Client – Confidential
Industry – Nuclear
Location – United Kingdom
Year Completed – 2020
A large scale Nuclear facility were looking to address ongoing poor visibility and planning for materials, which was leading to high material management costs and significant amount of obsolete stock being held across various warehousing sites. A core priority for the organisation was to ensure high asset availability to meet stringent safety and environmental requirements.
The basis of the project was to improve stock and spares holding of over £91 million, of which an estimated £53 million of stock was over 20 years old, taking up to about 40% of warehouse capacity.
The Optimal project team undertook a review of organisation’s materials management practices to establish the ‘As is’ state and determined the desired ‘To be’ outcome using major Systems Architecture Frameworks TOGAF 9.2 (The Open Group Architecture Framework) and SAFe (Scaled Agile Framework).
Following the analysis, Optimal delivered a Materials Management Strategy designed to provide:
Key Benefits | Outcomes
The project delivered a comprehensive Materials Management Strategy providing the following:
Since the handover of the strategy, client has established the recommended Materials Management Steering Committee through activities of which £14m worth of stock has been identified for disposal, £2.1m of which has been achieved through the first year of strategy implementation. This has helped to free up an estimated 20% of current warehousing space. The committee has also secured buy in for closedown of legacy warehouses and established plans for the fit for purpose stock holding.