A major aircraft engine manufacturing company had just put thousands of hours of work into a designing a new production system that would affect all of its manufacturing plants. With dozens of plants spread over 20 countries, all working towards its $25 billion in annual revenue, the operalization of this new system would have a major impact on the company’s future.
While the manufacturing company had finalized every detail of its production system, the Subject Matter Experts who had created the production system had spent hours trying to put together a PowerPoint presentation that best represented their new system. Despite their best efforts, the presentation was ineffective, and they concluded that they did not have the tools to convey their production system in a clear and engaging way. Not only was the information they needed to convey extremely complex, but the amount of information varied from each stakeholder in their supply chain. Some stakeholders, like plant managers, needed wide and far-reaching information, while others, like production-line employees, needed the information to narrow and specific.
The manufacturing company asked Applied Learning to develop with them a visual narrative complete with not only clear communication, but also flexibility between stakeholders. These rigorous demands were accompanied by an urgent deadline; the company had already scheduled roll-out meetings with plant managers and other key decision-makers within the supply chain.