Kirloskar Oil Engines Ltd: Accelerating New Product Development (NPD)
By focusing on enabling flow of projects in the New Product Development funnel using the principles of TOC rather than tracking individual projects, KOEL crashed lead-time of projects!
Agile Supply Chain Enabled By TOC At Godrej Material Handling Equipment
GODREJ-Material Handling Equipment, India's largest lift truck Manufacturer, adopted Theory of Constraints framework with the help of Vector Consulting Group to revamp its operations to enable it to better meet customer expectations. The company discusses this journey
KOEL : Implementing TOC For Rapid Engine Delivery
Leveraging TOC principles with the help of Vector, Kirloskar Oil Engines Ltd. created a significant edge over competition, when they offered one week assured delivery to the customers! Mr. Sanjeev Nimkar (Vice President & Business Head) presents this case study at the 2015 TOCICO conference in Cape Town, South Africa.
Kirloskar Oil Engines Ltd (PGBU) - Rapid Engine Delivery – Four Weeks To One Week
Senior management at Kirloskar Oil Engines Ltd.(KOEL), their suppliers and dealers discuss the benefits of moving away from a forecast-based model to consumption-based operations. KOEL is now not only able to offer guaranteed deliveries in ONE WEEK (industry standard is four-six weeks) but have also reaped several financial and operational benefits.
Increasing productivity while reducing lead time in manufacturing
Many auto companies claim to have minimum inventory, but most also suffer from acute shortages, frequent expediting, and the need for continuous production rescheduling. International Tractors Limited moved away from a forecast-based model to an end-to-end pull-replenishment based model to overcome these issues and ensure near-perfect availability of components while reducing inventory in the entire value chain.
Fleetguard Filters: Ten Years Of TOC Implementation
Fleetguard Filters Ltd. implemented the principles of Theory Of Constraints company-wide to achieve phenomenal improvements in financial and operational performance. This video describes their ten-year journey of excellence which won them several national and international recognitions.
Transforming Tata Motors Spares Supply Chain Using Theory Of Constraints
Tata Motors Spares CVBU partnered with Vector Consulting Group to harness the power of Theory Of Constraints in order to build agility and excellence in its service by transforming its large and highly complex supply chain network from a forecasting based system to pull replenishment. The company discusses this journey and its remarkable results in this video.
VIP: De-Stressing Supply Chain And Sales With TOC
VIP Industries Ltd. is India’s largest and a leading luggage manufacturer in the world. The company partnered with Vector to help grow the top-line and bottom-line of the company by using TOC way of thinking. View this video to see how high stress is not necessarily a condition for outstanding performance, instead it is a major obstacle!
Bajaj Electricals Ltd. – Creating A New Benchmark In Consumer Goods Distribution
After implementing a ‘pull’ based distribution solution, Bajaj has created a distribution highway that reaches out every week to more than 200,000 retailers
Bajaj Electricals Ltd. : Turning Around The Engineering And Projects Business
In spite of a highly uncertain environment, Bajaj Electricals now not only delivers large projects faster but it has also done so while consistently improving financial results!
Godrej Electricals & Electronics : Rapid Execution Of Infrastructure Projects
In this video, senior management of Godrej Electricals and Electronics, discuss the real problem facing their industry and explain how a thrust on execution vis-à-vis their erstwhile focus on supply billing, helped turn around this struggling business.
Pratibha Syntex Ltd : Transforming Textile & Garment Manufacturing Business Using TOC
Find out how Pratibha turned around from being a business struggling to survive to a profitable one that offers one of the shortest lead-times and highest reliability to customers.
Mr. Arvind Balaji, President ACMA, Launches the Book 'Apparent in Hindsight' Authored by Vector Consulting Group
‘Apparent in Hindsight’ was launched by Mr. Arvind Balaji, President ACMA, during ACMA’s (Automotive Components Manufacturers Association) western region meet, in Pune.
Vector Consulting Group With KOEL (Kirloskar Oil Engines Limited) Wins 2015 AMCF Spotlight Awards for Value & Excellence in Management Consulting
Vector Consulting Group bags the AMCF Spotlight Award for the Second Year in a row in the supply chain category at New York city
Fighting Fakes in Auto Parts
If you own car or bike, at some point in time, it will go in for repairs and maintenance. At that point in time the mechanic may replace one or few of the parts
2015 AMCF Spotlight Awards Finalists
The AMCF finalists were chosen by an independent panel of judges who assessed the quality of each submission and rigorously evaluated them against detailed selection criteria
Vector Consulting Group Hires from IIM-A, XLRI and ISB
Vector Consulting Group, the largest and fastest growing management consulting company in the space of Theory of Constraints (TOC) in India, has recruited from premier institutes like XLRI, IIM-A and ISB campuses in the recently concluded placement season for 2015
How to become your OEM's favourite supplier
Tier 1 suppliers of the auto industry claim that they fulfill more than 90% of the orders of the OEMs on a monthly basis. The OEMs, however, complain that the supplies are highly unreliable
The Threat of E-tailers! How do you over come?
