The Situation

A Swedish Tier 1 supplier needed to restructure its supply chain in order to stay competitive. As part of the restructuring program, its German plant had to be downsized and parts of the production moved to other sites.

To lead the program the CEO decided to use an external management company.

The Solution

The client asked a WIL Group member to put in place a Plant Manager specifically tasked to:

Build a strong management team

Instil motivation, commitment and responsibility among all employees encouraging proactive and continuous improvement

Down-size by moving specific processes to other sites and reducing the corresponding complexity costs

Introduce 3-shift operations (as agreed with unions) to increase asset productivity

Secure a sufficient number of voluntary departures of employees in the 53 to 63 year old category

The Result

An operating team and an efficient daily work process were developed.

The majority of the agreed goals were successfully achieved.

The stock was reduced by 1,2 million EUR within four months, whilst delivery performance was enhanced.

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