John Murdoch, CEO of Alfacon Solutions recently shared how more and more conveyor products are unique, one-of-a-kind, engineered-to-order (ETO). Unlike most conveyor manufacturers who have pre-fabricated SKU and off-the shelf products, there is a recognition that manufacturers and distribution centers require special solutions.
Murdoch shared, “A project manager is assigned to every project undertaken by Alfacon Solutions. The project manager guides the team through a proven project methodology. This process defines specific phases that are completed in sequence, to assure a successful implementation. From planning and consulting, detailed design, and implementation, the project manager is also responsible for installation and commissioning, training, and service. Within each phase, individual tasks are defined by standard operating procedures to guarantee consistency and quality in the design of the customers’ system. These procedures reduce the risk of cost overruns and highlight possible obstacles early in the process, so that they do not become unmanageable. Internal project meetings are held on a weekly basis to ensure maintenance of schedule and budget for all projects.”
“Project teams utilize management and accounting software, specific to our business. The software maintains a database of all project costs, broken down into labor (by discipline), material, subcontracts, and project expenses by user defined equipment modules. The reports generated by this software allow our Project Managers to control costs and maintain schedules, resulting in consistently successful projects,” added Murdoch.
Founded in 1983, Alfacon Solutions (www.alfaconsolutions.com) is a leading case and pallet conveyor handling systems company operating from an 80,000 square foot facility in Orangeville, Ontario, Canada. Based in lean manufacturing principles, including best-practice value stream mapping and continuous improvement, the Alfacon team designs, engineers, manufactures, and installs complete material handling solutions.
Murdoch is proud of the company’s hands-on approach when analyzing clients’ challenges and developing solutions based on experience and innovation. The combination of standard and custom engineered components enables Alfacon to create unique material handling solutions tailored to each client; this engineered-to-order (ETO) differentiator distinguishes the company as one of the leading material handling manufacturers in North America. Alfacon provides services to its customer base in the courier, retail, manufacturing, and industrial sectors. The company is a proud member of MHI.
The core values of Alfacon Solutions ensure a customer-centric approach to every project and drives the entire team to consistently deliver exceptional results. From experience, passion, and integrity to commitment, innovation, and on-time delivery dependability, Alfacon Solutions anticipates double digit growth year over year for the next decade. Follow on Twitter @AlfaconSolution.
Company Name: Alfacon Solutions
Contact Person: John Murdoch
Address:595 Riddell Road