Case Study: Jaguar Land Rover – Product Launch

Top level business diagnostics, followed by tactical support for product launch

Together with our JV partners Quantum, Jigsaw supported JLR and their supply chain in the launch of a new sequenced vehicle-specific wiring loom.

Problem statement:

JLR, Britain’s largest Auto maker, needed support in the deployment of the new sequencing methodology used by the new wiring loom.

What we did:

We deployed our skills in JIT/JIS, problem solving, programme management and NPD/NPI, as well as best practice usage of packaging standards.

The project consisted of:

  • Analysis of ‘current state’ of JLR’s internal departments, their logistics partners and supply chain
  • The design of a ‘required state’, based on best practice from leading industries, to ensure a smooth launch of the new sequencing method
  • Development, implementation and project management of the gap closure activities
  • Project management of the first deployment of the new system into Halewood

The project benefits:

  • Provided JLR board full transparency on the state of the project
  • Enabled the Board to benchmark their readiness against other OEMs using similar products
  • Introduced easy and robust measurement tools to help the plant managers improve their build capabilities
  • Introduced improvements to the assessment of supply capacity and capabilities using simple-to use tools
  • Delivered a design for Best in Class sequencing centre for future JLR plants
  • Smooth launch of first sequenced product from multiple sources into a single plant


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