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Consultation services

Brandauer Innovative Solution Centre (BISC)

Brandauer’s knowledge in manufacturing precision metal components is compartmentalised into a variety of disciplines, which can be called upon in various levels of consultation for customers looking for business improvement, process development, and product development support.

The Brandauer Innovative Solution Centre (BISC) is a structured approach to consultation with a dedicated hierarchy of tiered and affordable support. A diverse set of in-house skills, necessary to capture a wide variety of potential metal stamping and tooling projects will assist your very specific needs and uncover cost and time savings, engineering efficiencies and process optimisation opportunities.

This support is ideal for businesses looking to get the most out of their requirements for metal parts and for those who understand that seeking and applying expert advice early in the process will ensure every detail is considered, avoiding issues arising after production starts.

Conversely if you are midway through a new product/process launch with inherent problems, Brandauer may be able to help there too.

Three core areas of consultation can be requested under any of the four support tiers and their representative rates.

Support tiers

  • Jnr Engineer
  • Snr Engineer
  • Chief Engineer
  • Director

Areas of consultation

Business improvement



  • Mentoring and talent development
  • Management tool development
  • Business process optimisation
  • Bottleneck analysis
  • Overhead cost reduction
  • Supply chain management
  • Scrap yield development
  • Sales strategy development
  • Marketing and communications planning
  • Quality system implementation

Process development



  • Machine selection
  • Process definition
  • Process optimisation
  • Problematic tooling solutions
  • Inspection process definition
  • Jig and fixture design & manufacture
  • Scrap reduction
  • Critical spares strategy

Product development



  • Feasibility assessments
  • Design for Manufacture
  • Measurement of existing product
  • Reverse engineering
  • Cost optimisation
  • Material selection
  • Scale up staged process development
  • Low volume assembly
  • Computer Aided Design


Case studies

Quickfire case studies in key consultation support

1.

Getting to the root cause of OEE

A UK-based OEM electronics manufacturer requested Director level intervention to conduct a business efficiency review where Brandauer introduced bottleneck resolution tools to eradicate the root cause of Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) degradation.

The 14-day project resulted in a monthly saving of £10,000 for the client.

2.

Prototype tooling unlocks OTD

A UK-based busbar supplier with a key standing in the battery cell supply chain commissioned Brandauer to review and consult on problematic prototype tooling that was causing delays with component delivery.

An in-depth 6-month project resulted in a refined prototype tooling process, designed to stabilise production, and eradicate delays and the emblematic knock-on effects. The customer registered a 77% improvement in OTD, a key performance indicator measuring the rate of finished product and deliveries made in time.

3.

Combining connection methods to deliver an interconnect solution concept

An EU-based E-machine assembler requested a new interconnect component that combined two technologies: IDC and press-fit. A feasibility study and scalable manufacturing solution was defined that offers a tiered part cost profile and a new component concept in just 4 weeks.

Further reading

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