With parts and supplies coming from all corners of the globe, an international manufacturer of industrial cleaning equipment came to Digineer® with a request. What would it take to more effectively identify, test and achieve new cost savings in the manufacturing process?
Multiple offices and manufacturing sites worldwide were involved. A wide range of internal teams had to collaborate – procurement, R&D, manufacturing, warranty support. To date, approximately 25 projects had been completed for a savings of $1 million.
Digineer assessed the situation as an alignment issue, both in terms of processes – consistency of information, standardization of formulas, interaction of reporting systems, capabilities of enterprise platforms – as well as for the people within the company.
Success came in the form of a powerful new framework that streamlined the full scope of the manufacturing process into one easy-to-use business reporting package. Considering ordering a key part from Supplier X instead of Supplier Y? Run it. All associated product teams can weigh in. Bottom line answers roll straight to the top.
Instead of conducting 25 cost savings projects a year, now the manufacturer could complete 125. They projected taking out $2.6 million in cost of sales. But thanks to Digineer, the company generated $6 million in savings across their entire product line.
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