Executive Briefings

CPG Company Applies 'Lean Principles' - Trims Processes, Gains $85K

Challenge: Our client, a consumer packaged goods company, had struggled to incorporate a holistic view of its manufacturing and distribution capabilities. In 2009, the client partnered with LeanCor to help it start applying lean principles in efforts to make product when and where needed.

Solution: During the last two years we provided support with a total delivered cost model, lean training, scorecard process improvement, and best practice sharing on a variety of lean topics. Historically, the factories produced in shift increments based on a monthly forecast and only prioritized critical items within the month. The pilot enabled the client to run smaller batch sizes more frequently, based on a weekly forecast for three items and expand to twelve items.

Results: The client captured more than $85,000 in phase one by reducing cross shipments and cycle inventory. The client still has work ahead, but is optimistic with LeanCor's continued support and leadership.

About the Solution Provider: LeanCor Supply Chain Group is the only Third-Party Logistics (3PL) provider wholly dedicatedtolean logistics.LeanCor designs, implements, and manages the flow of materials and information throughout the supply chain. Services include lean logistics engineering, transportation management, warehousing and facility management, lean training, and lean supply chain consulting.

Web: www.LeanCor.com

Email: lc_info@leancor.com

Phone: 859-283-9933

Solution: During the last two years we provided support with a total delivered cost model, lean training, scorecard process improvement, and best practice sharing on a variety of lean topics. Historically, the factories produced in shift increments based on a monthly forecast and only prioritized critical items within the month. The pilot enabled the client to run smaller batch sizes more frequently, based on a weekly forecast for three items and expand to twelve items.

Results: The client captured more than $85,000 in phase one by reducing cross shipments and cycle inventory. The client still has work ahead, but is optimistic with LeanCor's continued support and leadership.

About the Solution Provider: LeanCor Supply Chain Group is the only Third-Party Logistics (3PL) provider wholly dedicatedtolean logistics.LeanCor designs, implements, and manages the flow of materials and information throughout the supply chain. Services include lean logistics engineering, transportation management, warehousing and facility management, lean training, and lean supply chain consulting.

Web: www.LeanCor.com

Email: lc_info@leancor.com

Phone: 859-283-9933