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DEMERS MANUFACTURING PROCESS

Ours is a detailed manufacturing process designed to produce efficiently, deliver on time and ensure quality, based on a solid corporate mission: To build innovative ambulances that DELIVER on customer expectations and assist them in saving lives.

Demers Ambulances has a state-of-the-art, automotive-style horizontally integrated production facility with a continuous flow production process using 16 assembly stations plus others for quality control. It has an annual capacity of approximately 1500 units. Based on world‐class manufacturing principles, Demers Ambulances applies a strict and documented manufacturing process.

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Continuous flow assembly
  • Ability to produce large quantity orders in a short time frame
  • Production pace can be adapted depending on orders and products being produced ‐ typical production pace is between 3 and 5 hours per station
  • Automotive style assembly line ‐ Kanban supported
  • Capability of doubling up the line (two vehicles at a time at each station)
  • Allows for a faster learning curve for new products
  • Allows for quicker implementation of our Continuous Improvement Program and Quality Assurance
1. Horizontally integrated
production system
  • Demers focuses on final assembly and quality of finished product
  • We use suppliers with a pure manufacturing focus to optimize costs and delivery
  • A minimum of 2 suppliers per commodity is used to ensure delivery
  • Demers retains in‐house manufacturing capabilities for special‐order parts
  • "Catalogue" parts are purchased from reputable suppliers
2. Continuous Improvement
Program
  • Each task for production employees is well defined and outlined with work instructions and assembly guidelines
  • Employees are required to follow our ongoing training program which is coordinated by the Quality Assurance Department
  • Feedback from the inspection process is quickly transmitted back to the production line to correct any non‐conformity
  • Production stations undergo quality audits as well as re‐organization or work stations using the 5S principles: Sort, Set in order, Shiny‐clean, Standardized cleanup, Sustained discipline
3. Quality Control Program
  • Final inspection of vehicles is a thorough review of the product, including tests and measures
  • Complete ambulance inspection: discrepancies are noted, corrected and communicated for continuous improvement
  • Ambulance checklists are completed: CMVSS documents apposed as well as any related certification
  • Documents are filed and kept for 10 years
Double Assembly Line Production Flow KanBan Supported Assembly Line Module Fabrication Supply Management Supply Management Continuous Improvement Program - Documentation Continuous Improvement Program – Clean Plant Quality Control Program - Inspection Manufacturing Meeting every morning

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