Case Study: Vestas – Capacity Building (Tier 2 Supply)

Setting an example in Quality Management

Problem statement:

  • With the increase in demand for renewable energy, Vestas needed to increase their output.

What we did:

  • Jigsaw were asked to provide quality management support to the OEM and supply chain to facilitate a 10-fold increase in capacity in the manufacture of wind turbine components and a ‘safe’ launch.
  • The scale of the project required a significant number of engineers and managers to be sourced in only a few days to keep the project on schedule. Using our network of highly skilled professionals we were able to source a team who were ready and able to take on the project.
  • Many of the facilities supported were not statistically stable so the team needed the skills to stabilise the process before ongoing controls could be introduced.

How we did it:

  • The project covered blade and hub manufacture and generator assembly – the brief was to deliver a ‘safe launch’ of a new design off-shore turbine which required process controls to be introduced throughout the value chain.
  • Many of the facilities were not stable so the team needed the skills to stabilise the process before ongoing controls could be introduced.

The result:

  • The project was delivered to the requested project scope and was used as an exemplar by Vestas spanning 20 months and involving 24 team members.
  • Subsequently, similar work has been requested by Vestas personnel moving to Siemens, AH-Industries and Pandora.
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