Forklift Mast Manufacturer

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2017-03-21T12:00:40+00:00

Situation A global leader in design and manufacturing of Masts and front-end material handling for Industrial Lifts wanted a vendor managed inventory (VMI) solution that involved them performing the ordering and stocking service. For their goals to be achieved, this required a supplier that would effectively manage inventory at the supplier’s location, have an order entry system that worked with their system, would have material always available, use lean concepts and tools for process improvement, and ship orders promptly. […]

Packaging Equipment Manufacturer

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2017-03-21T12:00:40+00:00

Situation A manufacturer of Packaging Equipment utilizes Kanban programs for managing production components. They send automated replenishment orders to their suppliers. The orders are filled and the material is delivered to them on the specified due dates (lead-times are from 2 to 5 days depending on the supplier and the part). They utilize internal labor to; receive the parts, deliver and stock the parts in their designated locations throughout the plant. […]

Custom Trailer Manufacturer

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2017-03-21T12:00:40+00:00

Situation A Trailer manufacturer was buying a custom made screw direct from a manufacturer licensed to make the part. To meet the minimum order quantity they were buying 4 to 6 months of inventory per order. The lead-time on every order was 10 to 12 weeks. They incurred freight costs on each order, and it required up to 8 pallets of storage space. […]

Aftermarket Automotive

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2017-03-21T12:00:40+00:00

Situation An aftermarket automotive parts manufacturer provides a list of hardware items for the installation and set-up of their equipment. This was challenging and time consuming as the list of items varied with different machines. On select kits, internally they would add additional non-hardware items to the kits prior to sending to the field. […]