Project Everest

Proposed Experiment

[Proposed Experiment]: Fuel Fiji January 2019 - Supply chain using local materials and local manufacturing for Buka 5.0/5.1.

Lean Phase: Channels

 

Assumption: That it is feasible to manufacture the Bukka 5.1’s locally from locally sourced materials

  1. That the total cost of materials and manufacturing will be below $40FJD per stove.

  2. That it is possible to source sufficient materials locally to manufacture over 200 stoves per month in Fiji.

  3. That local manufacturers have the capacity to manufacture over 200 stoves a month.

 

Time Box: 3 weeks

 

Key Metrics:

  1. Cost of materials and manufacturing per stove

  2. Amount of stoves that can be manufactured

  3. Reliability of manufacturing

 

Success Criteria:

Green Light:

  • Solidify this supply chain by organising the necessary logistics to make sure that this can run outside of project months

Success Point:

  • Local manufacturers are able to manufacture the stove at less than $40FJD per stove from locally sourced materials

  • Local manufacturers are able to manufacture over 200 stoves per month

  • Local manufacturers deliver on their deadlines within one week

 

Orange Light Point

  • Local manufacturers are able to manufacture the stove at less than $40FJD per stove from local materials

  • Local manufacturers are able to manufacture between 100 - 200 stoves per month

  • Local manufacturers deliver on their deadlines between one and two weeks.

Orange Light optimise: Find alternate suppliers that can be use to supplement the use of local suppliers as the business scales to manufacture more stoves.

 

Red Light Point

  • Local manufacturers are not able to manufacture the stove at less than $40FJD per stove from local materials FJD.

  • Local manufacturers are not able to manufacture more than 100 stoves per month

  • Manufacturers are unable to deliver on deadlines within two weeks and/or do not communicate their timeline

Red Light Failure:

  1. Determine whether the following supply chains are feasible:

    1. Importing pre-cut sheet metal and manufacturing locally:

    2. Importing stoves pre-made

 

Experiment build:

 

Tasks

 

 
  • Familiarise ourselves with all materials required, and quantities required

 

 
  • Familiarise ourselves with the dimensions and assembly process?

 

 
  • Write a phone call script that asks all the right questions

 

 
 

 

  • Contact manufacturers with the purpose of determining if they have access to large amounts of stainless steel sheets and materials necessary

 

 
  • Contact any local material suppliers mentioned by manufacturers and the list on the drive

 

 
  • Visit manufacturer locations (that meet requirements) and show the current prototype

 

 
  • Work with Value prop team to evaluate a prototype from the manufacturer chosen to determine:

               - Portability

               - Test cooking time with rice

               - Weight bearing capacity (within reason, don’t test to the limit)

 

 
  • Obtain price quote for materials

 

 

  • Obtain price and timeframe from manufacturer for producing 30, 100, and 200 stoves (with materials provided)

 

 

edited on 3rd January 2019, 21:01 by Stephen Dodd

Thomas de Heus 7 months ago

If both the importing and local materials options turn out viable, which is preferred? From a direct social benefit for the Fijian economy perspective, investing into local materials is better. But imported materials may turn out to be significantly cheaper and more scalable (depending on importing costs and red tape), thus leading to greater social benefit with the stove itself due to a more viable business model.

The time box is three weeks for both the local material and imported material experiments but doesn't specify when, are you planning to run them simultaneously?

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Jess Riley 7 months ago

Status label added: Proposed Experiment

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