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.
- Multi-billion dollar construction services and manufacturing company operating throughout the U.S. with both business-to-business and retail operations
- Client faced challenges from weak real estate market, in addition to challenges integrating legacy corporate systems
- Corporate enterprise resource planning had been implemented, but the client faced challenges due to non-standard business practices and an undefined approach for reviewing and improving processes
- Developed a structured approach using Six Sigma principles to better understand the root cause of problem areas
- Created standardized stakeholder engagement strategies (workshops, facilitated sessions, and interviews) to better understand the problems, needs, and opportunities that the company was facing in the marketplace
- Utilized quantitative measurement strategies and prioritization tactics to better align optimization and improvement efforts with the corporate strategy
- Workshops and facilitated sessions documented short-term wins, delivering time savings and employee satisfaction improvements within two months
- Identified and developed business requirements for stakeholder-prioritized process improvement initiatives, including quantifying benefits and resource requirements
- Established roadmaps for high-impact, low-effort process changes to improve headquarters-to-field interaction and reduce non-compliance in high-risk business areas
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