A LARGE HIGH-SPEED, injection-molding plastics manufacturer had grown through acquisitions resulting in inconsistent operating processes.
The CEO wanted to reduce total costs while improving delivery capabilities through plant consolidation, supply chain redesign and footprint reduction. He recognized the need to place special emphasis on optimizing the supply chain through the reduction of fixed operating and transportation costs across the network.
Better machine utilization was also needed to determine the right production levels to reduce operating costs.
Management realized this project was critical to the company’s viability. They needed to enhance production capabilities by retaining the best machinery and discarding obsolete equipment.