E-tailers, with their astronomical valuation figures, are all the rage these days. The daily papers are full of stories of unprecedented funding figures
CCI directives - not necessarily bad news for OEMs
The Competition Commission of India’s (CCI) recent penalty on a few car manufacturers for what it calls “restrictive and anti-competitive trade practices” may be perceived as a disagreeable reprimand to the auto industry.
Wholesalers on pull replenishment, an oxymoron?
How are the ‘theories’ presented in these books that are studied in classrooms applicable
Companies resort to Theory of Constraints to stay ahead in the game
Godrej & Boyce has 15 different businesses under it, from appliances to furniture and security systems.
A spare parts strategy for OEMs in the automobile sector
Competition Commission of India has recently come down heavily on a majority of car manufacturers in India for restrictive and anti-competitive trade practices
In search of the Silver Bullet
Most discrete manufacturing plants struggle with maintaining good on-time delivery performance. Consistent on-time performance of high 90s (sticking to committed deadline) is extremely rare
Implementing Pull Systems in Mom-n-Pop Store Formats
The last week of the month is the most stressful for sales managers of consumer goods companies as they fight to conquer sales targets (not to mention the stress on the dispatch people and the channel partners)
Getting off on the right foot
As the Indian footwear industry becomes more organised, players are honing their forecasting, distribution and display skills to woo the fashion-conscious buyer
Godrej Security Solutions Wins 2014 TOCICO International Achievement Award
The company has been awarded the TOCICO International Achievement Award 2014 for sustained excellence and demonstrated results utilizing Theory of Constraints (TOC), in addition to significant contributions to the TOC community
Interview of Mr Puneet Kulraj with Indiainfoline.com
In an interview with Indiainfoline.com, Puneet talks about how ours is a recommendation-thin and implementation-thick engagement model both in terms of time and payouts
Mahindra First Choice Services (MFCS) Partners with Vector Consulting Group (VCG) to revamp its Supply Chain
Vector Consulting Group Enters Into an Engagement With Mahindra First Choice Services to Build an Agile Supply Chain Using Principles of Theory of Constraints
Retailers Dilemma: To grow rapidly or to grow cautiously?
It is relatively easier for retail chains to show rapid sales growth by opening new stores, however if there is no profit then continuing on this path of growth jeopardizes the very existence of the company.
Cashing in on Constraints
Small appliances brand Morphy Richards challenged standard industry practices by adopting the Theory of Constraints.
VIP Industries Partners with Vector Consulting Group to revamp its Supply Chain
Vector Consulting Group Enters Into an Engagement With VIP Industries to Build an Agile Supply Chain Using Principles of Theory of Constraints
World Retail Award 2013
The platform brings together the leaders of today’s global retail industry from the established market leaders to the most innovative start-ups and disruptors
Vector Consulting Group recruits from IIMs and XLRI
In the ongoing placement season of 2013, Vector plans to recruit 10 consultants from the premier institutes of the country like IIM-Ahmedabad, IIM-Bangalore and XLRI-Jamshedpur
Taking a big leap in consultancy – the VCG way
Helping companies beat downturn blues means big bucks these days, and consultants make hay as the sun still shines!
Reinventing the Bookshop
With TOC implementation, Landmark ensures high availability at low inventory across its stores, and its product mix decisions and innovations have paid off
Go with the flow
The automobile industry in India comes with a disclaimer. That the looping challenges of its component manufacturers, who supply anything from nuts and bolts to seats to the original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), puts the brakes on its ambitious plans.
Jyoti Ltd. Partners with Vector Consulting Group to Revamp its Supply Chain
Vector Consulting Group will be the implementation partner for transforming the supply chain of Jyoti Ltd. using the TOC principles. Through Theory of Constraints, Jyoti Ltd. intends to redefine paradigms of managing the multi-project environment.
Paper on "Task Prioritization Rules For Project Execution" by Vector Consulting Group gets published in IJERA
This paper provides a substantially better way to prioritize the tasks within a multi-project environment than the one currently advocated by Critical Chain Project Management and used by its practitioners
Removing supply constraints at TACSA
How Tata Automobile Corpn South Africa is tackling short-supply of spares.
Don’t know what’s holding your company back? Theory of Constraints might give you the answer
The TOC approach takes a cause-and-effect route towards establishing and exploiting the ‘weakest link’ (constraints’) within an organisation that prevents it from reaching profitability and efficiency levels well beyond its ken