2020-10-06T08:44:13-04:00

Event: Component Kitting

Situation

The client produced kits of components needed for field installation of the client’s enterprise air flow management equipment. Because the incumbent vendor refused to kit components, the client was using high-skilled labor (engineers) to produce kits in-house. (more…)

2017-03-21T12:00:36-04:00

Electric Meter Manufacturer

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. (more…)

2017-03-21T12:00:40-04:00

Forklift Mast Manufacturer

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. (more…)

2017-03-21T12:00:40-04:00

Packaging Equipment Manufacturer

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. (more…)