|Logistics Improvements for a Manufacturing and Distribution Company|
This company had an in-full on-time delivery performance of less than 70%.
There was a also a severe mis-match between inventory and actual goods
A major change program was instituted which saw delivery performance jump to
better than 98% in-full, on time within 6 months - and stay there.
(The measure was particularly sensitive: by line item, not by whole order or
by dollar sales).
|Business Process Improvements for a Project Engineering Company|
This company engaged in third party building and infrastructure projects. The
company had a business risk exposure such that the variability of margins on
individual projects was higher than the budget margin for the company as a
whole. All went well until a few projects started to go over budget for no
obvious reason - and the incredulous individual managers had done nothing out
of the ordinary!
Clermiston mapped the processes associated with setting up a project, managing
it and predicting its outcomes to give a more reliable result. Typical
processes are explained in our Project Management section.
|Supply Chain Problem Solving: Chemical Distributor|
This company was meeting its delivery commitments to a very high level of
Problem was, its people were becoming stressed in doing so. 16 hour days,
short cuts, near misses, road transport incidents were symptoms of a climate of a potential major accident.
Clermiston worked within the organisation to quickly identify the root causes
diagram) behind the behaviours and to set up a plan of action to rectify.
|Business Plan and Operations Review for Manufacturing Company|
Clermiston has a large amount of experience in analysis of manufacturing and
logistics costs, fixed costs and overheads and their relation to
profitability. In this instance, a company was visited on the request of its owning entity. The business was
not making money and consideration was being given to moving manufacturing
A thorough analysis of manufacturing costs and fixed costs and overheads
painted a different picture. Clermiston showed the company had insufficient
revenue to support even the offshore manufacturing idea.
A stronger sales plan was instituted. The company still manufactures in
|Safety in Product Design|
A leading manufacturer of industrial equipment was approached to provide
equipment for use in a hazardous (as defined by WorkCover Regulations)
process. The equipment manufacturer required a comprehensive set of guidelines
for the equipment. Clermiston reviewed other equipment in use, history of
incidents with the process and the safety legislation and made specific
recommendations on the overall safety design aspects, and the use of the
equipment at the customer's premises.