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Case Study

Restructuring at a Builder of Luxury Yachts

Restructuring and optimization of production


Company Details

  • The company (sales 2020/2021: 14 Mio. EUR, result: -5,4 Mio. EUR) is part of a German concern (sales 2020/2021: 122 Mio. EUR)
  • Based in France; 200 staff, 4 product lines

Situation and Challenge

  • Badly deficit-ridden, high staff fluctuation, low-level of professional training of staff
  • Inefficient, no production planning, not process-oriented, no work preparation
  • Lack of internal communication, very little integration with corporate parent

Objective and Tasks

  • Increasing performance and production capacity
  • Reduction of workhours per unit
  • Integration into group/holding HYAG

Measures and Approach

  • Introduction of group-wide system „TaktIK“, 15 minutes per day reserved for daily error detection sessions
  • Shop floor management, execution of error list „LOP“ (list of open points)
  • Setting up a blackboard showing KPIs for quality, hours, absences

Results and Achievements

  • Daily exchange between R&D and Production
  • Internal materials transport done by internal Logistics
  • Tracking KPI „Hours Per Production Phase“
  • Increase of output by more than 30 %

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