May 12, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Health News
WCI Consulting has walked away with the top prize in the ‘Best Private Sector Project’ category at this year’s MCA Management Awards. The accolade followed the completion of its successful project to improve the manufacturing and planning process at Eurosilicone, a world leader in plastic surgery technology and surgical marketing, resulting in increased daily production by 100 per cent.

After its acquisition by US healthcare company, MediCor Ltd, Eurosilicone faced dramatically increased demand to supply direct customers. But, its planning processes were ill equipped to deal with demand for increased volume and greater service levels.

WCI Consulting engaged in a nine-month programme with Eurosilicone to implement lean manufacturing, as well as new, simple and effective planning processes. This resulted in an increase of daily production by 100 per cent and a reduction in back orders by 66 per cent. Lead-time was also reduced by 20 per cent and the production yield increased by 40 per cent.

Patrick O’Leary, président directeur général at Eurosilicone commented, “WCI has helped us transform a small company into a world class manufacturing company. Every facet of manufacturing has improved from yield, price per unit, work flow, response time, headcount, efficiency of operations and in a manner that is scaleable for a seasonal variance in demand and for the future. This award is thoroughly deserved.”

WCI Consulting not only walked away with the top overall award in the ‘Best Private Sector Project’ but also won the first place award in the ‘Operational Performance’ category.

Jim Tizzard, managing director of WCI Consulting explains, “We’re delighted to be picking up these two prestigious awards. It’s thoroughly rewarding to be recognised for our work at Eurosilicone as delivery of tangible results speaks volumes for the strength of our teams and approach. WCI is celebrating its 21st birthday in 2007 and these awards are a great recognition of what we are capable of in Europe and the US.“

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About WCI www.wcigroup.com

WCI is a management consultancy focused on areas where it is expert. It combines a 20-year track record with excellence in technology and expertise in implementing lean processes to simplify what you do. It focus areas include Life Sciences, Healthcare, Construction, Aerospace and Defence and Utilities.

WCI’s approach leverages cross industry best practice and addresses key client challenges such as cost effective and future ready drug safety, implementing payment by results processes and applications, construction project portfolio management, introduction of lean aerospace and defence after-market processes and increasing operational efficiency.
Based in the UK with offices in the USA, its clients include Pfizer, NHS Direct, Atkins, Rolls-Royce and Scottish Power.