Cost Reduction: Defence
"One of the defining factors is the focus on working with teams across the traditional functional barriers, helping the workforce to permanently solve the everyday problems that cause delays and inefficiency" - Fleet Services Director
Defence – Engineering support for the Royal Navy
Significantly reduce the cost and duration of boat maintenance and refit time
- 40 % decrease in refit time
- £4 million reduction in yearly engineering costs
Why bring in experts in operational improvement?
The client was responsible for the maintenance, refit and overhaul of a fleet of 12 large vessels in use by the Royal Navy. Key objectives were to deliver the boats with all work complete on schedule within a defined outage period, with overall costs reducing year on year. However, direct observation of various engineering activities on the boat showed systemic delays and inefficiencies equivalent to half the overall activity. These delays were often a result of poor communication and a reluctance to challenge the existing way of doing things.
Results of the project
The boat refit time was reduced by 40 % against the historical average. This reduced time allowed for more enhancement work to be completed and an overall reduction in the through life cost of boat maintenance. The consequence of this is that projects are delivered on time, increasing vessel availability. Additionally, a 15 % increase in work delivered to the Royal Navy was seen, as well as £4 million saved in annual engineering costs.
Examples of Project Work