CASE STUDY: Inventory Management Tools for Value


Grainger Editorial Staff

Posted: 8/17/17



An international maker of plastic packaging products needed to do a baseline analysis of its maintenance, repair and operations inventory management as a precursor to a savings plan.


• Identify opportunities for improvement and savings

• Leverage enterprise resource planning (ERP) system for inventory management


New centralized storeroom produced 54% reduction in product search and travel time. Linking maintenance, repair and operations system to ERP increased cash flow and produced significant carrying cost savings.


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