Reference Case Study:
Supply Chain and Factory Shape-up
An international consumer product company had a product, which lead-time to customers was 10 weeks and it tied a lot of working capital through the supply chain. The root cause was total 306 variants = [six colors] X [51 customer or market specific text on product surface] and the variation point was in the beginning of the suppliers’ production process.
Variotion point of the customized component was moved to the end of company’s in-house production process. Deliverables: Company’s production planning process, production technology and product specification change; supplier manufacturing technology, manufacturing process and partial business model change, implementation management including change management.