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Case Study Examples

 

Process standardization, time-study, assembly line balancing and increase of      throughput capacity click for details

 

Mapping of the design and investigative processes click for details

 

Improving operational efficiency and bottom-line performance click for details

 

Capacity building for managing internal projects click for details

 

Large discrepancies in inventoried parts and sub-assemblies causing major      disruptions to flow and more click for details

 

Streamlining flow of information affecting material flow, quality and timeliness of      project deliverables click for details

 

Improving operational efficiency and throughput capacity click for details

 

Six-sigma project to improve the efficiency of program registration processes

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► Counting, measurement and accuracy of pipeline inventory with dynamic      characteristics click for details

 

 

 

 

Process standardization, time-study, assembly line balancing and increase of throughput capacity

 

Our contribution

● Facilitated brainstorming workshops and developed assembly process map

● Provided guidelines, forms and training for the staff to collect cycle time data

● Analyzed actual cycle time data and created initial time standards

● Highlighted assembly steps that are obvious candidates for scrutiny and method improvement

● Conducted takt time analysis for various scenarios and production capacity levels

● Demonstrated options to increase throughput by minor adjustments in use of resources

● Provided a methodology and templates for bottle-neck-free capacity planning 

● Provided the information basis for management to evaluate throughput increase options

● Offered recommendations in regards to further improvement measure for the near future

 

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Mapping of the design and investigative processes

 

Our contribution

● Trained the staff on the principles, conventions, steps, use and maintenance of process maps

● Facilitated workshops to coach the trained staff into developing two key process maps 

● Reviewed process maps developed by the trained staff and provided suggestions to improve

 

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Improving operational efficiency and bottom-line performance

 

Our contribution

● Conducted a high level assessment to pin point operational improvement opportunities

● Recommended of a roadmap to continuous improvement

● Provided instructions and guidelines to carry out physical inventory count

● Analyzed and presented inventory count data and measured tightness of control

● Assisted in forming a special task force to solve inventory parts control issues

● Facilitated a brain storming session for root-cause analysis of inventory issues

● Contributed own experience and industry best practices to the solution finding process

● Drafted a corrective action plan to improve on the level of parts inventory control

● Assisted management in monitoring the deployment of the corrective action plan

● Designed a sampling plan to monitor the performance of corrected inventory control process

● Facilitated the training, initiation and launch of a company-wide 5S program

 

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Capacity building for managing internal projects

 

Our contribution

● Conducted research and interviews to establish current training needs of BC manufacturers

● Compiled high-impact course material and designed interactive training workshops 

● Presented several workshops across BC with over 60 participants from various businesses

 

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Large discrepancies in inventoried parts and sub-assemblies causing major disruptions to flow and more

 

Our contribution

● Investigated affected processes and assisted the client to define the problem, operationally

● Formed a cross-functional task force to address and resolve the issue at hand

● Facilitated a one-day brainstorming event to determine/analyze root-causes and craft solutions

● Contributed personal experience and industry best practices to the solution process

● Drafted a corrective action plan for implementation.

 

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Streamlining flow of information affecting material flow, quality and timeliness of project deliverables

 

Our contribution:

● Reviewed current methods and practices from along the value stream

● Identified current and ideal hand-off points and requirements

● Designed a project-focused organization of work of upstream processes

● Consolidated work into a new function with an overarching project responsibility

● Proposed division of responsibility into four key functional areas

● Created job descriptions for all positions in the project management and detailing functions

● Developed a charter for a newly established project review board

● Developed process map and supporting documentation for upstream processes

● Developed WBS templates to cover the execution of projects from contract to erection

● Coached management and staff into implementation of the new organization

● Recommended an action plan, including capacity building measures, for further improvement

 

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Improving operational efficiency and throughput capacity

 

Our contribution

● Conducted a thorough assessment of the current state of the business operations

● Provided a structured roadmap for incremental improvements of the operations

● The roadmap also included considerations for product design review and capacity expansion

 

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Six-sigma project to improve the efficiency of program registration processes

 

Our contribution

● Active participation in the Define-Measure-Analyze-Improve-Control phases

● On-site measurement of the affected processes in their current state

● Process mapping and bottleneck identification

● Brainstorming and application of modern problem-solving techniques

● Solution outlining, implementation and troubleshooting

 

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Counting, measurement and accuracy of pipeline inventory with dynamic characteristics

 

Our contribution

● Developed appropriate metrics to measure inventory in multiple locations

● Established basis for multi-stage product valuation, progressively along the value stream

● Created cross-functional taskforce and facilitated problem solving 

● Exposed and treated problem root causes, companywide

● Counted pipeline inventory with no work interruption

● Captured lessons-learned to design repeatable procedures

● Measured and benchmarked performance rates of key processes

● Standardized critical-to-quality processes 

● Identified opportunities for quick-gain improvements

● Authored repeatable standard operating procedures (SOP)

● Streamlined technical parameters impacting  accuracy

 

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