Manufacturing is often a starting point in a major transformation process, as it clearly influences the overall profitability of any production site. Through structured focussing on the underlying processes and it's bottlenecks we create an image of the improvement potential.
Commonly we find:
- lack of goal setting
- inadequate management control structures
- out-of-date organisational structures and unclear roles and responsibilities
- inadequate skills and capabilities to perform the required tasks
- unbalanced stock levels
- unbalanced line-speeds
- poorly motivated employees
By establishing improved factory layouts, clearer organisational structures and the accompanying roles and responsibilities, the means to better control the workprocesses at hand, and coach your employees to a skills level in agreement with the strategically required capabilities we enable your organisation to realise it's full value.
As a consequence of increased demands on the Maintenance department by production, the need to align requirements between the two arises. This re-alignment is necessary to ensure future asset utilisation improvement initiatives.
When production has become a more stable environment with predictable outcomes, through the use of better equiped production personnel, and a more structured approach to maintenance, it is time to start tweaking the Supply Chain.
Again through systematic analysis, an image of the current reality is drafted. Comparing this picure to best in class, a 'gap' is identified. A step by step milestone plan takes us from where we are today to where we want to go tomorrow.
The above mentioned approach results in a more responsive organisation. Where fire-fighting used to be the norm, now the capacity to respond to calamities, without disturbing all processes and employees, is creating an atmosphere of rest, but in actual fact getting more done. Employees understanding their role & responisibilities, equiped with the required skillsset, will respond more adequatly to all sorts of day to day operational challenges, thereby adding more value to your company.
All interventions are designed to be sustainable & substantial. Results of EBIT+ designed interventions have been:
- reductions in operating cost;
- lower headcount directs and indirects
- better utilisation of assets;
- lower working capital requirements;
- postponement of investments;
- higher customer satisfaction through improved order fill rates;
- significantly lower stocklevels;
- increased machine utilisation;
- higher productivity
- lower total cost of ownership of machine equipment;
- better factory planning;
- better motivated employees;
- shorter order lead times;
- rationalised product ranges;
- improved wharehouse utilisation;
- improved stock reliability.
In general leading to a substantial growth of your bottom line results.