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  • Conduct an industrial transfer across different sites in Europe

Conduct an industrial transfer across different sites in Europe

The client

A world leader in water and waste treatment

Our client, an industrial equipment production entity within a large group, has begun a gradual transition period to become a profit centre. Management has defined a rationalization and competitiveness strategy in two phases: an industrial transfer to optimize its industrial footprint in Europe and a rationalization of its product portfolio.

IAC is mandated for one year to structure, plan and manage the transfer operations. This project involves multi-site and multinational collaboration in 4 countries and 2 different sites.

Competitiveness diagnosis

IAC has previously carried out a competitiveness diagnosis to validate a transfer scenario.

Risk identification

IAC has conducted targeted workshops to achieve Value Stream Mapping throughout the production process. This mapping allowed:

  • To structure the project into work axes linked to the transfer: real estate, human resources, documentation, production, ERP, purchasing, logistics, quality, etc.
  • Identify the areas for improvement to be implemented by taking advantage of the transfer
  • Identify the risks associated with the transfer and define a plan to mitigate these risks

Building the schedule

The VSM and the action plan are translated into a schedule with a target date for the end of the transfer. Alternative scenarios in the event of drift from the initial action plan have also been defined to ensure that the transfer deadline is met.

Transfer control

The steering phase is based on the established planning and weekly steering meetings. The iObeya tool allows visual and multi-site project management to overcome the distance between stakeholders spread over 4 sites and 2 different countries.

-Implementation of the transfer by neutralizing the risks of non-quality and planning drift

-Training of teams on new production tools

-No production days were lost during the transfer      

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