Production System Design & Delivery

Key to the delivery of efficient manufacturing operation across even the most complex global footprint is a Production System that:

  • Delivers Standard ways of working
  • Uses lean and six-sigma principles intelligently to give efficiency and agility
  • Drives an empowered workforce to deliver continuous improvement

In summary, an effective Production System ensures you “do the right things” and not simply “do things right”.

Using our structured Production System Design approach, we will create a single objective understanding of the strengths and limitations of each site, identifying internal best practice through:

  • Structured Lean Audits
  • Flow Schematics/VSM/Process mapping
  • Digital twins of material, product and information flow
  • Cultural review and how KPI’s are driving performance and behaviours
  • Structured interviews to ensure all perspectives are understood

We set this in the wider context of your Operating Model, unless this is already clearly defined, by using appropriate elements of our Operating Model approach such as analysis of:

  • Inventory Deployment
  • Demand Segmentation
  • Demand / Supply Planning processes
  • S&OP/IBP disciplines
  • Systems deployment and use

This will inform the critical elements of the Production System appropriate to environment, manufacturing processes and culture. Working collaboratively with you we will iteratively define and agree the Production system, the hard and soft benefits it delivers and a road map for delivery

One of our core principles is “we will never design an approach that we wouldn’t implement and operate ourselves”. Therefore, we will be on hand as your implementation partner to plan and support your implementation.

Tim provided us with a clear vision and were excellent in their support in turning the vision into a robust, well-managed project plan for improvement. This programme of activity has significantly improved the service we provide to our customers and the guidance and support Tim and his Team were critical in delivering this.

Andy Peake

Global Manager, Supply Chain Service Business, Edwards Vacuum Services