Our Client a major first tier automotive Supplier were suffering from poor on time delivery and quality in their 2nd tier supplier. This ongoing problem resulted in high levels of rework, cost and poor on time delivery to our OEM Customer. JBA were asked to facilitate a Practical Problem Solving workshop to help solve the issues, which resulted in a cost avoidance of £250.000 pa.
Over time, supplier conformance issues had resulted in severe production disruption for both our client the 1st tier Supplier and their prestigious OEM.
As the problems within the supply chain had not been resolved there was severe disruption to the business. High levels of rework and scrap at nearly 50% yield combined with emergency shipping costs, non conformance costs at £75.00 per non conformance, with a lack of on site customer containment actions.
"The assessment showed how much potential there was to achieve, major cost benefits and how the lean principles would support the changes which were realistic and achievable, sometimes it just takes fresh eyes to see the potential."
JBA achieved a reduction in planned and unplanned work hours between ship 1 and ship 2 in the structures area of 40-45% as opposed to the business expectations of 25%. This reduced the production time from 7 weeks to 4 weeks bringing the milestone payment back on schedule.
JBA set up a modern, state-of-the-art control centre that coordinated our response to incidents in service, failures and provided a route to short-term mitigations and long-term solutions to prevent re-occurrence. We also for once had a real time visibility of our resources and the competence of staff.
With the assistance of JBA, we managed to resolve recurring issues, resulting in reducing financial penalties to our customers by 3.6 million year on year.
Having the knowledge of what to do should a risk occur, as opposed to losing valuable time in crisis management proved invaluable in ensuring the Program was delivered on time and to budget - a fantastic system which we will continue to use.
The results go to show that JBA achieved their project brief very successfully...Excellent communication and involvement throughout the process.
In my 35 years of working for New York City Transit, JBA are the first consultants who truly understood our business, implemented real change and delivered sustainable results.
JBA were a valuable part of 2008 Formula 1 World Championship winning team.
The railway operator set a deadline to find a solution within 3 months. The solution was identified and implemented on the fleet within 6 weeks. JBA were able to integrate technical and organisational expertise to exceed customer expectations.
History in words
Initially to provide hands-on consultancy services primarily within the rail industry, the primary clients being London Underground (LUL), Network Rail, Metro trains Melbourne, Sydney Trains, Bombardier Transportation, Metronet Rail, BVT Surface Fleet and BAE Surface Ships , where a variety of roles were undertaken from interim operation management, supply chain management, engineering management to COO and Vice President of Operations Performance.
Currently JBA are working with various Rail Organizations in the US to devise methods of consultant support to improve their business performance. JBA Change Management Corporation (North America) was set up June 2017 to establish a firm base for all contracts in the US going forward and to provide a presence in the North American market.
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