Proces Optimization 

Cost savings, efficiency improvements, increases in capacity and/or quality improvements are often the reason to critically examine a production process. But in practice it often appears that when our engineers, from a multidisciplinary team, critically examine a process, then alongside these factors there are also sustainability opportunities possible, such as energy or CO2 reduction. Moreover, if we examine a process from the viewpoint of, for example, energy reduction, then technical innovations often arise that automatically include improvements in capacity or efficiency and vice versa. This is (a great example of) process optimization as it is intended and as it will be required in the future.

The role of QING during the above-mentioned process can range from watching and giving advice or taking care of the entire project right through to its implementation.  A project starts by identifying the scope, focus and expectations of the customer. Followed by one of the most important components, analysing the process with all its dependencies.  We do this, for example, by making use of new technologies such as Digital Twin, the digital imitating of a process. After analysis this leads to improvement proposals and opportunities focused on the scope and expectations. Insight is also provided into the costs, benefits and overall impact. If required, QING will draw up a planning together with the customer for implementation and supervise this process. QING always looks for the most appropriate solution for every specific situation. The results greatly depend on the problem and the current status of the process. For example;  “Can an improvement process provide an increase in production capacity and product quality after only limited investment?”.  If so, then the optimization of an existing production line is an excellent solution to respond to the increasing demand from the market and it is not necessary to invest in an entirely new production line