IMAS provides a wide range of consulting practices that will enable your organization to improve quality, workflow, and information processes.
Business Process Mapping
IMAS has been mapping business procedures for 15 years. Whether you are creating a new business practice, function, or strategy, we have a developed methodology based on a practical and visual approach to mapping business processes. These include relationships between business processes, the resources that are utilized by these processes, and the business drivers that affect the decisions concerning which practice is appropriate for each business condition.
Time Compression Management
In today’s world most businesses are attempting to shorten the time that it takes from the development of a product through commercialization to production. IMAS provides a methodology that allows you to review the efficiencies of your product development processes, and helps you compress the time from product conception to delivery in the market place.
Many tasks in a company have redundant procedures, in-ordinate time delays, and unnecessary quality requirements. IMAS provides business, engineering and quality expertise to observe work being performed, and the control mechanisms applied to that work. We then develop alternative tasks that provide an improved utilization of resources throughout your enterprise.
Business processes are usually performed across both geographical and functional areas. With companies downsizing, there are fewer resources to complete work processes within the business environment. IMAS provides a methodology to improve and optimize the flow of work between personnel and functional groups.
IMAS has compiled an extensive database of quality surveys performed at both large and small companies. Using this historical data as well as company specific surveys and interviews we will analyze the quality systems, organization, and business practices of your company. We can then recommend and help implement the enhancements that will improve your quality business processes.
Information Storage Studies
IMAS recognizes that a tremendous amount of data is stored within information systems but unavailable to users. We have developed a methodology that reviews and analyzes your information systems in terms of organization, navigation, flow, and quality. We can then ascertain you have the optimal system requirements to access and utilize this information to improve the running of your business.
Information Utilization Practice
IMAS not only analyzes your information systems, but we can provide you with the best tools and training to utilize this information as a competitive business asset.
One of our tools is our vast quality benchmarking library. This library of companies we have reviewed includes sales, marketing, distribution, production, quality, and systems information. In addition, IMAS has been involved with Total Quality Management and ISO9000 practices since 1975, including the integration of TQM into the business process.
With both engineering and production expertise, IMAS will review your manufacturing operations and the utilization of resources. Our experts will provide alternative manufacturing strategies and processes that will enable you to create a better product, AND improve materials logistic systems, thus creating a value added production process.
Product Development Optimization
IMAS has expertise in product and packaging development. We are allied with many companies that provide outsourcing for R&D, facilities, and personnel. In addition, we have in-house personnel that are proficient in product development, prototyping, basic sciences, and pilot plant operations.
Many companies have strong R&D and manufacturing systems, but excessive time to market because of difficulties in commercializing the R&D prototype. IMAS has the engineering and commercialization expertise to minimize this time to market.
Custom Software Design and Development
IMAS employs a programming staff that has comprehensive
design and development experience in conjunction with
software solution consulting expertise. In addition
to customizing Xspec to meet individual company requirements,
the IMAS programming staff has created software solutions
for general business use as well as specific industry
applications. IMAS disciplines range from CASE Tools
to Object Oriented technologies.