Pinnacle Strategies Helps Client Reduce Lead Times by More than Two Thirds

Pinnacle Strategies led a process transformation from engineer-to-order to configure-to-order that dramatically reduced redundant, non-value-added activities.

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Plano, TX (PRWEB) November 21, 2013

Pinnacle Strategies announces that one of their clients, a leading provider of subsea technologies for oil and gas exploration, cut lead times by more than two thirds for their popular product. Pinnacle Strategies led a process transformation from engineer-to-order to configure-to-order that dramatically reduced redundant, non-value-added activities.

Pinnacle Strategies’ challenge was to reduce redundant design work; this redundant work delayed progress on pressure sensor completions, increasing costs and risks.

Pinnacle Strategies rapidly delivered the required results by helping the client rethink the entire process from design to delivery workflow. Pinnacle recognized that a large percentage of the designs were nearly identical. Within this context of duplicated efforts, it made sense to shift from a custom, engineer-to-order process to a configure-to-order workflow that eliminated redundant efforts across two major dimensions:

-Engineering. Pinnacle Strategies identified the shared requirements that were able to design a baseline product that could be 95% completed to meet the requirements of 80% of the client’s customers. The resulting standardization created one common set of specifications that could be supplemented by a simple, one-page product data sheet accounting for the necessary custom configurations for each product.

-Documentation. In line with the configuration transformation, the documents required for review and approval dramatically dropped.

As a result, Pinnacle Strategies helped trim documents from 45 to 5, which helped reduce the review and approval time, per project, from 73.5 hours to six hours. Overall, the client saved nearly two weeks of engineering per product.

Additionally, morale improved. Engineers report gratitude for being liberated from repetitive tasks so that they can focus on more challenging and more interesting design opportunities.

Read this Pinnacle Strategies customer case study, and many others, here: http://pinnacle-strategies.com/success-stories.html.

About Pinnacle Strategies

Pinnacle Strategies is an international management consulting firm focused on operations management excellence. We work with organizations to increase shareholder value by developing high-performance business processes that significantly enhance productivity, reduce costs and time to market, improving profitability and accelerating sustainable growth. Pinnacle Strategies offers results-driven consulting solutions in the areas of performance management, project management, operations management, and supply chain.

For more information, contact Pinnacle Strategies at info(at)pinnacle-strategies(dot)com, or +1 972-492-7951.


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