One of the world's leading medical technology companies, offering a diverse array of innovative products and services in orthopedics, medical, surgical and neuro technology. The company is active in over 100 countries around the world.
The customer has the ambition to become the leanest med-tech company in the world. MRO and cutting tools were in their peripheral sight, not receiving the constant attention and continuous improvement it requires. Spend volumes were not leveraged across sites, technical support varied and processes were very manual and labor intensive, leading to a suboptimal MRO control.
MAG45 performed a thorough Full Scan of the European production sites in the French, German and Chinese speaking clusters (6 manufacturing sites). We jointly established a clear baseline of the current situation and the key improvement areas, quantifying the improvement potential and proposing a tailored solutions model to reduce the Total Cost of Ownership.
After the go decision, the proposed solutions were implemented by a dedicated project team to ensure a seamless transition towards the optimized situation. The following solutions have been installed:
The company has benefited from item cost reductions thanks to standardisation and consolidation of suppliers across production sites. Thanks to the inventory sharing solutions, the inventory levels have decreased significantly and our process solutions reduced walking time for engineers . Additionally, our technical support model helps the organisation to stay on top of the latest technological developments.
"Our partnership with MAG45 has been successful thanks to their high level technical support and open communication with our team of engineers. This way we have been able to reduce the complexity and costs of our supply chain management while keeping pace with technological developments."