Advanced Manufacturing Consulting

Opportunities for improvement
are everywhere.

Change is hard for everyone.

But change is easier when it’s validated by data that confirms you’re changing the right things, in the right way, at the right time.

With 40 years of manufacturing consulting experience, Polaris Automation has the expertise to solve whatever challenges come your way. We’ve led many companies through times of change, and we’ve learned what works. Our approach provides focus, validates your process, and helps you create an environment of continuous improvement.

When you’re too close to something, it’s hard to see anything at all. But from our point of view, we see opportunity everywhere. Our diverse knowledge base and wealth of experience provide us with an invaluable, unbiased perspective. This unique perspective helps us identify your challenges and create a plan to pursue them.

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Real change requires focus. When challenges pop up, you don’t have time to slow down. Working as an extension of your team, our Advanced Manufacturing Consulting provides the focus necessary to see change through. Our proven process eliminates the trial and error you can’t afford as we work together to achieve the transformation you need.

Our Consulting Process:

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We interview front-line personnel and support staff, review business goals and available process data, and get to know your organization and team. What is your current state? What drives your business? What are your needs?

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Using data to identify areas for improvement, we create a plan to support what drives your business – bringing the group to consensus about new benchmarks to pursue.

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We implement the plan to achieve the first benchmark – focusing on what will bring the greatest value to your business in the least amount of time.

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We bring the right information to the right people at the right time. The focus is on visibility and understanding what the data is communicating. The changes we recommended aren’t improvements because we say they are, but because the data we’ve collected
shows they are.

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The contextualized data speaks for itself as your operation achieves greater efficiency. Every success creates opportunities for further improvement – expansion is key. What we learn is applied more efficiently to the next process. Then the next process.

Whether the path to where your manufacturing operation needs to be in the future is cloudy or clear, Polaris Automation’s consultative approach works. We help manufacturers build and navigate their digital transformation strategy – helping you achieve excellence through the convergence of automation and technology.
There’s always a better way. And we’ll help you find it.


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