Production management : Exelop was in Tunisia for a mission during Recovery Plan

During four months, from July to October, Exelop intervened in a company whose order volume exploded in 2015.

Given the drastic increase in the number of orders, the company encountered problems in delivering orders on time.

A mission on production management following two steps :

Firstly, we had secure procurements: increased forecast horizon to prevent stock breaks from 2 to 11 weeks and reduction of the number of orders « in the past ».
Changing for a 11-week vision allows the supplier to produce the pieces in a standard delay.
(eg: a piece for which the lead time (= production by the subcontractor + transport) is 4 weeks, could not be supplied by the requested date if the need is identified only 2 weeks before the due date).
Reducing the number of orders in the past has in turn permitted reliable calculation of net needs and better vision of the stock: in fact, these non-received orders were considered available stock and thus distorted the calculation of need.

Secondly, once made reliable supplies and reduced procurement shortages, production delays had to be reduced by allowing schedulers to plan their production.
Visualization tools of the priorities of the day and adequacy load / capacity in real time have been set up, and a communication tool to share the commitments on time between all stakeholders.

Special event during Triz Future Conference 2015: Patent Bypassing

TRIZ Future Conference 2015  : « How to enter a protected market with patent bypassing ? »

A special event has been set up during the 2015 edition of Triz Future Conference in Berlin by Exelop and Tom Spike.

Tom Spike is an expert of innovation based in Berlin. They help industries and international corporation create innovations more quickly and easily. Workshops and Choaching are methods that Tom Spike often use with their clients.

This special event focused on innovation and took place in Otto Bock’s office on October 28th 2015. Three speeches have been presented : “Identifying the Biggest Potentials in Complex Technology” by Denis Cavallucci, “How to enter a protected market with patent bypassing?” by Constant Ondo and “How cost pressure drives innovation” by a member of Bombardier Canada.

Among the participants, we could count on the participation of the chief expert of the office of benchmark at Bosch, a specialist of electrical systems and the subsystem platforms implementation director at Bombardier, a senior expert at Schaeffler, the senior head of quality at MDD, an high voltage electricity expert at General Electric and the project leader of Berlin Partner.

The event has been followed by a tour at the exposition of Otto Bock’s technics and history, ending on the roof with a magnificent view on the Brandenburger Tür.


LEAN : The Exelop-Sogerma project is awarded !

The ExelOP-Sogerma project received the first prize in the category of LEAN competition, facing a dozen other projects.

Other external awards also came underline the success of this project and operational results.

Gold Award for Best performer by Airbus. A note of 92 out of 100 was issued after three days of audit.

Customer Award also awarded by Airbus H (Helicopter) for on time deliveries on the overall scope of the order book in series and replacement.

The rate of delivery on time rose from 54% in 2011 to 100% in 2014!
In parallel to its remarkable results, it should be noted that they have not been artificially obtained by an artificial increase in inventories and work, or the intrinsic capacity. Economic activity results are better than the operative plan.

Following this project, Sogerma also maintained its place in the top 10 suppliers for the quality support to airlines via the SFE rating (rating by: Airlines, Airbus, Sogerma) by improving its score by a few points compared last year. An award will be delivered at the next airshow in London.

Stelia: Exelop is in Rochefort (France)

Stelia is a company belonging to the Airbus Group and specialized in the design and production of aircraft sets for Business Class, pilot seats and aerostructures. The group counts more that 6,000 employees in the world and is mostly implemented in the Maghreb countries, France and Canada. Performance and quality are at the core of their values and enable the company to differentiate itself.

Differentiated Cabines at Stelia

Following its longstanding work with Stelia Aerospace (ex-Sogerma), a company of the Airbus group, Exelop works this year again on the site of Rochefort to implement the delayed differentiation whitin the Cabines service.

SAP : Gold Medal for Interroll project with Exelop

Switzerland, 2014 – “SAP Quality Awards”

These SAP awards recognize the ERP publishers (Enterprise Ressource Planning) that have successfully implemented particularly interesting projects. SAP promotes continuous quality improvement of processes, services and products. SAP’s strong quality-based culture consists of a high commitment of their employees using innovative methods.

SAP Awards in Switzerland with Exelop

This year, the Gold Medal in the category “Business Transformation” (large projects with over 400 users over a period of about six month and more than 900 people) went to Interroll for its project with Exelop. This award recognizes a well executed project and a particular attention was given to change management.

The Interrol group produces high standard products used in internal logistics (drives, carton flow, etc.). Airports and food industries belong to the core industries for which the international company Interrol is devoted.