“Advanced Focus worked closely with the team at
Siemens to ensure we maximised the value of our facility
investment. This pre-facility design planning increased the
flexibility and potential income our facility can generate,
whilst also greatly reducing the project risks associated
with the development of a complex facility.”
Business Unit Manager
“Advanced Focus partnered with ASC to drive major improvements to cost, schedule, quality and safety performance right across the maintenance organisation. Advanced Focus was an enabler for success, ensuring a value for money focus on facilities, capabilities, people and processes. Working together, the team delivered lasting and effective change – a major improvement over the traditional consultant / customer model.
The Advanced Focus team provided the additional capacity, experience and momentum necessary to deliver this comprehensive improvement to our business.”
ASC Interim Chief Executive Officer
“Advanced Focus worked closely with the project team at DFEEST, TAFE, Greenway Architects and its design stakeholders to ensure we maximised the value of our capital investments through the delivery of significant operational savings. This pre-design assessment and planning addressed “traditional” inefficiencies in the use of workshop space, which in turn reduced the construction capital expenditure and attacked operational costs that underpinned the business case for the investment.”
Director, Facilities and Procurement Services
“It is with great pleasure that I provide this recommendation to future users of Advanced Focus to improve the efficiencies and profitability of their organisation.
Advanced Focus was engaged to provide a quick and general assessment of any potential opportunities in our national food manufacturing business. They did that and more in a very short period of time, identifying a number of key opportunities that were both critical to our short and longer term performance that could help us further improve and expand into new markets.
We quickly adopted some of the initial recommendations and this resulted in instant output and EBIT improvements, easily returning the costs of this exercise in weeks.
Their advice was broad, covering operational and strategic areas that incorporated people, systems, processes and facility opportunities, risk and safety.
I recommend their expertise to any business, but particularly to other food businesses that are looking to make improvements and want a fresh independent perspective to help identify opportunities”.
“Advanced Focus has played a critical role in ensuring the ongoing growth of REDARC. Their skill in designing our new state of the art manufacturing facility and subsequent major expansion have ensured that not only has our manufacturing operation remained – but thrived – in Australia. When we were announced the Telstra Australian Business of the Year 2014, Mark Fusco from Advanced Focus was one of our key partners that we were proud to recognise in assisting REDARC to receive such an outstanding award. We have no hesitation in recommending them as a high value adding partner”.
“[Advanced Focus’s] expert advice and validation processes enabled the company to achieve corporate approval for a new and efficient facility through its dedication to understanding our business and operational processes and our people.”
“Their ultimate proposal for a Lean plant layout design to accommodate our increased production capacity along with consolidation of our
somewhat costly, overcrowded and potentially unsafe multiple manufacturing sites proved to be a great success.”
Dr Trish Purdie
Former Operations Manager
Thermo Fisher Scientific PID Adelaide Operations
“[Advanced Focus] are not just consultants, they get deeply involved and have highly specialised knowledge. In a very short time span, they have given us a lot of clarity. We could now see not just our goals, but the steps we needed to take to reach those goals. You can sum it up in the word ‘confidence’. They gave us confidence in our investments.”
Mr Phil Scardigno
“[Advanced Focus] was able to adapt various process
improvement tools and effectively apply them to our products
in the medical device industry. The team focused on our
business needs and determined the process requirements
necessary to increase our value to customers. By working
with [Advanced Focus] we have been able to develop a much
better understanding of our manufacturing needs for our
future greenfield site and also determine a list of improvement
initiatives and opportunities to incorporate into improving our
Former VP Operations
“Hero Engineering planned to diversify their business to include electrical/control/safety systems panel fit-out. This diversification sought to provide a high quality and reduced turnaround time from order placement to shipped product. The use of Lean Manufacturing and 5S methodologies was chosen to underpin the panel fit-out initiative and required a Lean/5S domain expert to assist to deliver the plan. Advanced Focus was selected based on their extensive automotive industry expertise where Lean and 5S is well understood and mature. The team at Advanced Focus provided onsite expert assistance, training and an execution plan to a high quality and attention to detail.
The plan was adopted and the results have supported higher productivity and higher quality at lower cost with panels shipped to Queensland, WA and South East Asia.”