“We realized that the true problem, the true difficulty, and where the greatest potential is – is building the machine that makes the machine. In other words, it’s building the factory. I’m really thinking of the factory like a product“
Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla and SpaceX
We think of the factory as a product, where agile manufacturing represents the reference paradigm of the production systems of the future, thanks to which the mass customization of products is enabled to best meet the individual needs of the customer, at the same time reducing production costs and improving the overall quality of products and services.
“If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail”
Abraham Maslow, The Psychology of Science, 1966
Agile manufacturing does not rely on a specific framework, rather it uses the most appropriate tools depending on the specific situations and needs of the company. The goal is to enable more adaptive, resilient ans sustainable production systems.
Therefore, agility can be achieved through a set of methods and tools, summarized in the following pillars:
“The man who grasps principles can successfully select his own methods.
The man who tries methods, ignoring principles, is sure to have trouble.“
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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1. Agility Assessment
How Agile is your Manufacturing Method? We help you to assess your agility level with our Agility Assessment Tool
2. Agility Gaps
Discover your weaknesses and fill in the gaps to implement a more Agile Manufacturing System
3. Agile Roadmap
Take actions! We help you to identify pilot projects and to implement an Agile Manufacturing Roadmap
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Industry innovations and the latest in technology are his strong point.
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Extremely interesting course performed by a competent and professional speaker ready for any answer for doubts and perplexities
Nicola is a very experienced manufacturing engineer, especially on gears. He adopted ideas from the big, trending themes like Industry 4.0, big data and automation and turned them into pragmatic solutions.
Profound knowledge of mechanical manufacturing for the manufacture of gears and strong skills in the organization of work and in the continuous improvement of processes.
Nicola has an excellent background in gear manufacturing and manufacturing engineering based on hands on manufacturing engineering experience as well as management of R&T projects
Dr. Gregor Kappmeyer
Nicola is very knowledgeable about gear manufacture, I learnt a lot from him.
Dr. Kevin Long
He was the right person to go to for any manufacturing issue we design engineers had, as he was a great link between design and industrialisation within the product development process.
I would like to recommend Nicola’s innovation, project management and technical leadership skills.