Increasingly, this is a critical factor in our product and service delivery, and will help put us ahead of our competition. At each stage, we want to offer our customers the best-in-class, fast. Starting with the swift identification of their exact needs and supported by on-time delivery of tailored high-quality products and solutions, backed up by the guarantee of prompt management of any critical situations. We won’t stop there. We are also streamlining decision-making processes across the board, enabling us to manoeuvre more effectively in response to market demand.
As well as providing a rapid service, our Fast Forward strategy will also enhance our capability to adapt our service and supply chain according to market fluctuation and customer needs. Agility is key in managing customer requirements and to that end we are investing in large, modern centres of excellence to capacitate that demand, both regionally and internationally.
“The bulk of the work concerned costs and work efficiency that would minimise costs and maximise asset utilisation in order to serve our customers and meet our growth objectives.”
Operations Director North America
Furthermore, a series of professional training courses are teaching people how to improve the manufacturing chain using the Lean Six Sigma principles. A special 6-person LSS team travels around the globe every year to teach people the techniques to improve specific aspects within plants, like material efficiency, service level, capacity increase.
In order to develop our ability to deliver fast, flexible service, we are investing in our human capital. Professional training courses that strengthen the leadership skill and technical abilities of our people are a key focus for us. We want to empower our workforce to continue creating customer-centric products and services. To this end we have launched the Good Practice Network, as well as two important training initiatives:
- The Manufacturing Academy
- The Make It Programme
You can read more about both of these in more detail.
Prysmian Group’s Factory 4.0 initiative is about drawing together two key elements, data and human expertise, to transform our digital processes and ensure we continue to simplify and streamline production for increased cost-effectiveness and the benefit of our customers. Read more about how we apply this across the business.