Manufacturing Companies

In advising on a leaner manufacturing business, the following are the 7 areas of focus:

1. Accounting

  • Invoices / GRN’s reconciliation
  • Stock Valuation & Accuracy
  • Debtors Payments
  • Creditors Payments
  • Preparation of Management Accounts Procedure

2. Customers / Sales

  • Sales Strategy
  • Customer expectations / standards
  • Customer-specific issues
  • Monthly Sales Targets
  • Sales Pipeline
  • Sales Reporting procedure

3. Suppliers

  • Price negotiation
  • True cost of material parts
  • Delivery performance
  • Quality level
  • Forecast information
  • Supplier Audits

4. Purchasing

  • Effective Negotiation
  • Purchases in line with MRP demand
  • Materials availability
  • Supplier Rating published

5. Stores

  • Stock receiving & inspection procedure
  • Product locations set up & on the system
  • ABC analysis of stock
  • Rolling Stocktakes
  • Obsolete stock procedure
  • Scheduling process for production
  • Stores Control

6. Design & Production

  • R & D / Design Simulation
  • Life-Cycle testing
  • New product Introduction (FMEA) procedure
  • ECR / ECN procedure
  • Production scheduling procedure
  • Capacity planning
  • Training/cross training
  • Production procedures – up-to-date and relevant
  • Yield Monitoring
  • Measurement of labour & materials costs
  • Traceability – machine and operatives
  • Internal quality audits
  • Root cause analysis / corrective action procedure

7. General

  • Management Information System – fit for purpose
  • Performance Management – regular appraisals in place

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