStile Doors, finding a more beneficial use for more than 7,200 tons of sawdust byproduct created each year through manufacturing meant integrating a solution into design of its new facility — effectively reducing greenhouse gas emissions by more than 37,000 tons per year.
A confidential client needed to expand its existing food production facility by 50,000 square feet to satisfy increased market demand. Laser-scanning technology and 3D modeling aided the process engineering effort and significantly reduced the project schedule.
The Jasco Products omnichannel distribution facility in Oklahoma City fulfills and distributes over 100,000 consumer product orders each day. To improve fulfillment operations, speed and order accuracy, Jasco turned to Burns & McDonnell to develop, design and build its new automated material handling system.
Reimagining constrained space leads to increased plant capacity, improved production processes and overall better manufacturing efficiency for Tyson Foods in the Midwest.
Through Velocity, an iterative, flexible engagement process, our holistic team fosters in-depth conversations and working sessions to create a strategy that helps clients develop long-lasting goals and meet sustainable benchmarks
A confidential client sought to consolidate and automate its warehouse to improve the efficiency and accuracy of order fulfillment.
One of the largest manufacturing companies in North America has gained greatly improved safety, efficiency and quality for facility operations, thanks to a major migration of vital operations data into an Enterprise GIS system hosted in the cloud.