Please take the time to familiarize yourself with these four examples of
AKMC approach and results when with working with clients

 

 

Entropy Busters™ Strategy Execution and Support

Opportunity: A $6B international corporation needed Entropy Buster Strategy Execution and Support. Supply Chain Leadership needed to be refocused to understand what “Good” looks like.

Approach: Led stabilization of the organization during crisis period. Established a materials management cadence: implemented staff meetings, one-to-one meetings, daily SQDC/visual management reviews and materials shift change hand-offs. Increased materials team engagement and urgency with production team, increased team’s shop floor presence, co-located materials manager with materials team, established meaningful KPI’s, engaged the materials team in a Gemba process.

Results: Established a future state model on operational excellence. Increased Materials Team engagement and focus. Improved on-time delivery to 99.5% and supplier deliver performance by 88%. Reduced premium freight by 87% and negative inventory 93%.

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Execution and Coaching

Opportunity: A rapidly growing international $300M capital equipment manufacture underestimated the potential for aftermarket spare parts sales.

Approach: Developed and implemented a forecasting tool and safety stock model. In addition to establishing a Sales and Operations Planning meeting.

Results: Strategically strengthened planning and execution. Aligned Marketing promotions with Operations. Increased aftermarket parts availability; increasing customer confidence and high margin component sales.

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Strategy Development

Opportunity: A $26B international corporation needed Entropy Buster Strategy Execution and Support. The Maintenance organization of the corporate flag ship location lost its “true” north compass setting, negativity impacting site performance.

Approach: Developed and implemented a 5-point plan; Training and development, Visual daily management/employee engagement, organization gaps and design, Entropy Busting ERP data and application, and addressing inadequate work space and stores.

Results: Engaged Team, reduced unplanned machine downtime, reduced maintenance and supply expenses, and increased facility operational performance.

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Entropy Busters™ Strategy and Coaching

Opportunity: An international $350M capital equipment manufacture was underperforming on customer service while maintaining higher than expected inventory levels.

Approach: Led Supply Chain, Operations and Finance Core Team members through a detailed process assessment. Identified five areas to complete pilot improvement projects; 1. Aligned purchasing, planning and operations creating manufacturing schedules, 2. Improving planning policies, 3. Utilization of integrated suppliers for last 1% of purchases that accounts from 48% of complexity, 4. Material flow and 5. Entropy Buster Visual Daily Management to ERP data.

Results: Highly improved synergy among team members, understanding Red is good, step functional improvements to; stockouts, material availability to demand, operations efficiency & utilization, and maintaining inventory performance.

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