SPN Consulting provides engineering consultancy services for process and mechanical engineering, project management and continuous improvement.
The company’s experienced team of engineers provide these high-quality services to clients, business partners and the manufacturing community, building long-lasting relationships. The engineering services are performed under its own V-Model Project Management framework.
SPN Consulting delivers various manufacturing projects using state-of-the-art technologies that meet the stringent requirements of the food processing industry.
Engineering services for food manufacturing facilities
SPN Consulting offers a wide range of innovative engineering services to the Australian manufacturing industry, including process and piping design, computational fluid dynamics (CFD) analysis, processing equipment installation and implementation of automation solutions and failure mode and effects analyses (FMEA).
In addition to providing 2D and 3D drafting, as well as documentation management, the company also ensures regulatory compliance, recruits personnel for projects and supports mechanical, electrical and plumbing contractors.
Project management for turnkey food processing projects
SPN Consulting’s experienced project managers and engineers help organise and implement turnkey food processing projects, ranging from concept design, to business case and capital expenditure (CapEx) creation, personal training and technical support.
The company supports the commissioning and testing of equipment; construction and installation of services and facilities; procurement of materials; and technical scoping.
It always follows its V-Model project management system approach.
Food plant optimisation and maintenance
SPN Consulting helps food manufacturers maintain high-performance levels by ensuring production plants are maintained and optimised. Its ‘5-why’ and ‘plan-do-check-act’ (PDCA) approaches to root cause analysis identifies potential issues and ensures processes are standardised and the standard of practice (SOP) is maintained.
The company also offers value stream mapping, time-in-motion studies, statistical process control (SPC) and statistical quality control (SQC) analysis, as well as countermeasure implementation and six sigma analysis.
SPN Consulting adds value for customers by having a systematic approach through collaboration with key stakeholders and cross-validation of its engineering design and project execution.
The company supports both large and small projects, ranging from $50,000 to $10m in various sectors of the Australian manufacturing industry. It has delivered projects for large dairy players Parmalat, Lactalis Group, Devondale MGC, and Warrnambool Cheese & Butter, as well as manufacturing companies such as Ingham’s Enterprises, Nestle, Kraft, Bega and Allied Pinnacle.
It ensures that projects stay on-budget and on-schedule by conducting consistent forward planning and stakeholder consultation, as well as preparing the client for project execution and ongoing functionality and reliability.
Optimising non-manufacturing environments in food plants
SPN Consulting optimises manufacturing processes in food plants using customised tools and techniques that increase efficiency and yield.
It also has the knowledge required to translate and apply these development techniques to non-manufacturing environments such as process gap analysis, workflow optimisation, office restructuring and relocation, waste reduction, logistics improvement, implementing quality systems and supply chain development.