Our Client, BVT Surface Fleet (BAE Systems/ VT Group), asked JBA to support their production teams to meet a crucial milestone payment of £21 million. Using a combination of project planning processes and effective daily management techniques enabled the production teams to meet their contractual financial Milestones.
BVT had a contract to deliver 6 Ocean Patrol Vessel (OPV) Warships, three for one customer and three for another, both of a different design. The first of class ship had not met any of the expected build milestones due to customer changes and late engineering design. As production time was subsequently reduced the decision was made to introduce different levels of planning with progress charts against each activity with clear escalation routes to and from all the support areas within the business. It was immediately apparent that there were no detailed or cohesive plans for communication paths, resulting in all the different production departments working together and failing to meet milestone deliverables.
"JBA achieved a reduction in planned and unplanned work hours between ship1 and ship2 in the structures area of 40-50% as opposed to the business expectation of 25%. this reduced the production time from 7 weeks to 4 weeks bringing the milestone payment back on schedule"
Head of Production Engineering, BVT Surface Fleet
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.
Instant online Appiontment