Glass Industry

Batch & Furnace

Start of Campaign – Furnace hot repair and cold repair start-up, ramp-up optimisation. Critical service for ensuring the furnace starts its campaign performing at its best.

Middle of Campaign – Furnace audit and improvement program. Strategically targeting safety, energy, quality, efficiency, maintenance and lowering total cost of ownership and operation.

End of Campaign – Furnace actual condition versus plant campaign expectations audit. Strategy developed to balance furnace life and production output, whilst minimising risk of unplanned furnace downtime.

Batch House – Batch house audit and improvement program. Aimed at optimising the batch house safety, capacity, efficiency, batch quality, maintenance and lowering total cost of ownership and operation.

Glass Quality – Glass melting quality issue resolution support. Working directly with the onsite team to identify and resolve glass melting related defects such as cord, seed, stones, blister and many more.

Team Development – Mentorship program for batch and furnace team, covering all aspects of our offerings, as well as emergency response protocol, and more. The mentorship program will be tailored to your needs, and will be delivered onsite, or remotely.

Furnace Emergency – Emergency response support services, no matter what the problem, these are available globally on short notice and can be performed onsite or remotely.

Forehearth & Forming

Start of Campaign – Forehearth hot repair, cold repair and new forming machine start-up, ramp-up optimisation. Critical service for ensuring optimal forehearth glass refining, conditioning stability and forming performance delivering profitability improvement.

Job Run Optimisation – Collaborative improvement through the job life cycle process for under preforming or new jobs. Working alongside your team to optimise job run efficiency, this will incorporate all aspects of planning processes from job commencement through to job completion and review.

End of Campaign – Forehearth and machine actual condition versus plant campaign expectations audit. Strategy developed to balance asset life and production output, whilst minimising risk of unplanned downtime.

Capabilities Development – Mentorship program for forehearth and forming operations team, covering all aspects of our offerings, as well as emergency response protocol, and more. The mentorship program will be tailored to your needs, and will be delivered onsite, or remotely.

Team Development – Skills gap analysis of your forehearth and forming teams, and execution of development plans. Customer specific development areas plans will be created and implemented to improve efficiency and profitability.

Emergency – Emergency response support services, no matter what the problem, these are available globally on short notice and can be performed onsite or remotely.

Annealing, Inspection & Packaging

Start of Campaign – Ensuring optimum equipment performance and availability, it runs when it needs to do. Production equipment software, electrical, electronic and mechanical setups, settings to deliver improved production efficiency.

Job Run Optimisation – Collaborative improvement through the job life cycle process for under preforming or new jobs delivers optimised process performance and reduced operating costs. Working alongside your team, to optimise job run efficiency from the job on planning process through the job run, and to the job off review. 

Capabilities Development – Mentorship program for annealing, inspection and packaging teams to improve setup, efficiency and reduce waste. The mentorship program will be tailored to your needs, and will be delivered onsite, or remotely.

Team Development – Skills gap analysis and execution of development plans, tailored for your annealing, inspection and packaging teams, and execution of development plans. Customer specific development areas plans will be created and implemented to improve efficiency and profitability.

Emergency – Emergency response support services, no matter what the problem, these are available globally on short notice and can be performed onsite or remotely.

Mould Repair

Job Run Optimisation – Collaborative improvement through the job life cycle process for under preforming or new jobs. Working alongside your team to optimise job run efficiency, this will incorporate all aspects of planning processes from job commencement through to job completion and review.

Inspection & Repair – Ensuring an efficient process for critical defect prevention and repair to required tolerances and quickly return gear to IS Machines. Involves in depth assessment against global best practices, gap analysis, focussed training plan by employee and required tooling menu.

Mould Shop Efficiency – Harnessing lean methodologies, global best practices and technologies to reduce risk and improve profitability. Comprehensive assessment covering end to end process flow, department relationships to financial performance delivering a prioritised improvement and capital plan.

Supplier Management – Independently auditing and improving mould supplier performance and relationship to improve quality and profitability. Inspection of mould supplier facilities, processes and quality checks with full report and collaborative improvement plan.

Capabilities Development – Mentorship program for moulds team and leaders, covering all aspects of our offerings. The mentorship program will be tailored to your needs, and will be delivered onsite, or remotely.

Job Change Department

Job Life Cycle – Delivering an efficient and effective job life cycle process, from planning to execution to review phases.  Cross function assessment focussing on safety, key data, analytics, processes, relationships, and leadership to deliver a prioritized job change improvement plan to maximise flexibility and profitability.

Job Run Optimisation – Smaller focussed delivery at the job level that delivers improved efficiency, defect prevention and profitability. Working alongside your team to optimise job run efficiency, this will incorporate all aspects of planning processes from job commencement through to job completion and review.

Capabilities Development – Mentorship program for job change team and leaders focussing on safety, leadership, and organisation, covering both soft leaderships and hard manufacturing technical skills. The mentorship program leverages global best practices and will be tailored to your needs, and will be delivered onsite, or remotely.

IS Repair, Machine Maintenance

Inspection & Operation – IS machines are operating efficiently where issues are identified and resolved to deliver global class safety, improved capability, uptime and profitability.  Assessment involves working alongside your team, to optimise machine efficiency and team capability to systematically identify problems ahead of time. 

Component & Variables Repair – Delivering an efficient and effective repair process leveraging global best practices. Ensuring an efficient process for critical defect prevention and repair to required tolerances and quickly return gear to IS Machines. 

IS Machine Shop Efficiency – Harnessing lean methodologies, global best practices and technologies to reduce risk and improve profitability. Comprehensive assessment covering end to end process flow, department relationships to financial performance delivering a prioritised improvement and capital plan. 

Capabilities Development – Mentorship program for IS Machine team and leaders, covering all aspects from organisational design through to detailed skills gap analysis. The mentorship program will be tailored to your needs, and will be delivered onsite, or remotely. 

Engineering, Plant Reliability, Plant Maintenance

Plant Reliability – Function wide assessment of engineering processes, key operational systems, manning organisation and capability to reduce downtime and improve plant OEE. Focus is on the key pillars of a reliability strategy from work organisation and analytics through work assignment to completion and follow up. 

Critical Systems – Focussed assessment on the key process critical systems, the management and impact of these on plant efficiency and profitability. Key strengths in the diagnostics and advancement of emergency systems, gas delivery systems, compressed air, electrical, water, vacuum, and fan systems. 

Capabilities Development – Mentorship program for engineering teams or engineering leadership team, covering all aspects of our offerings. The mentorship program will be tailored to your needs, and will be delivered onsite, or remotely. 

Stores Enhancement

Lean Tools & Techniques – Use of Lean tools and techniques to enhance stores performance including:

5S – Support with organising and managing the stores workspace to improve efficiency, eliminate waste and ensure all required supplies are available and easily found.

Kanban – Application of stock replenishment systems to ensure consistency of supply and reduced cost.

Technical Support

Glass Technical Services – Provision of glass technical services including: 

  • Glass products quality audits.
  • Glass defects identification and troubleshooting.
  • Product specification development/review.
  • Glass container design evaluation.
  • Glass quality improvement.
  • Glass failure analysis.

Customer Technical Services – Provision of customer technical services to assist your customers with glass container handling and performance.

Packaging Systems – Supporting the design, review and application of glass packaging systems, materials and configurations to ensure best total cost and performance.