Food Industry – FEL1 Study

Posted on July 31, 2013

Our Client was evaluating a new site for company business continuity and projected growth of 5-7% for the next 10 years.

Reason for Project:

  • Our Client decided to hire an outside engineering consulting firm to develop a FEL1 study of a new facility. This study included a 30% cost estimate and milestone schedule. The new facility would also accommodate new process and packaging technology and automated material handling methods.

Project Deliverables:

  • Complete facility layout including office and employee complex. On-site boiler/maintenance buildings.
  • Equipment list with estimated capital cost for process equipment and facility services and building construction. Automation justification.
  • Milestone schedule.
  • Site staffing estimate.

Project Results/Benefits:

  • Productivity increased: The new¬†facility would allow the company to double production with a lower manpower staffing ratio than current plants.
  • Capacity increased: Double production by end of ten year period.
  • Quality Improvement: The new manufacturing facility was designed to isolate dirty operation from clean critical operations. The new site would meet all FDA regulations.