Framatome Mission (2018)

“I would like to thank DataPowa for the quality of their service to help us optimizing our procurement & warehouse flows, in terms of results, costs and planning compliance.

- Jean-Michel Dandonneau, Purchasing/Warehouse Manager, Framatome Rugles

In 2018, DataPowa led a mission on the Framatome Rugles industrial plant (specialized in the rolling of zirconium alloy sheets and strips), with the objective to diagnose and reinforce the procurement & inventory management processes.

After a 2-day diagnosis, we built an action plan that was deployed on a 4 months period, including support, business & SAP trainings, data analysis and development of tools interfaced with SAP.

Here are the 14 actions deployed:

  1. Initial training with the inventory/procurement/purchasing team
  2. Lead times quality improvement in SAP → DataPowa Lead Times Analysis tool
  3. Improvement and standardization of inventory parameters update process → Tool developed by DataPowa
  4. Purchase order digitalization → Design and documentation of the new process
  5. New vendor chase-up process and tool → Tool developed by DataPowa
  6. OTD (On Time Delivery) measure and improvement plan →Tool developed by DataPowa
  7. Use of maintenance BOMs (Bills Of Materials) to make a link between materials and equipment → Building and injecting BOMs in SAP, based on historical usage
  8. Materials criticality definition → Documentation of the process to define the criticality and how to store the information in SAP
  9. Dead stock management → Data analysis to identify potential dead materials and prioritize the physical checks
  10. Material repair process → New Repair & Quality Control process, with a new physical layout
  11. Good issue booking digitalization → New booking tool developed by DataPowa
  12. Material creation process → Workflow procedure improvements
  13. Procurement budget follow-up → Monthly follow-up dashboard developed by DataPowa
  14. Material requirements forecast in SAP → Tests, settings & documentation of the use of PIR (Planned Independent Requirements) in SAP