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What is unique about TII ?
TECHNOVATIONS INTERNATIONAL, INC. (TII) , is a PERFORMANCE
BASED research and innovation company. TII specializes in developing,
improving and providing metallurgical and engineering solutions to enhance
manufacturing efficiencies. TII
focusses its effort to reduce the cost of manufacturing and enhance the
value of the products manufactured at TII's customers'
What are some of the special services offered by
TII offers a service called The Resource
Planning & Management Partnership. This is a low risk and high returns
strategy. Innovations in better resource utilization reduces manufacturing
costs and increases productivity. This provides immediate results to the
bottom line of TII's Partner.
TII has developed an innovative multimedia based interactive system to provide plant specific interactive instructions, standard and best operating practices. Knowledge and experience based technical instructions enable operators, shop floor supervisors and other workforce to work more efficiently in process & quality control, maintenance, safety & health, environmental management and manage resources for better cost control. The dissemination of knowledge, information, and data ensures that the workforce is able to understand and execute the standard and best operating practices efficiently.
Why focus on resources and manufacturing
Cost of resources represent a significant portion of the
controllable costs of most organizations. More efficient resource
utilization with higher efficiency has a direct and positive impact on
bottom line. Resource cost reduction is an important step towards the goal
of an efficient manufacturing organization.
Why should a company work with TII?
Managing an organization in a highly competitive world
requires strategic alliances with expert organizations, that can focus on
important issues like productivity, quality and resources. The Associates of TII have decades of experience which can be leveraged by the management of the manufacturing company.
How does Partnering with TII work?
TII begins its Partnership by setting goals which are of
strategic importance to its Partner. For example, for reducing manufacturing
costs with a savings in the range of 10 to 25%, TII analyzes the
manufacturing processes, using its expertise in information management,
statistical analysis and mathematical modeling. TII identifies various options and
implements the selected management & operational strategies by undertaking
projects to meet these goals.
addresses efficient resource utilization and savings strategies with
engineering, financial, workforce development and management perspective. As the successful
projects generate savings, TII gets compensated by the savings from improvements on an
agreed ratio for three to five years. TII pays for some of the project
expenses from its share of the savings. The result is a low risk high
return strategy since TII's Partner retains all the savings after the
project is complete,
What are the common elements essential for a
successful Partnership program?
TII's methodology in achieving resource optimization and
manufacturing cost reduction has evolved over many years, based on TII
clients' diverse needs. Successful implementation requires a team
approach; built on a spirit of trust, respect and sharing information to
attain the goals.
What is the specific role of TII?
During the duration of project execution, the role and
responsibility of TII will be:
- Generate and provide accurate information for knowledge
based decision making and accurate data to evaluate strategies for
efficient resource optimization and improvements in manufacturing
efficiency. TII provides real time information that
enables immediate response capability to operating practices. This
enables the Partnership to continuously monitor and improve
manufacturing performance, reduce maintenance costs, improve quality,
reduce emissions and pollution, increase component life, increase
productivity and profitability.
- TII believes that a knowledgeable and well-informed workforce is an intangible asset that enables businesses to increase efficiency and ensures better use of resources to meet the specific requirements of customers.
TII provides training for operating and supporting staff of its
Partners to meet the goals,
- TII involves its Partner's personnel in identifying and/or
developing innovative technology, applies information technology,
mathematical simulation modeling, process optimization & control
techniques and total quality management (TQM) methods to the critical
manufacturing cost centers.
What some of Accomplishments of TII's Associates?
Following is a list of projects with substantial long-term
cost reductions, which were completed by TII experts.
- Developed novel thermal spray coating for reducing dross pick up in continuous galvanizing.
- Developed multi-media based interactive training modules for hot dip galvanizing for International Zinc Association.
- Introduced the concept of total thermal solutions for the management of furnaces for heating and heat treatment at
Special Metals Corporation Huntington WV.
- Introduced a computer based system for accelerated tempering
of steel plates in roller hearth furnace. Lukens Inc. Coatesville PA.
- Increased the productivity of annealing, tempering and stress
relief of plates in car bottom furnaces by computer simulation and on
line control . Lukens Inc., Conshohoken PA.
- Increased the productivity of soaking pits for heating alloy
and carbon steel ingots and slabs, stainless steel slabs and titanium
ingots based on mathematical simulation of the heating process and
metallurgical variables. Bethlehem Lukens Plate, Coatesville PA.
- Designed and implemented a mathematical model for continuous
annealing of hot rolled and cold rolled stainless strip. Integrated
the models with level 1.5 control system. Washington Stainless Steel,
Washington PA and L Massillon Ohio.
- Reduced heat treatment time for tool steels by developing
improved practices and incorporating the algorithms on level II
process control. Lukens Inc., Conshohoken PA.
- Developed and implemented a roll management system for a
reversing rolling mill. Washington Stainless Steel, Massilon
- Developed a level II mathematical model for continuous
annealing of stainless strip using Runge-Kutta method. Washington
Stainless Steel, Washington PA and Massillon Ohio.
- Developed and marketed innovative applications of surface
coatings based on electrospark sputtering deposition to enhance life
of work holding and cutting tools. Testing Laboratories and Screw
- Designed an advanced foundry for stainless, alloy and carbon
steels. ABB Tool, Parwanoo, HP India.