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Automotive Sector – Direction of a Production site & Transfer of Activity

Automotive Sector – Direction of a Production site & Transfer of Activity

 

Context

  • International automotive equipment supplier, £440m turnover
  • A site experiencing cash flow difficulty, threatened with closure

Issues

  • Imperative transfer of the production to another site prior to the launch of a new range of products
  • Social tensions and customer service issues at the original site

Solutions

  • Take charge of the operations and improve performance at the site – reduce emergency deliveries, eliminate a night shift, etc.
  • Project manage the transfer of operations and the launch of new products, including training of the production teams

Duration

9 months

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Results

  • Improved productivity following transfer of the activity to the new site
  • Return to profit following the reorganization and increased focus on Lean
  • Improved customer satisfaction

Key success factors 

  • Lean manufacturing skills of the Project Manager
  • Commitment to the success of the project by the site management
  • Support from Club Delville for cash optimization