An automotive supplier keen to create the right conditions for a great improvement in supply chain performances for its metallurgical, machining and assembly plants

Approach


Conduct of a Supply Chain skills development program for managers, notably thanks to a serious game:

  • Deployment of the APICS (Association for Operations Management) approach to align the whole organization on common vocabulary and processes worldwide

  • Utilization of a "serious game" (Fresh Connection) whose purpose is to increase company profits by better managing the Supply Chain (Purchasing ,Procurement, Warhouses management, Production management, Customer Supply management,...)

2 training cycles in 25 countries: the 5 Supply Chain Regional Directorates (3 days), then the Steering Committee of the 40 plants (2days)

 

Results

  • Personnalized support for the customers, based on principles, processes and vocabulary of APICS: APICS dictionary distribution to all participants and exploitation during training to make it the reference book for all the management team

  • Utilization of a "serious game" in several rounds allowing to emphasize various aspects: the importance of the S&OP preparation, the importance of aligning actions with strategy, the financial impact of decisions ..

  • Many "break outs" for work group

  • Full Lean Manufacturing integration  in the approach

  • Pilots training with the consultants' high presence to ensure the internal teams coaching and training means for the following courses in the plants

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Marris Consulting is an industry consulting and training company specialized in the Theory of Constraints (ToC) and Critical Chain Project Management. We focus on improving the performance of manufacturing and process industries by using Constraints Management combined with Lean and Six Sigma. To boost project performance, we also use Critical Chain Project Management (CCPM), which we sometimes combine with Lean Engineering. Our 2-day performance audits, our performance consulting services and our project management, Lean & ToC training by our industry consultants offer a wide range of solutions to help our clients around the world reach the highest possible levels of performance.

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