The client is a manufacturing plant for a global leader in the metal transformation industry— a company with an industrial presence in 30 countries and commercial activities around the world.
Meeting a mandate for more efficient production.
With increasing cost pressures from overseas competitors and a mandate from its headquarters to improve its production efficiency and customer fill rate, the plant’s management team sought a scheduling solution that would enable it to:
For assistance, the plant manager and production director turned to West Monroe Partners. West Monroe Partners offered expertise in planning and scheduling processes and technologies and production optimization. In addition, it had extensive experience designing and applying complex algorithms and decision-making tools.
From selection to successful implementation.
The West Monroe Partners project team applied its production and scheduling knowledge to help the plant design, select, and implement an appropriate solution for its needs. Key steps in this process included:
The project team utilized a robust project management approach, and it maintained open communication with the plant manager and other key stakeholders through regular status meetings and other forums. Together, these efforts helped keep the project on scope and on schedule for completion within five months.
More accurate, efficient scheduling.
With new scheduling tools and rules in place, the plant has experienced significant production improvements: