Operational Diagnostics

Anonymous Tier 1 Satellite Supplier

Problem

- Advances in technology is forcing industry commoditization driving downward prices and increasing global competition
- Company struggling to determine new business opportunity and direction given current cost structure
- Company consistently drove down sourced components costs but still struggled to see and improve internal operations to consistently compete on a global scale

Solution

  • Standardized Leadership Gemba walks to witness real barriers and constraints
  • System redesign from manufacturing to design & engineering
  • Performance visibility and accountability

Results

  • Company’s ability to see opportunity tripled growth through competitive pricing while increasing margin
  • Direct labor hours per unit decreased from 8000 to 4000
  • # Satellites per year on order increased from ~3 to ~ 10 with zero to low capital investment

Operational Diagnostics

Anonymous Tier 1 Satellite Supplier

Problem

- Advances in technology is forcing industry commoditization driving downward prices and increasing global competition
- Company struggling to determine new business opportunity and direction given current cost structure
- Company consistently drove down sourced components costs but still struggled to see and improve internal operations to consistently compete on a global scale

Solution

  • Standardized Leadership Gemba walks to witness real barriers and constraints
  • System redesign from manufacturing to design & engineering
  • Performance visibility and accountability

Results

  • Company’s ability to see opportunity tripled growth through competitive pricing while increasing margin
  • Direct labor hours per unit decreased from 8000 to 4000
  • # Satellites per year on order increased from ~3 to ~ 10 with zero to low capital investment