Manufacturing is enjoying a renaissance with higher levels of investment and political will to create powerhouses with wealth creation capabilities. Over the past 40 years Bourton Group has worked with blue chip and SME manufacturers on their individual journeys to excellence.

We understand the complexities of global supply chains, through design and manufacturing processes, underpinned by Lean Six Sigma process improvement methodologies and the role of leadership and management in creating a culture of Continuous Improvement.

Case Studies

Vectura Pharmaceuticals: Leadership Development Programme

Manufacturing

Leadership skills development programme helps scientists instil performance orientated culture.

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Zodiac Aerospace: Developing Supply Chain Capability and Capacity

Manufacturing

Zodiac Seats UK designs, certifies and assembles bespoke first class, business class, and premium economy class passenger seats for major
global carriers. Zodiac Seats UK, has formed part of the Zodiac Aerospace Group since 2012. Its two production sites are in Cwmbran and Camberley.

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MetsäWood: Developing the facilitation skills of Lean Coaches and Line Managers, Building capability to support business critical improvement projects

Manufacturing

Metsä Wood supply wood-based products, systems and services to customers in the building and construction, industrial, distribution and retail sectors. The business achieved a turnover of EUR 940 million in 2011, employing about 2,900 people. It is one of the largest companies in the forest products sector in Europe.

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International: Improving Customer Service Whilst Cutting Cost

Manufacturing

Our client, a leading manufacturer and distributor of specialist paint and coatings based in the UK, is part of a major global corporation. The site that was the focus of this assignment manufactures over 20 million litres of specialist paint per year. This is distributed to stockists and end-users through seven European Regional Distribution Centres (RDC’s), all managed from the UK site.

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Working together

What we do

What we do

We provide practical, feet-on-the-ground consulting that emphasises partnership, transfer of knowledge and lasting results. At Bourton Group we utilise an Operational Excellence model that is proven to achieve excellence.

Experience

Experience

We have helped hundreds of clients, from a wide range of industries, to significantly improve their manufacturing and operational performance, as well gain maximum value from supply chains. We ensure operations and processes are configured to optimum performance; operating effectively, efficiently and to high standards of quality.

Approach

Our approach

We ensure the improvement methodology is designed around the needs of the organisation and helps to raise awareness and positively promote the need for change. We provide full on the ground support until Operational Excellence is fully embedded, while moving at pace so your organisation rapidly becomes self-sufficient.

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