A precision machining company producing jet engine components to the aerospace industry wanted to reduce the time required for parts repair. Current development times ranged from 10 to 18 months and longer. The client requested assistance in identifying processing bottlenecks, developing viable solutions, optimizing operations and implementing best practice recommendations.
Our team of process improvement consultants completed an assessment of manufacturing operations, including material flow, machining center utilization, repair order process flow, and part Value-Added/Wait Time constraints. The output of the assessment was a strategic report presented to the client’s executive management team.
Client implemented our recommendations and has reduced the average time to machine a repair part to less than 180 days.
Client’s sales more than doubled in the last five years but they have witnessed an erosion of profit margins due to an inconsistency in business processes, lack of a strategic plan to handle new business requests, and a lack of processing controls to meet required product ship dates.
We utilized our proprietary Business Assessment Tool to examine all critical areas of the client’s operations in order to determine where processes needed to be formalized, what operations were not value-added, and where personnel needed additional resources to achieve the desired results.
The output of this assessment was a strategic plan and a series of corrective actions. Client’s business operations are on a positive trend line to meet and potentially exceed profit margin requirements.
Large Tier One manufacturer of automotive parts in Michigan paying significant Michigan Single Business Tax on products delivered out of state.
We identified tax saving opportunities by analyzing sales in other states that qualify for MI Single Business Tax Exemption. Our experienced professionals prepared the amended returns, as a value added tax service.
We recovered tax dollars paid for the last four years, in excess of $1.5 million.
A Strategic Roadmap for Aerospace & Defense
The supply chain supporting the levels of aerospace production are at capacity. Additional capacity needs to be found to support continued growth to meet the multi-year backlog that exists.
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