This client is a leading provider of internal door components to the automotive industry. For years, it had been plagued by old and dysfunctional tooling, with limited upgrade investments. This issue was exacerbated further due to pricing cuts, shrinking volumes and lower profitability.
Synergetics was bought in by this client’s parent company, an Automotive conglomerate based in Canada, to analyze all facets of its operations, with a focus on planning and scheduling processes to drive greater efficiencies, lower costs and improve cash management.
Based upon the analysis performance, Synergetics was contracted to support four key programs:
- Implementation of a Lean Manufacturing program
- Development and implementation of Shop Floor Management Tools
- Skills training for supervisors
- Enhanced set-up and implementation of an existing Planning and Scheduling System