Engineering Survey™ process
A Bastian Solutions consultant conducts an initial meeting and tour of your facility to assess the major operational areas. We work with you to define goals for the survey that complement those of your business. Two to three days after this meeting, we provide you a proposal for the Engineering Survey.
Conducting the Survey
Once engaged, the Bastian Solutions consulting team spends several days on site. We conduct a kick-off meeting with your internal team, review company and survey objectives, discuss best practices in material handling and operations, review the distribution material flows, collect necessary data, and interview key personnel.
The site visit information is benchmarked against industry standards and alternative design concepts are developed. This is an iterative process, conducted in close collaboration with you for rapid feedback.
The estimated cost and benefits of each recommendation are quantified and compared. Economic feasibility is best understood in the context of competitive advantage.
Refine Concepts and Prepare Report
At the end of the one to two week Engineering Survey, Bastian Solutions compiles an engineering report consisting of our observations, any summary data collected, a complete description of the recommended solution, engineering drawings, budgetary costs and savings, and economic feasibility.
Bastian Solutions meets with your project team, management, and senior executives to present the survey results and determine the next steps going forward.