Imagine you have been brought in as an Interim Improvement Consultant into a plant in the Fast-Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) sector producing non-alcoholic drinks.
After 3 days on-site you have discovered the following:
You’ve been presented with a plan by the Plant Director, against which the plant is 5 weeks behind.
In 2 days you will have to present your proposal and outline plan for the first two months of your work. There is an expectation that you will start an implementation the following Monday.
Prepare an essay of 1,500 words that explains the priority issues you would address to achieve the lean principles of customer value and flow. In particular, explain your approach to planning and scheduling the production lines. What initial actions would you take and how would you measure progress in achieving a lean operation? Describe how you would engage the leadership team in your course of action.
Ensure your answer draws on and references the required reading and the additional references for Module 2, as well as other research you might do.