Restructuring of chemical manufacturing operations
Chemicals

Reducing cost in the chemical operations by at least 25 per cent.


Challenge

The challenge was to reduce cost in the chemical operations by at least 25 per cent.

Approach

  • We carried out an activity and structure analysis (ASA), then determined performance indicators and cost drivers and assessed workloads/output, before relating them to the resources employed
  • We developed a plan to improve utilization of the manufacturing capacity

Value

We helped reduce costs by almost 30 per cent through:

  • Improved use of shifts and production units
  • A 20 per cent reduction in headcount
  • Lower levels of inventories