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ILC Restructure at Gardner - A New Case Study

The Need: The 35,000 square foot ILC in Derby had evolved over time as new projects were introduced and volumes increased. The growth of the centre in this way created constraints on the business. There was a lack of room for storage for finished parts and media for kitting. This meant there was no room for expansion of new or existing customers. There was non-value added activities taking place and skills were not transferable between customers’ kitting, assembly and quality assurance operations. Inefficiency of material flow around the shop floor and no overall conceptual plan existed guiding development. Standard operating procedures were also not in place for kitting and quality assurance.

In addition to the physical layout of the ILC, the facilities director Paul O’Gara also recognised that whilst the workforce was highly skilled and very flexible, there was a need for an organisational restructure to create more effective job roles and a better level of overall accountability.

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Tactical Implementation & Plan Creation at Gardner

“We have really benefited from doing TIP’s. The most important thing is that they help you keep track of projects and tasks, giving you visibility of your status against plan.”
Andy Cook, Systems & Engineering Manager, Gardner Basildon

The Need: As part of the Supply Chain Excellence Programme at Gardner Aerospace, a site based strategy relating to Safety, Quality, Cost, Delivery & People is created. This features key projects and major milestones to be able to enhance the performance of the business and provide cost reductions. There were varying levels of project management skills across the business so a simple and straightforward approach was required to train the leadership team to deliver successful projects.

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New Case Study


Strategic Business Planning & Implementation at Gardner Aerospace

NEEDS
Day to day operational problems were preventing progress in performance improvement plans. Required single point of accountability and capability to support implementation of improvement plans.

INDUSTRY
Aerospace

CLIENT OVERVIEW
Gardner Aerospace manufactures machined and fabricated parts for the aerospace industry. Activities include 5-axis machining, turning, sheet metal fabrication, non- destructive testing, surface treatments, final assembly and kitting.

CLIENT LOCATION
Various UK sites

WEB
www.gardner-aerospace.com


“This coaching intervention by Redthorn Ltd has helped us to refocus the management team on the key measures of performance and the need to rapidly solve day to day problems”

Karl Lee, Site Director, Gardner Aerospace

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