TriVista led efforts to drive process improvement, expand capacity and reduce inventory at a leading industrial equipment manufacturer.
TriVista’s client was a private equity owned $65 million manufacturer of industrial equipment. The company was trying to explore ways to increase capacity without adding additional roofline – max capacity was reached at their existing facility and management didn’t want to relocate. TriVista was retained to explore capacity expansion opportunities and redesign the facility layout. At the beginning of the engagement, TriVista consultants realized that there were other significant issues impacting the business. Excess inventory, lack of useful metrics, excess material movement and insufficient training for shop floor employees were only a handful of the issues our team encountered early on.
Through our initial diagnostic process, we identified the following key challenges:
With backlog continuing to build, the TriVista team needed to respond quickly to increase capacity and fulfill customer orders.
TriVista rapidly designed collaborative projects that would address these key issues, and set goals for the projects:
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