Sourcing & Evaluations  (Automotive Aftermarket)

Currently SJB provides ongoing program management for a automotive aftermarket components program. SJB’s responsibilities

included supplier evaluations and sourcing, close interfacing with the clients product, manufacturing engineering staffs and quality personnel to develop standards for the program. SJB’s background in product design and manufacturing allows for close collaborations between all disciplines.


Supplier Management  & Re-sourcing (Supplier to Tier 1 Automotive)
A key supplier (injection molder) for a automotive client was experiencing tough financial and
operational problems. The supplier was having issues with late deliveries, quality & raw material shortages resulting in restricting  their ability to meet regular production schedules. SJB was called in to effectively manage the supplier (on delivery on critical components. Working with the injection molder’s UAW staff the late deliveries were reduced, quality improved and a bank of key parts built.

In parallel, a plan was developed and finalized to support the re-sourcing of the components being manufactured by this supplier As it became evident that the tooling would be relocated, SJB provided the plan and project management for the actual physical move.
Project results: No disruptions to the client’s customers. 

                                       Relocated over 35 production, service and prototype tools, gauging and
                                       production documentation to four new locations in less than 36 hours.

                                       Continued the on site representation for the client until all financial issues were resolved.

                                       All of the clients assets at the supplier’s location was accounted for with no loss.


On Site Supplier Management (Supplier to Tier 1 Automotive)
A key supplier (castings) for a automotive Tier 1 client was experiencing quality, delivery and operational problems. The issues with late deliveries, quality, etc was resulting in restricting their ability to meet regular production schedules. SJB was able to bring to assist them meet delivery schedules and improved quality


Benchmarking (PCB Manufacturing):
Provide consulting services and project coordination related to a confidential assessment and bench marking of
alternative suppliers to provide turn-key PCB design, manufacturing, assembly and testing services (SMT & THT).
                        Project Results:   Client stayed with existing sources



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