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Lean Supply Chain Case Studies
If you are in the supply chain and distribution industry, you might consider implementing lean to boost productivity to meet the increase in demand. Furthermore, Lean methodology provides solutions for issues, such as warehouse space, rising inventory costs, and poor on-time in-full delivery (OTIF). TMX Lean Solutions are devoted to improving your distribution business, such as the ones mentioned in the following lean supply chain case studies.
Lean Supply Chain Examples
Over four generations, Holleys has risen to the mountaintop of distributors of specialty foods in the UK region. It is one of the best Lean supply chain case study examples. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Holleys Fine Foods experienced a spike in demand for its products due to a rise in customer orders. With their current configurations, they could not manage to pick the products fast enough.
TMX Lean Solutions conducted an assessment of their picking capabilities and warehouse. Within a short period, our consultant was able to:
- Condense a traditional Lean implementation
- Boost productivity to cater to the rise in demand.
- Hazchem Safety
Hazchem Safety is a supreme supplier of safety clothing and equipment for the handling and transport of hazardous goods in Brackley, UK. For 40 years, the company has provided a wide range of clothing personal protective as well as ADR signs equipment.
While the company was experiencing rapid growth, it was facing a reduction in available warehouse space, a fast rise in inventory costs, and poor on-time in full delivery (OTIF).
TMX Lean Solutions consultant aided the Hazchem Safety team bounce back from their predicament, to boasting:
- An increase in sales
- A reduction in inventory
- An improvement in OTIF
- SCHÜTZ DSL
SCHÜTZ DSL is a critically acclaimed leader in reusable industrial packaging around Australia and South East Asia. It is another good Lean supply chain example. The company is responsible for manufacturing and supplying the famous SCHÜTZ ECOBULK Intermediate Bulk Containers (IBCs), large plastic drums, and a variety of packaging products and services.
When TXM was tasked to provide solutions, the company was struggling with excess stock that caused demurrage charges. It had manual processes which were opaque, space was running out, and morale and productivity were dropping due to poor housekeeping. This led to an increase in employee dissatisfaction on site as well as higher staff turnover.
TXM worked with SCHÜTZ DSL in implementing efficiencies and effective processes, resulting into:
- 40% inventory reduction
- 30% finished goods inventory reduction
- 50% increase in output per shift
- Significant improvement in housekeeping
- The workload in planning and materials reduced significantly
- Reduction in lead time on most products to a day
- Elimination of Demurrage costs and reduction in airfreight of components
- Shortages reduced significantly
- Significant improvements in culture and morale
TMX Lean Solutions For Supply Chain and Distribution
Following the above Lean supply chain case studies, TMX Solution Lean Solutions can improve several aspects of your distribution business from any corner of the globe. Did you know that TXM is also present in the UK? Contact us to get in touch with our highly experienced and dedicated consultants.