Workplace Sciences Associates

Workplace Sciences Associates, a division of Workplace Sciences-LLC, has  achieved a reputation as planners, designers and integrators of efficient factories, warehouses and distribution centers.   Operating in the field of industrial management and engineering, WSA has experience in all aspects of production facilities  planning and operations improvement.

The objective of WSA is to provide the customer with focused, objective and timely practical production solutions that maximizes operational effectiveness with maximized investment returns.  In practice, this leads to the consideration of production methods, factory design, information systems, material handling techniques, inventory control approaches, socio-tech systems, workforce training needs and management practices.  Most projects are accomplished without adding resources like people, space, or capital equipment.

WSA projects are focused on the principle of "empowering the workplace for success".  Its primary approach is to analyze, organize, train, coach, and facilitate process improvement for its customers.  WSA will collect data, perform analysis, develop the new production systems and manage the implementation project.  WSA provides a unique "Participative Turn-key Solutions" TM approach which allows those groups affected by the change to fully participate in the development and implementation of the new system.  Workplace Sciences believes that in order for a new production philosophy to take root within the organization those groups affected by the change must participate in the development and installation of the production system.  Resistance to change is minimized by this approach.  Workplace Sciences makes the workforce development the primary priority; this will allow for long term and sustainable performance improvement results.  Success on many assignments attests to the validity and wisdom of WSA’s approach.  

WSA is devoted to provide customers with strategic & tactical consulting, and training support.  WSA provides one-on-one consulting services to managers or as team facilitators, advisors and trainers.  WSA uses time proven and effective management techniques to help customers lower production cost through the application of key progressive production management and engineering disciplines like:

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Resource Requirement Planning and Utilization

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Layouts, Process Flows and Factory Balancing

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Production Scheduling and Control

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Inventory Reduction & Management Systems

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Material Handling Systems Design

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Process Improvement Programs

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Performance Measurement Systems

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Capacity Planning and Modeling

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Distribution Facilities & Warehouse Design

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Total Cycle Time Reduction Techniques

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Ergonomics / Human Factors

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Training and Development

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Methods and Tooling Technologies

Workplace Sciences, LLC