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The Situation: IXPA’s partner in the USA was contacted by a specialized international premium manufacturer of hydration products. The company was experiencing significant growth and was struggling to keep pace with demand.
The Solution: An interim production manager was appointed who conducted a one-day assessment of the business and its operations. Major opportunities for capacity gains and waste reduction were identified which required no investment. This provided the client with a new approach to its manufacturing operations, and also demonstrated the value of taking an ‘outside look’ at the business. The interim production manager was able to oversee the implementation of the recommendations.
Manufacturing performance and stability were vastly improved, key manufacturing metrics were established for the first time, and the manufacturing process adjusted to reduce operating time and cost. Key results were: