Automotive and Engineering

We reduce cycle time and downtime, optimising production and improving quality within this highly competitive, ever-evolving sector. We identify opportunities for key improvement programmes throughout the end-to-end supply chain, helping clients resolve complex manufacturing issues and unlocking hidden potential to rapidly increase profit. Often our programmes include working with both the procurement and customer fulfilment team to ensure we are balancing service, risk and cost from both the suppliers' and customers' perspectives.

We have extensive experience in robotic and manual assembly, as well as sub-assembly lines, and a range of specialty engineering processes within automotive factories, tier one, and tier two supply plants. Our work delivers step changes in cycle time, reductions in downtime, capital investment avoidance and improvements in production planning and product quality.

Most of our clients already run lean manufacturing operations and we work closely with onsite teams familiar with Lean, Six Sigma, World Class Manufacturing and TPM to identify and deliver enhanced performance.

Some of our achievements in this sector include:

    • 30% increase in automation subassembly
    • 45% improvement in transfer press output
    • 26% increase in fuel filler pipe assembly OEE, avoiding a £1 million capital investment in a subassembly line
    • Improving OTIF delivery from 22% to 85% – as well as reducing lead time by two