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.
- 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
- 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
- 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
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