“Optimised and proven Asset and Spares Management practices are the foundation on which the success of Nampak as a manufacturing enterprise rests. Sustained solutions and continuous improvement remain imperative.” Herman Coetzee, Pragma Project Leader
In these incredibly challenging times manufacturing companies still need to live up to the promise but at the lowest possible costs. Nampak BevCan is no exception. Lots of slow and non-movers are typical for spares assortments in manufacturing industries.
No fairy tales: implementing spares management at Nampak was challenging. It required adjustments to IT systems, recruitment of a demand manager and new relations between supply chain and maintenance. Clearly, the project team must be proportional to this complexity. A great blend of seasoned professionals from Nampak, Pragma and Gordian supplemented with a number of young professionals took the challenge and drove the program to results. In addition, adequate project management by Pragma ensured stakeholder commitment and project control.
Spares management is now a professional and sustained discipline within the BevCan operations. Another good result is a solid partnership between Nampak and Pragma/Gordian. We still assist with coaching, training and extending the spares discipline to other countries as well as divisions. So all in all we are proud and thankful to have Nampak as a client!