Operational Excellence2024-02-29T14:06:08+00:00

Operational Excellence.

Since 1993, the PIMS benchmarking programme has enabled over 250 LOBPs and GMPs worldwide to understand their true competitive position, pinpoint areas of improvement in their manufacturing supply chain, and become a global ’champion’ blending plant.

PIMS Lubricants and Greases Supply Chain Benchmarking

The PIMS® Global Lubricants and Greases Supply Chain Benchmarking.

For over 30 years PIMS® has been benchmarking the supply chain of lubricants and greases plant operations. Currently our project covers over 50% of the global annual throughput. Hence it has become the industry standard for assisting companies in optimising their supply chain by learning from appropriate comparisons. To find out more about the project in detail, please have a look on our brochure.

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Use cases.

  • Set optimum manning levels, batch sizes, quality control
  • Reduce complexity by specialising plants by product group
  • Investigate mix of preventative vs reactive maintenance
  • Improve management of slops and losses.
  • Find the right balance between lean inventory and  rapid delivery promise
  • Measures to improve overall equipment effectiveness (OEE)
  • Investigate benefits of simplifying range of products/packs/raw materials
  • Reduce lead times and increase flexibility of production planning.
  • Use of third-party facilities or contractors for tedious but straightforward tasks
  • Non-production activities: Catering, cleaning, security, routine manual tasks.
  • Complexity drivers: Small batches, unusual packs, remote warehouses.
  • Consider use of QC lab to test third-party items.
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Objectives & Benefits

PIMS® provides effective and objective benchmarking, known for thorough data collection and validation, rigorous analysis, and insightful answers. The programme identifies:

  • Strengths and weaknesses versus strategic peers
  • Process optimisation opportunities
  • Portfolio optimisation opportunities

Performance and complexity drivers PIMS® provides a stimulus for change based on clear evidence versus real competitors (under strict confidentiality).

 

Science & Methods

PIMS® takes into account the scale, complexity, and configuration of a plant to formulate their:

  • Complexity profile and its impact on unit cost
  • Quartile position against regional and global peers
  • Performance against other plants with similar operational lay outs using look-alike peer analysis

Phases & Steps

  1. Define key data, set time table.
  2. Kick-off workshop.
  3. Data assembly and validation.
  4. Deep dive report preparation.
  5. Results workshop and action planning.
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Our repeated participation in the PIMS benchmarking study has been one of the most successful decisions we have taken.

Plant Manager, Independent Lubricant Manufacturer, Iberia

PIMS is a critical enabler to highlighting areas of competitive advantage by site and operating area, making transparent our real performance against internal and external comparators.

Operational Excellence Lead, Global Major, USA

For the first time we have a clear picture of where our competitive position is on costs. This will lead to actions to improve our position.

Plant Manager, Independent Lubricant Manufacturer, Germany

Our participation in the PIMS Benchmarking study has literally forced us to measure business areas that were previously overlooked, and has given a clear indication of the strengths and vulnerabilities in our operations. The study has provided our personnel with a deeper and stronger knowledge of their respective operations and made them more accountable over their own results.

Plant Manager, Independent Lubricant Manufacturer, South America

PIMS helps to bring about change by providing a common language between operating units, showing priority areas of focus, setting targets and surfacing ideas for improvement. PIMS facilitates an excellent benchmarking process and builds cost consciousness.

Global Manufacturing Excellence Manager, Global major, USA

PIMS helps to bring about change by providing a common language between operating units, showing priority areas of focus, setting targets and surfacing ideas for improvement. PIMS facilitates an excellent benchmarking process and builds cost consciousness.

Global Manufacturing Excellence Manager, Independend Lubricant Manufacturer, Germany

PIMS benchmarking has greatly aided our continuous improvement. It guides us from our current status to our desired goals.

Supply Chain Manager, Independent manufacturer, Portugal
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