Operational Challenges

Many of KNIGHT WENDLING's assignments involve operational improvement programmes in the foundry. Often our involvement begins with an Operational Audit that examines the facilities and performance levels at key points in the metal casting process.

From our experience of international best practice, we will identify areas with improvement potential and recommend appropriate measures (with cost/benefit indicators). Frequently, we are required to assist with the implementation of our recommendations. In this situation, our consultants will work closely with the management and staff of our client to see the project through to the attainment of the required improvements. In some instances our work with a client takes the form of a long-term engagement in which case KNIGHT WENDLING can also provide staff on an Interim Management basis.


Our experienced foundry engineers work to optimise activities in all parts of the casting operation, in areas such as:

  • Raw material usage
  • Energy efficiency
  • Environmental controls
  • Plant utilisation
  • Manpower productivity
  • Quality improvement & scrap reduction
  • Patterns and tooling
  • Facilities planning
  • Introduction of new plant and process technology
  • Manufacturing systems
  • Profit improvement
  • Foundry Logistics Simulation
  • Productivity Improvement
  • Efficiency Improvement



Operational Challenges



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