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.
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