Executive Briefings

Lean Six Sigma the Key to Turning Around Struggling Operation

Challenge: A Fortune 100 consumer product company struggled to hit target metrics for fill rates, on-time delivery, damage rates and other key distribution metrics. The company needed immediate improvements to satisfy the demands of its retail customers.

Solution: KANE leveraged its corporate-wide commitment to Lean Six Sigma methodologies to turn around the operations. A Continuous Improvement Manager and Six Sigma Manager were added and multiple projects were initiated to attack each of the critical problem areas. There was an aggressive shift toward a more participatory management culture and floor-level warehouse staff took an active part in Kaizen events and problem solving.

Results: Within four months, major improvements occurred in all key areas of operation:
• Productivity rose 40% • Fill rates went from 99.3% to 99.7% • Load ready time went from 70% to 94.9%

About the Solution Provider: Kane Is Able is a third-party logistics provider that helps manufacturers and their retail customers efficiently and effectively distribute goods throughout the United States. KANE’s value-added logistics services include retail consolidation, shared distribution, workforce management, and transportation solutions.

Web: www.kaneisable.com

Email: info@kaneisable.com

Phone: 888-356-KANE

Solution: KANE leveraged its corporate-wide commitment to Lean Six Sigma methodologies to turn around the operations. A Continuous Improvement Manager and Six Sigma Manager were added and multiple projects were initiated to attack each of the critical problem areas. There was an aggressive shift toward a more participatory management culture and floor-level warehouse staff took an active part in Kaizen events and problem solving.

Results: Within four months, major improvements occurred in all key areas of operation:
• Productivity rose 40% • Fill rates went from 99.3% to 99.7% • Load ready time went from 70% to 94.9%

About the Solution Provider: Kane Is Able is a third-party logistics provider that helps manufacturers and their retail customers efficiently and effectively distribute goods throughout the United States. KANE’s value-added logistics services include retail consolidation, shared distribution, workforce management, and transportation solutions.

Web: www.kaneisable.com

Email: info@kaneisable.com

Phone: 888-356-KANE