Welland-based Iron Will Raw produces raw pet food that follows strict guidelines to ensure freshness and health benefits. Iron Will Raw approached the Walker Advanced Manufacturing Innovation Centre to assess their new manufacturing space. They needed to find areas of improvement, create a layout and flow of materials, assist with work standardization and investigate automate opportunities
The research team identified that Iron Will Raw would be able to see gains from performing a Process Failure Mode Effect Analysis (PFMEA), and from the creation of standard operating sheets. The team also reviewed the flow of materials and information required to make the company’s product, considering everything from receiving supplies, through to manufacturing and product shipping. A proposed layout optimizing the process flow was created.