CYLAD is the first-choice independent consulting company for technology intense industries. CYLAD is specialized in supporting technology-intense companies. Our clients range from major international industrial enterprises to small and mid-cap companies. We support our clients in strategy, growth, transformation, and performance improvement. We provide highly experienced consulting teams that can be further enhanced with our senior experts, who are capable to fill gaps among executive roles in your company.
with extensive management experience
with clients who engage us on a regular basis
Operations & Supply Chain Management are not just a matter of efficiency and cost. They are also a strategic imperative in a world that is constantly changing and demanding more from businesses. Whether it is the need for greater resilience in the face of disruptions, the shift to more local and sustainable sourcing, or the challenge of meeting customer expectations across multiple channels, firms must revise their end-to-end supply chain operations and ensure adoption of agile and sustainable practices to optimize their performance and stay ahead of the competition.
From design and planning, to execution and monitoring, we can help you transform your supply chain into a competitive advantage:
We have successfully delivered a broad variety of Operations & Supply Chain Management engagements over the past 15 years. We understand that a supply chain or operations project must pay off on the profit dynamics of your business. Any improvement must unleash efficiencies and reduce costs.
Some selective examples are:
OPERATIONS / PRODUCTION RAMP-UP
– Heavy construction
A heavy construction machinery manufacturer faced a strong orderbook, creating the need to improve operational performance and ramp-up production output
Stabilized production planning (FIFO), optimized line balancing, performance management controlling
35% increase of the monthly production rate
70% decrease in lost time due to missing parts
70% overall reduction in lost time within 6 months
OPERATIONS / OPPORTUNITY-TO-CASH
– High tech production
Following a cross-border merger, a market leader in information engineering was faced with increased complexity of IT and operational processes
As-is process analyzed and major issues for long lead times identified, solution concepts for top 10 priorities defined, program management conducted
10% decrease in the end-to-end lead time
Cost decrease through footprint rationalization and consolidation
– Mechanical design / plant engineering company –
A leader in plant engineering equipment wanted to drive operational excellence and increase supply chain transparency and implement management standards.
Design process diagram and activity-based workload-model from tendering to the project close-out defined, project steering standardized
Generation of transparency and management standards as basis for improvements
€8-12m in savings through operational excellence estimated
MAKE OR BUY
– Increase competitiveness / aerospace OEM –
The production site of a tier 1 subcontractor for major commercial and military aerospace OEMs needs to increase profitability by focusing on manufacturing of elementary parts and assemblies with high added value
“Obvious” Make to Buy transfers identified, additional Make to Buy cases analyzed in more detail, priorities defined, implementation roadmap designed
>30% of the activity candidate to Make to Buy
>10M€ potential recurring savings
8M€ NRC to complete transfers
PROCUREMENT / LOCALIZATION & TENDER STRATEGY
– Offshore infrastructure
A market leader in oil and gas wanted to start building a new mega offshore infrastructure
Localization options identified and evaluated, procurement strategy & guidelines on major procurement tenders (contract value of ~ 1 $bn) defined
Infrastructure localization by enhancing procurement transparency and improving decision-making
300 €m in savings on the delivery of main contracts
SUPPLY CHAIN END-TO-END REVISION
– Major ground handler –
A market leader in technical tubes for the aerospace market, was faced with a high level of supplier and customer delays, requiring a revision of the end-to-end supply chain.
MPS process defined and implemented (incl. short-term visual planning tool), S&OP process redesigned and implemented, workforce trained
43% increase of the on-time delivery rate
56% decrease in depth of delay (based on quantity and days delayed)
SUPPLY CHAIN RESILIENCE / SUPPLY CRISIS
– OEM for construction equipment –
A leading OEM for construction equipment was hit by the global supply chain crisis and faced supply chain shortcomings with consequential production issues.
Procurement lead times reviewed, manufacturing BOM tracker implemented for missing parts identification, enhanced expediting routines established for missing parts delivery
70% reduction of assembly down time due to stabilized supply chain
6% increase in production rates despite supply chain challenges
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