Engineering & Automotive Manufacturing
Case Studies

We tailor each project specifically to your requirements to ensure we get the best mix of people for your needs. We can draw from our own manufacturing and supply chain operations where we have a number of dedicated people who have decades of combined know-how.

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Enabling change for a troubled global tier-one automotive supplier

As well as failing to meet customer requirements on time and in full, significant costs were being incurred. Our client faced a significant challenge to regain normal status in order to de-risk their relationship with the customer, secure future revenue, improve efficiency and reduce waste.

Helping an iconic car maker improve supplier performance in time for a new launch

The launch of a new car from this famous specialist manufacturer was being put at risk by several complex issues that had arisen within their supply chain. There was an urgent need to recover the situation and this would demand a range of both engineering and logistics skills.

Providing the extra help to manage the supply chain for a new car launch

Success would depend on rapidly gaining extra help with the management and support of the critical suppliers to ensure that their capacity and quality would meet the launch requirements for all components.

Reducing errors in Plant and Instrumentation diagrams

A leading power generation design company required assistance in improving their process of creating Plant and Instrumentation (P&I) diagrams.

Our challenge was to help the client find a standard way of producing P&I diagrams that would overcome these problems.

Delivering a Global Performance Improvement Programme for ESAB

This leading manufacturer of welding products was facing increasing global competition.

The challenge for us was to help them design and implement a Lean Programme across more than ten factories in six countries around the world.

Helping a major UK & European FMCG company to reduce costs and become more competitive

A major supplier of personal care products to the UK and European retail sector had a pressing need to improve supply chain performance. 

Unipart helped the client design, develop and execute a major supply chain transformation programme. 

Working within a major OEM: engaging teams to increase productivity on a complex, highly variable product range

This major Original Equipment Manufacturer produces vehicles with a large number of customer-facing options and extras; a high complexity product with a particularly high degree of variation. Facing issues with quality, cost and productivity (needing to effectively balance cycle times to customer demand), the manufacturer sought to put an ambitious programme into action.

Sustainable improvement in supplier performance for low-volume, high-complexity manufacturing

Our client, a Prime Manufacturing Contractor, is a specialist in low-volume, high-complexity marine systems manufacturing. Long and failed supplier lead-times are a long-term challenge due to a lack of visibility.

The client was looking to create better supply chain relationships in order to improve capability.