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THE CHALLENGE

The ability to share information has never been greater. However, designing and executing change programs, because of reliance on mantras and techniques to promote action, have not taken advantage of the priorities, operational detail and opportunities to realizing value from productivity improvements specific to an enterprise.

Blue Orbit’s Value Acceleration service area designs and manages the implementation of a sequenced; compelling list of operational projects that rapidly creates value from productivity improvements.


OUR APPROACH

  • Productivity improvement goals provide the basis for designing a synchronized value creation calendar and initiative map.
  • Using a combination of internal and external resources chosen to meet the specific challenges of your organization, we will lead the implementation of sustainable change.
  • A single source project management and tracking system shows progress and highlights critical areas for management attention.
  • Rapid implementation of reporting highlights productivity improvement and value creation against goals.

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THE RESULTS

Our results stem from focusing on value and time:

  • Quantify the business improvement goals and the horizon for sustainable achievement.
  • Identify the important few operational changes that will make the maximum impact on value in the short term.
  • Balance allocation of resources to execute the changes and build capability.
  • Implement project management and exception reporting to focus leadership intervention.

OUR OFFERINGS

Sales and Operations Planning

Process Improvement

Replenishment Strategy

Demand Forecasting

Project Management

Network Optimization

Sales Forecasting

Analysis/ Report Design

Purchasing Efficiency

 

 

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TECHNOLOGY ALLIANCES

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OUR EXPERIENCE

Business Challenge & Solution
Overhead Reduction

Industry
Fortune 500 Consumer Products

Geography
USA/ Europe/ Latin America

Client Challenge

  • Reduce Overhead by $80MM
  • Maintain stable operations
  • Retain valued employees

Solution
Implemented communication policies. Set cost reduction goals for the business. Designed and implemented workshops for each major administrative function. Implemented a progress tracking mechanism. Realised cost improvements.

Results

  • Costs reduced over a period of 6 months
  • High retention of key employees
  • Operations maintained

Business Challenge & Solution
Service Level Improvement and Inventory Reduction

Industry
Fortune 500 Consumer Products

Geography
USA/ Europe

Client Challenge

  • Realise $200MM in annual Supply Chain cost improvements
  • Improve service levels
  • Improve inventory turns

Solution
Designed a supply chain management process improvement process that yielded goals and implementation plans specific to a facility. Rolled out supply chain improvement across 35+ plants. Realised a 10% saving in purchasing costs.

Results

  • Established a plan and operational organization to implement supply chain improvements.
  • Savings realised over 2 years.

Business Challenge & Solution
Sales and Operations Planning

Industry
Specialty Apparel and Footwear

Geography
USA/ China

Client Challenge

  • Strengthen Sales and Operational Planning processes to improve forecast accuracy and order fulfilment.

Solution
Selected a proven S&OP approach, developed KPI’s and fast tracked implementation. Designed and implemented monthly Sales Forecasting. Automated “size break” inventory replenishment.

Results

  • Highlighted the impact of sales forecasting and capacity planning and management on fulfilment.
  • Improved management of an elongated supply chain.

Business Challenge & Solution
Manufacturing Strategy

Industry
High Growth Supplements

Geography
USA

Client Challenge

  • Rapidly implement a manufacturing strategy that met emerging FDA regulations

Solution
Recommended outsourcing to an FDA qualified facility, significantly reducing the costs of implementing regulations.

Results

  • Transition to a qualified manufacturing facility in 6 months.