Customer examples: accelerate operations

Lean supply chain for greater flexibility & lower costs

Challenge

  • Help a major international manufacturer to define and implement a comprehensive outsourcing strategy with a selected partner, based on agreed way of working

Where we helped

  • Identification of value-add per activity
  • Assessment of labor suppliers, and trade-offs between component and activity outsourcing
  • Development of seamless, integrated way of working
  • Cultural change and transformation from purchasing to supply management

Result

  • 10% cost reduction and higher customer satisfaction

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Optimization from sales to order fulfillment


Challenge

  • Improve end-to-end sales to order fulfillment performance for a global home electronics manufacturer, including setting up a completely new supply chain

Where we helped

  • Improved forecasting accuracy from 25% to 49% in 3 months
  • Reduction of inventory by 75% in 4 months
  • Creation and testing of ERP and warehouse management systems
  • Design of new ways of working; hiring and training new staff

Result

  • A new, efficient supply chain, with high performance Sales & Operations

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Lean transforms factory performance


Challenge

  • Improve the operational excellence of a major manufacturing site

Where we helped

  • Introduced lean practices in close cooperation with management and shop floor
  • Intensive training for management to be self-sufficient in lean
  • Establishment of “kaizen” teams on shop floor
  • Entire new factory hall built based on lean principles

Result

  • Gains of 20-30% in production efficiency, 40% in stock reduction, and 35% in factory throughput

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