Manufacturing | ERP Effectiveness

Confronted with rising material costs, increasing competition, and aging equipment, today’s manufacturers must focus on efficiency and long-term solutions to retain a competitive edge.

In addition to improved function, lower costs, and higher overall quality, consumers are increasingly dictating when their products are manufactured. In a pull production model, cycle time reduction — the process by which the time to perform manufacturing tasks is compressed — can provide significant cost savings and enable an organization to better meet customer expectations.

SITUATION
  • Client was in the middle of a “merger of equals” and simultaneously undertaking a transformation initiative, including enterprise resource planning implementation
  • Limited visibility to integration activities and risk drivers that were significantly increasing costs and eroding profit and accretive benefits
  • Needed to quickly stabilize and rely upon the ERP tool as the new foundation for operations
APPROACH
  • Executed comprehensive assessment on key business functions to identify root causes, cost reduction opportunities and process and capability gaps to complete the merger
  • Developed a detailed plan prioritized by leadership team to reduce risk areas and focus on capability development
  • Established a new business relationship management team, with associated internal and external roles, responsibilities and processes, and managed the change while the team developed working rhythm
BENEFIT
  • Improved visibility of the performance of the manufacturing facilities creating a proactive environment
  • New organizational structure significantly improved communication, developed integrated processes, and established new trust across business
  • Client stabilized the merger and built the capability to prioritize business risk issues, while developing the capacity to tackle return on investment initiatives

For More Information, please contact:   Steve Foster   |   720 341-5535   |   Email

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