Vendigital with Alstom

Performance Improvement in the Private Sector

Keeping Production Moving Full Steam Ahead

Alstom had won five major bids to supply new trains, based on its successful Aventra platform, within the space of just two years.

While this was obviously good news, the business recognised that in order to meet some incredibly challenging delivery targets, it needed to achieve tough material availability and ensure sufficient supplies were available to keep production moving. Vendigital was invited to support the business in finding a solution to this pressing problem, while also reviewing the structure and improving the capability of the onsite procurement & supply chain (P&SC) team.

Adding another layer to the challenge, Vendigital was also tasked with identifying and recommending cost reductions to support the delivery of targets set by the Group’s Cost on Track programme.

Working side-by-side with onsite teams to deliver a programme of structural and process changes, the P&SC function was transformed, with improved efficiency, communication and accountability. By June 2020 material availability had already increased significantly and it continued to improve. Production rates across the five programmes also increased significantly.

The cost reduction opportunities identified and implemented by Vendigital, in support of the company’s Cost on Track programme, delivered substantial cost savings. Vendigital supported the business in applying a design-to-cost strategy, which resulted in significant savings and learnings were shared with the onsite team, helping to bake in improved ways of working.

Overall, this was a complex, multi-layered project that brought out the best in Vendigital’s team of engineers and consultants and succeeded in delivering over and above the objectives set by the company. One of the key client contacts described Vendigital as the ‘glue’ that supported the business in delivering its cost reduction target for 2020 and setting it up for success in the following year.

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