Alexander Proudfoot helps companies better execute their plans and strategies to deliver substantial improvements in performance and profitability. More about Alexander Proudfoot
Known for its competitiveness, the automotive sector is no stranger to rapid change. Thus, the key to success is for companies to quickly change in line with the market. Our expertise in driving the rapid and effective execution of corporate strategy allows our clients to readily exploit every opportunity for growth.
From original equipment manufacturers and component suppliers to commercial vehicle manufacturers and dealerships, we have worked with all areas of the automotive sector. Our experts bring both specialized industry insights and operational design and execution expertise to every Proudfoot engagement. Working shoulder-to-shoulder with our clients, we accelerate the pace of change and transform business performance.
Objective: The Chief Executive sought to improve
coordination and communication between different phases of the manufacturing
process and strengthen the existing management techniques to align the
Approach: Proudfoot introduced best practices in
order to encourage better communication. Additionally, processes and behaviors
related to materials were aligned to ensure efficient use of materials. Increased
schedule visibility to improve coordination between functions and ensure
Results: The organization achieved reductions in
overtime expenses and external rework by 27% and 43%, respectively.
Additionally, they were able to considerably reduce storage and transportation
costs of finished goods.
Objective: Our client was interested in reducing
costs through improving quality and maintenance efforts.
Approach: Proudfoot implemented a set of procedures
to improve performance across a variety of areas. Proudfoot and client teams developed
and explained defined goals to increase accountability for all employees. Within
the maintenance department, employees received better communication and
visibility with management through a master schedule. This helped eliminate low
value-added activities and increased time spent on preventative maintenance.
Results: The client witnessed improvements in
both costs and cycle time. Total headcount was reduced by 11% and maintenance
backlog improved from 150 days to just 25.
Improving productivity and increasing organizational effectiveness can deliver a real step-change in business performance, enabling companies to gain a valuable competitive advantage over rivals.
Alexander Proudfoot has been synonymous with productivity improvements and operational effectiveness since 1946. We use a unique methodology for measuring productivity, first developed by our founder and continuously updated and refined since then.