Case Study

Opportunity

A recent strategic review by the client had identified an opportunity to reduce costs by restructuring their supply chain. Bullant were asked to confirm how the supply chain could be modified and clarify expected operational benefits.

Response

Bullant used industrial engineering tools with operations personnel at 3 different manufacturing sites, to create the following useful business insights;

  • Process maps (Bullant Filters) for 15 different packing lines to be incorporated into Value Stream Maps.
  • Current State Value Stream Map incorporating a Supply Chain Level view and 3 Factory Level views.
  • Future State Value Stream Map showing recommended changes to the supply chain.
  • Transformation plan (including a capacity plan, a HR plan, and a warehouse and transportation plan) which demonstrated flow and profitability benefits.

Outcome

The client now had a clear operational foundation on which to prepare a major business transformation project.