Electric Meter Manufacturer

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Situation A global leading Manufacturer of Utility Meter Solutions wanted to eliminate ownership and management of Class C production components, which accounted for less than 5% of the production spend. The supplier would be measured to 100% optimal production efficiency. […]

Forklift Mast Manufacturer

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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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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. […]

Control Valves Manufacturer

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Situation A manufacturer of regulators, valves and fittings has relied on Falcon Metal as their key fastener and Class C component supplier at 3 facilities for over 15 years. One facility utilized Falcon’s VMI program and the other two facilities did purchase and release orders. In 2012 they expressed an interest in implementing a consistent VMI supplier program in all 3 facilities. They also wanted to reduce the amount invested for maintaining on-hand inventory. […]

CNC Router Manufacturer

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Situation A manufacturer of CNC Machines was buying fasteners and other Class C production parts from multiple vendors with the parts stored in a central area. Production Technicians were making many trips daily to the central storage area searching for needed parts. The lack of parts stored in common groups within the same bin caused additional time to find the needed part/s. The process to add new parts was time consuming. Accounting was dealing with numerous invoices from several vendors. […]