Client: JCB

Location: Rochester, UK

Services: Business Improvement

Project Summary

JCB, is a manufacturer of equipment for construction, agriculture, waste handling, and demolition and required from Jigsaw Business Group the transfer of an entire heavy products production facility to a new greenfield site.

The Challenge

  • To manage the entire transfer project end to end; 
  • To design a new lean takt-based manufacturing and assembly facility along with a pull system supply chain;
  • To increase capacity by a factor of three whilst integrating new equipment with refurbished;
  • To introduce takt based production to a workforce used to batch manufacture; 
  • Added complications caused by a delay in the finalisation of the plant specification.

Why Jigsaw Business Group

  • A proven track record with a team possessing real industry experience, as such, possessing empathy to support businesses accordingly understanding individual pain points.
  • Access to an impressive pool of STEM practitioners across the UK and further afield that are ready to be deployed; 

  • Unrivalled sector knowledge and technical expertise with an ability to look at things from a fresh perspective to deliver process driven solutions that help businesses to reduce costs, increase efficiencies and streamline business operations;
  • A progressive company delivering premium level support services working in strict adherence with robust in-house best practices in accordance with all industry standards.

The Solution

  • Within the first month, Jigsaw Business Group prepared an extensive, critical path driven project plan including required resources;
  • Through a network of suitably qualified interims, Jigsaw Business Group sourced and managed all resources not supplied by the client;
  • Jigsaw Business Group managed the integration of the individual projects that made up the overall programme, micro-managing as required to recover any critical slippage;
  • Lean manufacturing was introduced as a matter of course across the existing workforce and all support services.

Key Achievements

Despite the complexity of the project and the time restraints, the work was completed on time and under budget.