01-26-2012 08:12 AM CET - Logistics & Transport
Print PDF Email

Aircelle Maroc are flying high with Class A accreditation from Oliver Wight

Press release from: Oliver Wight EAME
PR Agency: RONIN
Aircelle team receiving their Class A Oliver Wight award
Aircelle team receiving their Class A Oliver Wight award
Leading aerospace component manufacturer, Aircelle Maroc, has become the first Moroccan company to achieve Oliver Wight class A accreditation. It has seen a dramatic improvement in efficiency and reputation as a result.

Since implementing the Oliver Wight Class A programme, service levels at Aircelle Maroc have improved a minimum of 98%, having previously fluctuated between 70% and 80%. At the same time, stockholding levels have been reduced by a third, saving hundreds of thousands of Euros, and the company has received formal recognition from Rolls-Royce for its ‘class-leading’ OTIF delivery achievements. There have also been significant reductions in manufacturing cycles, with assembly of some products reduced by as much as 50%. All this has been achieved in a remarkably short space of time – the business received Class A certification for planning and control after just 18 months.

“The savings we have made in stockholding are worth €7.5 million, or about €30,000 every working day,” says supply chain manager, Ludovic Boisrame. “One of the key enablers was the breakdown of barriers between functions, underpinned by the Class A work. As soon as everybody was working from a single set of data, it was easy to see where the improvements could be made and measured.”

The programme is part of a wider Class A implementation across Aircelle and the €10 billion, 55,000 employee Safran group, it’s part of. Safran is a French-owned multi-national operating in 50 countries and three core markets: aerospace, defence and security. Aircelle’s customers include major engine and airframe manufacturers, such as Airbus, Gulfstream, Rolls-Royce and Power Jet. Aircelle Maroc, based in Casablanca, is the first non-French site within the Safran group to achieve the Oliver Wight Class A standard.

The Moroccan plant, which manufactures nacelles (engine casings), thrust reversers and carbon fibre composite components for airliners and executive jets, has gone from strength to strength since opening in 2006; revenue has grown from €10 to €70 million, and the site now employs nearly 450 people. But General Manager, Benoit Martin-Laprade, is determined to continue on this upward path, planning for 15% growth every year for the next five years.

Class A is crucial for continuous growth, says Benoit: “It gives us a methodology, a structure, and you need that if you plan to grow by 15% every year. Class A is a globally recognised standard and it really means something to our customers all over the world. There’s no doubt that it helps us secure new business. And we know we can do it without having to increase inventory,” he concludes.

About Oliver Wight

Oliver Wight has a 40 year track record of delivering business improvement to some of the world’s best-known organisations. With a team of professionals offering a wealth of experience, Oliver Wight is the largest consultancy of its type, with offices throughout Europe, North and South America, and the Asia Pacific region. We believe that sustainable business improvement can’t be delivered by external consultants but only by our clients’ own people, so unlike other consultancy firms, we transfer our knowledge to them, helping deliver performance levels and financial results that last.

Oliver Wight are the originators of:

1. MRP II – the planning principles that today underpin ERP and supply chain planning

2. S&OP – sales and operations planning

3. Integrated Business Planning (IBP) – Advanced S&OP

Carol Collins
Oliver Wight EAME
carol.collins@oliverwight-eame.com
www.oliverwight-eame.com

This release was published on openPR.
News-ID: 208412
del.icio.us:Aircelle Maroc are flying high with Class A accreditation from Oliver Wight - Pressreleases - openPR - Logistics & Transport MisterWong:Aircelle Maroc are flying high with Class A accreditation from Oliver Wight - Pressreleases - openPR - Logistics & Transport Digg:Aircelle Maroc are flying high with Class A accreditation from Oliver Wight - Pressreleases - openPR - Logistics & Transport StumbleUpon:Aircelle Maroc are flying high with Class A accreditation from Oliver Wight - Pressreleases - openPR - Logistics & Transport Technorati:Aircelle Maroc are flying high with Class A accreditation from Oliver Wight - Pressreleases - openPR - Logistics & Transport Reddit:Aircelle Maroc are flying high with Class A accreditation from Oliver Wight - Pressreleases - openPR - Logistics & Transport Furl:Aircelle Maroc are flying high with Class A accreditation from Oliver Wight - Pressreleases - openPR - Logistics & Transport WebNews:Aircelle Maroc are flying high with Class A accreditation from Oliver Wight - Pressreleases - openPR - Logistics & Transport OneView:Aircelle Maroc are flying high with Class A accreditation from Oliver Wight - Pressreleases - openPR - Logistics & Transport LinkArena:Aircelle Maroc are flying high with Class A accreditation from Oliver Wight - Pressreleases - openPR - Logistics & Transport YiGG:Aircelle Maroc are flying high with Class A accreditation from Oliver Wight - Pressreleases - openPR - Logistics & Transport
More releases More releases
Permanent link to this press release:

Please set a link in the press area of your homepage to this press release on openPR.
openPR disclaims liability for any content contained in this release.