Mechanical engineering

Marel optimises S&OP

Marel is the leading global provider of advanced processing systems and services to the Poultry, Meat and Fish industries. Marel’s strategic objective is to be a full-line provider to the poultry, meat and fish industries. Goal is to bring advanced, automated systems and solutions to every step of the production process and cover the relevant geographical areas in the industries.

Marel continuously works on improving its products and services. To facilitate the expected growth in the upcoming years, Marel wants to continue to improve its processes. One of them is to optimise the current S&OP process and Marel asked Involvation to give an outside-in view of the current S&OP process. With a ‘S&OP Health Check’ Involvation reviewed the current process and gave the prioritized improvement areas.

GKN Fokker Aerostructures tightens its grip on supply chain

GKN Fokker Aerostructures is a specialist in the design, development and manufacture of lightweight constructions, modules and landing gear for the aerospace and defence sectors. The market is growing rapidly and the production processes are complex, so it is essential to have an effective management model to keep a tight grip on output and lead times.
GKN Fokker Aerostructures has asked Involvation for support in designing and implementing such a model. Involvation is using a mix of tried-and-tested methods and the very latest insights relating to demand-driven supply chain management (DDSCM). Thanks to the pragmatic approach, the first successes will become tangible after just a few weeks.

Paques strives for a leaner value chain

Paques helps companies to reduce their water footprint and carbon footprint and to reclaim valuable resources. Paques’ anaerobic water purification systems produce energy (biogas) from wastewater, whilst purifying the water and facilitating water reuse.
As the marketplace has become increasingly competitive over the years, it has become more important to strengthen the grip on costs and lead times. The engineering process that precedes the production and assembly plays an important role, as is the case with most engineer-to-order chains.
Involvation performed a quick scan during February/March and reported its findings. These formed the basis for the development of a new blueprint of the desired value chain and the control concept.
As a result, Involvation is helping Paques to create a total chain that is not only faster, but also more reliable and more efficient.

Flowserve improves control over projects

Flowserve designs, builds and assembles complex industrial installations. Control over progress of projects is essential for several reasons. Flowserve has asked Involvation to support them to further professionalize their project management.

Fokker Elmo prepares for growth

Fokker Elmo, based in the Netherlands with subsidiaries in several continents, is a leading player in design, manufacturing and support for the electrical wiring interconnection systems (EWIS) for Aerospace and Defence programs. Fokker Elmo’s innovative tools and processes support their customers’ aircraft, aero-engine and defence system programs.
The JSF program is supported by Fokker Elmo, initially in its development stages and now moving towards serial production ramp-up. Fokker Elmo’s planning processes have developed along the development of the JSF program. In order to prepare for the ramp-up in production volumes, Fokker Elmo considered it time to make a step-change in their Sales & Operations Planning and production planning capabilities. After participating in Involvation’s event ”S&OP in One Day” in March 2015, Fokker Elmo decided to request Involvation to support the company in this step change. Together with Fokker Elmo, 2 work streams have been identified to make the step-change possible:
Tactical Planning, focusing on the planning horizon between 3 and 15 months in the future.
Operational Planning, focusing on the short- and mid-term planning up to 3 months in the future.

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Tomra professionalizes RVM supply chain

Tomra is world market leader in reverse vending machines (RVM). To stay ahead of future developments Tomra is continuously developing its supply chain. Tomra has asked Involvation to support them to further professionalize their supply chain.

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