Once we have clearly identified your business and design requirements,
you are now ready to introduce or adapt automation.
Once we have clearly identified your business and design requirements, you are now ready to introduce or adapt automation.
Having identified your key requirements, it’s time to move forward into the scoping of potential solutions and with a view to inviting third-party suppliers to tender.
Our considered approach will include speaking with all departments affected, including shopfloor operators, training departments and senior management (for reporting). This is an important differentiation. (The urban legend that ‘keeping it simple’ is the best approach, often means key business requirements are overlooked and what appears to be a ‘solution’ in one department simply causes more issues for another).
After we have gathered the data, it could be that the solution actually is as simple as changing shift patterns or finessing stock control, or it may need a more complex solution that includes introducing barcoding, new or extended hardware (for example conveyors, ASRS cranes, sortation systems or robots, a new automated tracking system etc).
We follow design for Six Sigma principles to fully evaluate the complexity of all your needs across the organisation and the knock-on effect of not addressing them; both at the diagnosis stage and throughout the design pathway.
This Lean Six Sigma end-to-end systems design view means that you get the best business outcome, smoother implementation & adoption, and ultimately best return on investment.
I would not hesitate to use Sophie again in both designing a new solution and also troubleshooting an existing one.
– Pat Lee, Group Supply Chain & Change Director at J. D sports fashion plc
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If you’ve reached the point where you need to take your business to the next level but don’t have the time or in-house knowledge