“The Navy was looking for a consultant with whom they could brainstorm in confidence to keep the ‘logistical saw’ sharp.”
Gordian improved performance within the product package. The value of inventory decreased by 4%, stock availability remained 1% above the norm and the workload within the chain decreased by 25%!
In addition to improved performance, the new planning philosophy enabled the Naval Maintenance Establishment to act more adequately in specific situations.
The Plan-Do-Check-Act methodology led the approach. We set targets for stock availability, stock value and workload in the chain. These targets formed the base for a first set of improvement activities.
Over a longer period and supported by the Naval Maintenance personnel, who were required for their specific product and organisational knowledge, Gordian managed a substantial product range. Gordian reported on its progress to management on a monthly basis and continually initiated actions to increase performance.