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Production Optimization

Production at a world class level

Production is the core of your operational value creation. With the correct settings you can permanently produce at a world class level. Production optimization is a key factor in the economic success of manufacturing companies.

With a wide range of methods, our Operational Excellence approach optimizes processes along the entire value chain. From the assortment of common and lesser known approaches and methods, we have developed an integrated system: our OpEx Toolbox. We look at more than just the individual aspects of operational excellence. Through constant refinement of our methods and the addition of our own approaches, we additionally extend our toolbox.

Efficiency, quality, and consistent focus on the needs of our customers are the focus of TARGUS. Our experienced consultants identify your cost drivers and lead you to operational excellence with profitable solutions.



Personalized concepts are needed in order to remain competitive. But what works for one company, does not work for another.

We guide you with our tailored concepts to Operational Excellence.


With the Rapid Plant Assessment (RPA), you can evaluate your plant within 15 minutes. You will then receive a complete evaluation including a benchmark comparison as well as individual recommendations for action from our experienced consultants.


Differing lot sizes and diverse products require a quick changeover. Often there is hidden potential in the flexibility of production facilities and the organization of the changeover procedure. Single Minute Exchange of Die, SMED for short, represents a reduction of changeover times and the optimization of the manufacturing process. With the SMED process we can evaluate your entire internal and external changeover procedures separately.


Often maintenance is seen as a necessary but burdensome task. By implementing Total Productive Maintenance (TPM), potential savings along the entire value added chain can be found and maintenance can be optimized going forward. Essential for success is the inclusion of maintenance in the daily Routine.


The operations data recording systems of modern production facilities contain a treasure trove of data that is too seldom utilized. In order to systematically evaluate this data we have developed Statistical Operations Data Analysis (SODA). Based on results obtained we prepare measures to reduce operating costs and increase productivity in your company.


In production, waste and losses are to be avoided. Both reduce the overall equipment effectiveness of a production facility, internationally referred to as Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE). Downtimes, idle times and rejects reduce the plant’s effectiveness.


The goal of Lean Production is to eliminate waste in production. Overproduction, inventory, transportation routes, wait times, complicated processes, scrap, and downtime cause significant extra costs. Resources in the form of materials, time, and labor are wasted. We streamline your production processes with Lean Production and reach production optimization for your facility. The positive effects of production optimization through Lean Production are especially evident in the area of mass production.


Using Key Performance Indicator Management, abbreviated KPI Management, operating efficiency is evaluated and aligned with target values. The goal is to recognize deviations as quickly as possible and minimize disruptions and work stoppages through rapid countermeasures. We support you in developing a customized KPI system and optimization of your processes.


Health, safety, and discipline are among the most important principles of an organization. Below 5S, sometimes also called 5A, is summarized. Only when the advantages are evident for everyone, can the workforce be mobilized and the path to Operational Excellence be jointly pursued. Acceptance is the key to success.


Availability, performance, and quality are the three parameters that influence total plant effectiveness. Using benchmarks for Overall Equipment Effectiveness, OEE for short, the value creation of your facility is measured and the productivity of facilities can be compared. In order to achieve benchmarks for facility productivity in the industry, the interaction of complex factors must be optimally configured. Using our systematic approach we can show you the levers to increase the productivity of your facilities.


Motivated and well trained first level managers are the drivers for Operational Excellence. In addition to the optimization of processes and organizational structures, we have developed the TARGUS Teamleader Improvement Program to improve the productivity of your management. Our program is focused on first level management.