Arete knows that every manufacturing company has core competencies, which are their primary, repetitive, most profitable processes, and ... non-core competencies which are required to support or complement the primary processes. The non-core competencies are always the most challenging to manage and costly to operate. They require precious space and resources, often disrupting the natural flow of the core competencies, and seldom fitting conveniently in the plant or the process. That situation, in particular, is where Arete becomes your lean connection.
* In your facility staffed with your resources or our resources ...
trained, organized, and focused on solving those short-term needs in your manufacturing processes.
We pride ourselves in our ability to analyze a process, conceptualize this process as many small discrete modules, develop a simulation of one organizational construct after another until we have that arrangement of modules that yields the highest assurance of sustained quality, high productivity, and lowest cost.
By design, our plant layout supports significant, modular flexibility allowing us to rapidly bring up a new module ... even though it may be necessary to move one or more currently productive modules, to provide sufficient space for the new module. Interestingly, our employees enjoy the changing environment and are strong supporters/participants in the process of constant change.
Based on our documented success and repeat customer base, we can only conclude we are doing something very right.
One of our many objectives is to provide our expertise throughout the Great Lakes region. Our solutions may be implemented in our Boyne City facilities or in other facilities as we grow our concept. Regardless of where we implement our solution for our customer base, we include the logistical cost of our solutions where ever essential to making the solution a Win - Win proposition.
Experience has shown ... we provide a meaningful, value-added service to our customer base.