Integrated Solutions

Our Integrated Solutions couples our exceptional engineers, smart factory specialists, and supply chain experts to deliver clients solutions that focus on accelerating their business.  Integrated Solutions recognizes that solutions often require breaking down silos with cross-functional solutions that look across the entire business operation to ensure that information, materials, and products flow seamlessly from concept to customer.

Prototype to Production Solutions

Using our engineering expertise coupled with our smart factory specialists, we help clients Innovate new products that are both cutting edge in their market but designed for smart manufacturability in a purpose designed and built smart factory.  By including engineering and smart manufacturing early, you can significantly improve design solutions, reduce time to market, create highly efficient production solutions, and ensure loyal customers.  You own the IP, we just help develop it with your team.  We help you innovate and create.

Our Prototype to Production Solutions help clients develop high-end audio solutions here on earth as well as global satellite networks.  It is a diverse capability that keeps our engineers engaged on bringing simplified approaches to solving complex, often highly integrated solutions.  It doesn’t always take a rocket scientist, but it sure doesn’t hurt to have a couple working side-by-side your team to bounce ideas and skip iterations to get to solutions faster.

Supplier Development and Supply Chain Re-Alignment

There are many lessons as a result of the 2020 COVID-19 crisis, but one that is very clear is the criticality of your supply chain.  Whether you are a country or a company, you are only as good as your worst critical supplier.

That is why CREAN Integrates our Engineering Services and Smart Factory Transformations services to deliver best in class support to you to make your supply chain robust and integrated into your customer solutions.

Some of the key steps toward a robust supply chain include:

Supply Chain Risk Assessment
This includes assessing past performance and future risks across a matrix of critical factors that identify those risks which if not mitigated could have substantive impact on your ability to dominate in your market.  Our supply chain experts coupled with engineering and manufacturing expertise use a proven risk assessment methodology and framework that we customize to your business.

Critical Supplier Review & Development
Our third-party review of your critical suppliers brings value to both you and your most important suppliers.  After working with your team to identify the key measures of success  to customize our review framework, we work with your suppliers to ensure tight collaboration and ensure that their capacity, capabilities, and communication is aligned with your mutual goals.  Our results from our Critical Supplier Development typically leads to significantly improved supplier quality, delivery, and cost.  Both parties save significant money, which both strengthens the position of both companies and improves collaboration.  After all, don’t you prefer to work with those customers that make you the most money?

Supply Chain Alignment
Let us help you identify the right suppliers for your business.  Often overseas suppliers are not the best answer or perhaps should be only part of your solution.  Sole sources of critical supplies may need to be realigned to include multiple sources.  Is the entire impact and cost of your supplier choices fully booked into the cost and impact on your business?  Would a local supplier collaboration result in faster deliveries, lower inventory costs, improved logistics, rapid customization or configuration to meet customer needs, or even lower production costs?  Our experienced outside perspective helps clients align their supply chain strategy with their forward-looking business strategy.

Vertical Integration
Sometimes the right answer is not found outside the company, but rather inside.  When the right answer is not to outsource but rather to insource, we can help stand up an hybrid organization from your organization and our engineering and manufacturing teams to develop the in-house capability, validate the engineering, production, information systems, and customer response before you fill out your entire team.  Once validated, clients backfill those roles we have stood up and move to a full-rate implementation. It is a low-cost way, to work out complete solutions, something like rent before you buy.

- Leading Aerospace Company

“Several difficult issues arose and CREAN quickly brought in additional personnel on an ad-hoc basis with the expertise to define a solution and the technical gravitas to convince the customer it was the right approach.”

- Leading Aerospace Company

“Your support is outstanding.  We have super smart engineers, but your 30 years of experience and helping us just a few hours a week in paint & coatings saved us a year or two of missteps or even a mission-ending thermal problem.   Thank you so much for continuing to lend your experience.”

- Leading Aerospace Company

“This relationship is great.  CREAN people aren’t just filling important gaps, but their mentoring of our engineers is outstanding for them and our group long term.  Thank you.  We have some other areas where we think you could help us….”

- Chief Financial Officer

“CREAN’s improvements eliminated 81% of our overtime. That means a 3% bump up in profits and a 250% ROI on our investment in CREAN. I can’t get that ROI anywhere else, that’s for sure!”

- General Manager

“We trust CREAN because they aren’t talkers, they are doers.  They are hands-on and they deliver measurable results.”

- Director NASA / Commercial Programs

“In all aspects of the engagement; engineering, operations, test and programmatic elements, CREAN made sure to educate and train our team.  In the end, the engagement with CREAN wasn’t seen as an expense, it was an investment with recurring dividends.”

- Vice President of Operations

“I got you this bottle of 12-year old scotch.  You had such a positive impact here, I can’t thank you enough.”

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