19/07/2021 – New White Paper from Cimteq
Profitable wire and cable operations
Cimteq, software provider to the global wire and cable manufacturing industry, has released a white paper entitled: “Profitable Wire & Cable Operations”.
The paper, written by industry expert Bill Pearson, highlights examples of best practice that, if applied, would have a positive impact on profitability. It also outlines a roadmap for the application of digital tools and systems that together create strategic, competitive advantage from operations and ensure a timely payback.
Bill Pearson said: “If the desired profitability is to be achieved consistently, the seamless integrations of product design and effective operational management should be a prerequisite for any plant. Digital tools such as Cable Builder Enterprise allow for faster more accurate designs and quotations, and the highly efficient operational processes achieved by implementing Cable MES enable informed business decision making, planning and estimating.”
Furthermore, the paper addresses the need to create an effective competitive strategy and a robust marketing strategy whilst optimising supply chain opportunities.
You can download the White Paper on the Cimteq website: https://cimteq.com/en/portfolio/profitable-wire-and-cable-operations/
Bill Pearson MSc CEng grew up in Wire and Cable. His experience covers the full range of cable types, and he has supported manufacturing plants in Australia, Europe, and the USA. As Vice-President and Team Leader, Global Business Improvement at BICC General Cable he led a team of 20 specialists. This team, working in small groups, turned around the performance of failing plants and enhanced that of already “adequate” ones. Profitability improved significantly from the systematic and simultaneous elimination of multiple “wastes”: asset under-utilisation, poor productivity, material wastage and excessive working capital.