Decouple Companies, TOC (CCPM & MTO)
Salvador Pena, Business Consultant, Mexico
Hi Gene, I think you have a typical problem of manufacturing companies that are handled with the concepts of local optima and I see you have a clear picture of it.
I recommend as a first step to decouple
the issue of the poor quality of the CAD drawings and view both parts of the organization as a separate company:
- The first company is dedicated to projects (TOC-CCPM, Critical Chain Project Management) where what they do is to create high quality CAD drawings, at this point I suggest putting a validation mechanism where it can be verified that the CAD drawings are correct before going to the next step or company (full kit).
- Once we ensure that the CAD drawings are sufficiently good and meet the minimum requirements and are not delivering with poor quality to the next department, then we can move to the second company that is dedicated to produce high quality goods based on CAD drawings (TOC-MTO) of the first company.
Inside the entire company I suggest you change the bonuses
from being based on local optimum to being based on global optimum, and a good way to do it is that the entire work cell that contributes to the creation of a single finished product is rewarded with these bonuses.
I hope these tips help you. Greetings. Salvador.