EY and P&G alliance

EY and P&G help organizations achieve higher levels of manufacturing performance by improving their end-to-end supply chain operations strategy to grow and optimize their business. Throughout our 10+ year relationship we’ve created over 400 smart factories with US$15b in savings.

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    • Prioritizing Employee and Operational Health with IWS

      The COVID-19 pandemic forced countless companies to rethink how they work in order to optimize productivity as well as employee wellbeing. Fortunately, one dairy co-op was already making progress in several areas prior to the pandemic through an EY-led implementation of P&G’s Integrated Work System (IWS).

      By maintaining IWS philosophies of zero loss and 100% employee ownership during pandemic times, the dairy co-op was able to establish resiliency among both employees and processes. As a result, the company achieved record results in both delivery and profits in 2020 while demonstrating it can withstand even the most challenging situations.

    • Powering Efficiency and Profitability with IWS

      Following a six-year span of acquisitions, a dairy manufacturer founds itself struggling to optimize its robust manufacturing footprint. With a need to meet rising demand and deliver a return on their series of investments, they needed to look inward to find new process efficiencies that could both improve output and cut costs.

      After analyzing the situation, EY identified an opportunity to achieve the manufacturer’s goals via P&G’s Integrated Work System (IWS). See how deployment in just one plant was able to deliver their desired efficiency improvements and how a system-wide rollout of IWS put them on the path to optimal efficiency and profitability.

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    • Baking In Process Efficiency via a Remote IWS Deployment

      In need of efficiency improvements across 40 North American plants, a baked goods producer looked to P&G’s Integrated Work System (IWS) for help. Unfortunately, the COVID-19 pandemic put the rollout in jeopardy as EY teams were expected to be on site for this phase of the implementation. With a decision to make between delaying implementation or doing it 100% remotely, the baked goods producer chose to move full steam ahead.

      Despite the nonstandard approach, EY mobilized quickly using the playbook from previous successful remote client engagements. With the help of newly installed on-site software and cameras and EY’s Smart Deployment Console (SDC), the producer was able to go live within the standard 13-week implementation timeline and realize immediate results.

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    Our solutions

    Despite ongoing investments in supply chain and manufacturing excellence programs companies are struggling to achieve a sustainable breakthrough in their performance and productivity. EY and P&G have combined their supply chain and manufacturing excellence capabilities to bring a significantly different approach to attaining improved supply chain performance and higher levels of manufacturing reliability.

    What will operational excellence look like in your organization's future?

    Improved manufacturing reliability

    P&G’s Integrated Work Systems (IWS) is a proprietary way of improving manufacturing reliability, reducing costs and elevating productivity. IWS is a disruptive way of working predicated on two primary principles: 

    • A drive to zero losses 
    • 100 percent employee ownership 

    End-to-end supply chain synchronization

    P&G’s Supply Network Operations (SNO) is a proprietary set of tools and enablers that offers an integrated approach to supply chain transformation. The methodology extends from supplier to customer and enables an integrated approach to supply chain planning, warehousing and logistics, and customer service. 

    The EY and P&G alliance combines IWS and SNO capabilities with EY’s global supply chain and manufacturing performance improvement experience, and P&G certified consultants, to help clients make sustainable improvements in their manufacturing and transform their end to end supply chain. 

    • IWS

      P&G’s Integrated Work System (IWS) is a proprietary way of improving manufacturing reliability, reducing costs and elevating productivity. IWS is a disruptive way of working predicated on two primary principles: the drive to zero losses and 100 percent employee ownership. The EY and P&G alliance combines the Integrated Work System with the global EY manufacturing performance improvement experience and P&G certified consultants to help clients improve performance via sustainable change and transformation.

      • Smart Factory

        The smart factory can help manufacturers improve performance in a dynamic, digital world.

        As digital disruption cuts deeper and becomes more pervasive, the pressure on manufacturers to achieve and sustain higher levels of performance continues to intensify. Manufacturers know that they need to transform their operations to compete and grow in the coming years, and that the smart factory is the path to that future.

        The smart factory is an environment in which cyber-physical systems monitor the physical processes of the factory, provide analysis, and automate or support controls and decision-making to improve manufacturing efficiency and effectiveness. By boosting overall equipment effectiveness (OEE), the smart factory can help manufacturers increase revenue and defer capital investment. It also can improve workforce productivity and morale, and substantially reduce operational costs.

        • SNO

          SNO offers a comprehensive suite of know-how combined with a proven transformation methodology to accelerate integrated supply chain transformation across Planning, Distribution, Logistics, and Customer Service. This includes:

          • Supply Chain Foundations, which provide core foundations for Supply SNO processes, including organizational design, work systems, and foundational work processes and roles.
          • Advanced tools and automation, which offers innovative techniques to enhance or automate existing work processes 
          • The Run-to-Target (RTT) Transformation Accelerator provides deployment methodology to achieve rapid results and create sustainable change by empowering the workforce. 

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