JD Gray Associates is a thirty year old manufacturing and warehouse productivity consulting firm specializing in direct labor controls, materials handling and product automation.
We are classical industrial engineers that can develop unit, hourly and daily output expectancies; production lines; labor reporting; industrial incentive systems; work-in-process conveyor systems, warehouse pick/pack systems.
Our specialization is in the semi-automation of assembly operations using precision indexing, synchronous, linear or rotary production lines (see photo) with or without work cell robotics. We perform the industrial engineering to customize the production line such as time study, line balancing, work station robotic design instruction and visual aids, manufacturing procedures and implementation.
We also perform a mechanization return-on-investment analysis prior to materials handling or automation equipment purchase to enable the client to view various payback scenarios. This analysis includes a thruput industrial engineering analysis, staffing critique, plant/departmental/work station layout, comparison of savings versus cost, equipment specifications/quotations/RFQ, consulting services and fixed fees. Once the analysis is performed we guarantee a first year payback on any manufacturing or warehouse systems we have recommended that are implemented by JD Gray associates.