Operations

Inventory

Case Study: How One Customer Saved Big by Optimizing Inventory

8/2/17
Grainger Editorial Staff

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THE ISSUE

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.

THE OPPORTUNITY

  • Identify opportunities for improvement and savings
  • Leverage enterprise resource planning (ERP) system for inventory management

The Solution

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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