In today’s ever-evolving industrial landscape, uncertainty and change are inevitable. Evolving technology, processes, equipment, and regulations at the forefront of operations professionals minds. How an organization prepares and plans for change can be crucial to organizational success.
Building enterprise resilience, driving transformation, and capital budgeting are all areas of which organizations should invest across their enterprise. At Gray Solutions, our team of experts are able assist to plan, develop, and uphold organizational goals, and the financial impact it can have on your business.
Gray Solutions Planning services help customers define the specialized requirements and activities needed to achieve their project goals. While each engagement is unique, our approach typically involves a long-term partnership that involves assisting our customers with validation and development of new product and process ideas, new and existing facility upgrades, and realization of greater production efficiencies.
- Master Planning
- Feasibility studies
- Site development studies
Our projects begin with front-end loading, which could include analysis, capital budgeting, and any number of feasibility studies tailored to your needs. During this pre-conceptual design phase, our team models potential outcomes and guides you through a stage-gate process to identify your requirements for throughput, labor, equipment, logistics, and any associated cost implications.
- FEL/FEED Studies
- Capital Budgeting
- Feasibility Studies
From total cost of ownership analysis and scale-up planning, to establishing both pilot-plant strategies and CapEx/OpEx cost estimates, Gray Solutions offers planning and strategy expertise founded in an operations first mindset, built to support business plans, validate venture funding, and justify automation investments.
- Total Cost of Ownership analysis
- Make vs Co-manufacture
- Establish pilot plant strategies
- Scale-up planning
- Establish CapEX and OpEx costs
- Capital vs Expense Analysis
Champion Petfoods Inc. is a worldwide leader in producing high quality, award-winning dog and cat foods. For the customer’s modern kitchen facilities, Champion partnered with Gray Solutions for a wide range of services, including system design, automation & controls, and process network architecture.
Gray was selected to design and build a bourbon distillery and dried grain facility in Lebanon, KY, for Diageo, the world’s largest spirits producer. Leveraging its deep industry experience and resources, the Gray family of brands integrated complete turnkey solutions for the project.
Gray partnered with Petsource by Scoular—a 127-year-old company with a focus on global distribution of grain, feed ingredients, and food ingredients—on the company’s first manufacturing venture into pet food. The customer selected Gray to provide fully integrated services for a greenfield facility in Seward, Nebraska, that produces high quality freeze-dried pet food ingredients.
Gray Solutions is a Gray company.
Formed in 2018, Gray Solutions is a leader in automation and process integration for customers in Food & Beverage. As a part of the Gray family of brands, we continue to creatively address customer challenges in projects small to large. Whether you need a simple modification or a new facility, our services will increase efficiencies in your system through the power of data and information technology.