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  •  Productivity improvement—plant-wide:


     


    Approach and results

    Engagement objective
    Review the current management system, technology systems, and business processes across the organization to increase labor productivity and coordination between production departments.


    Approach
    Achieved objectives by:


    • Developing of performance metrics and identifying method of data collection in order to compile performance (leading and lagging indicators) on a weekly basis for each business function 
    • Creating production planning and controlling department to level-load production cells to increase throughput and identifying opportunities to increase capacity 
    • Developing and implementing an ongoing preventative maintenance program and schedule for all production equipment in each department in order to improve system reliability and minimize unplanned downtime

    Analysis and impact


    • Centralized production planning and inventory control for all operating divisions
    • Created an approach to sales volume forecasting
    • Developed an operations management system to help manage direct labour and raw materials

    Management system implementation

    • Developed new tools and procedures for resource planning and scheduling, target setting, and performance reporting
    • Provided formal and on-the-job training to front-line managers regarding process measurement, production line balancing and active supervision techniques
    • Established and implemented methodology to forecast (quarterly, monthly, weekly) and plan labour resources (by department, by production line)
    April 16, 2010