Concrete Block Manufacturing
The client is the first company in Azerbaijan producing cellular Autoclaved aerated concrete blocks at a high technology and on the original equipment of German company "Wehrhahn". The production capacity of the factory is 600 cubic meters of aerated concrete and 100 tons of lime per day.
The company produces porous aerated concrete and lime. Company offers a large selection of quality products from porous aerated concrete, which fully comply with standards and the standards of modern construction industry and meet the demanding requirements of contractors.
In 2013 the company signed a contract with Headstart International for the cost and process optimization of the manufacturing facility. The scope of the assignment included assessment of existing cost centers, an analysis of activities and processes and their related costs as well as an in depth analysis of staff competency levels and staff costs for different departments.
The main aim of the project was reduction of costs through improving efficiencies andredesigning processes where possible, eliminating non-value added activities as well as other cost optimization measures.
The project covered the analysis of activities starting from the extraction of raw materials such as lime and sand until the finishing and packing stage of the final product, which is, aerated concrete blocks.
The cost centers examined were extraction of raw materials, production costs in different production cost centers, logistics and transportation, sales and marketing, and other administrative departments.
The duration of the project was three months and it was successfully completed in time. The final report was submitted to the Board of Directors. The report included 66 recommendations on optimization and improvement and more than 60 were approved by the management expressing their satisfaction.
Online Platform for Selling Consumer Products
The client is a subsidiary of an international company. The client provides the biggest online portal where thousands of local sellers in Azerbaijan offer their products. The client is a fast growing company leading the online selling portals in Azerbaijan.
Headstart International provides book keeping, accounting and reporting and human resource services tothe local subsidiary in Azerbaijan. We collect the information on weekly basis and produce monthly management reports and quarterly IFRS based financial statements to be submitted to the Head Office in Germany.