This unit of competency covers the evaluation of plant, facilities, services, labour and skills distribution used for manufacturing processes against defined process performance parameters. It includes the evaluation and assessment of plant layout and material flows for efficient manufacturability of product and maintainability of the plant and process.
This unit applies to manufacturing processes for products, machinery, tools or components for structures. Evaluations may be required for a variety of reasons, including assessing impact of proposals for new products or investigating potential change in processes to meet regulatory, sustainability or efficiency requirements. Efficiency evaluations are based on lean systems and techniques. Where more in-depth training in lean systems and techniques is required relevant competitive systems and practices units should be selected.
The unit is suitable for people working as, supervisors, technicians, and design draftspersons and those pursuing manufacturing, engineering or related technical qualifications and careers.