After a period of stagnation, worldwide demand for Oilfield Services picked up again. This client needed to build a system capable of supporting twice the sales growth over two years. To achieve this, it was critical to determine the best ways to maintain capacity, optimize throughput and put available assets to their best possible use at all times.
A five-week analysis effort concluded how and where to optimize: manufacturing footprint, product work allocation, extended value chains, capacity and scalability, and productivity and performance. Follow-on implementation included developing world-class manufacturing capability via lean methods to reduce controllable lead time, improve maintenance and product quality, more effectively manage inventories and build organizational capability to sustain performance results.