Our Client BVT (BAE VOSPER THORNEYCROFT) asked JBA to support their Procurement and Supply Chain functions to deliver cost reduction targets to meet the business objectives of BVT and make a significant contribution to the terms of agreement for the long term commitment to the MOD. Implementing TPS (Total Package Services) methodology delivered cost savings of 10% and many intangible benefits along with a legacy of dedicated contract management capable of delivering future year-on-year cost reductions to meet their contractual financial milestones into the future.
BVT procured indirect materials and services from a plethora of suppliers through numerous multi-faceted procurement routes and functions using inconsistent processes. Service delivery did not meet the requirements of the business and the many routes of procurement from a pool of 2300 suppliers resulted in grossly inefficient processes and reporting.
It was clear that without a standard approach to procurement through a dedicated contract management function that fully understood the requirements of the business working in partnership with a refined supply base having the capability to meet service levels and bring innovation with a cost-down culture that BVT goals and objectives would not be achieved.
"WE ACHIEVED COST SAVINGS OF 10% ON PROCUREMENT OF INDIRECT MATERIALS AND SERVICES AND HAVE REALISED MANY INTANGIBLE BENEFITS THAT MEET THE EXPECTATIONS OF THE BUSINESS AT POINT OF USE OPERATIONS THROUGH DEDICATED CONTRACT MANAGEMENT AND A COST-DOWN CULTURE"
Supply Chain Director
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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