KARLEE Company Inc, Garland, Texas, manufacturer of precision sheet metal and machined components, won the Malcolm Baldrige Quality Award in 2000: KARLEE measures its inventory "turns" to determine how quickly and efficiently its inventory is used to get a finished product. Generally, higher turnover rates are better than storing excess inventory. From 1995 to 1999, the company improved its inventory turns from 9.2 to 15.9. In 1999, KARLEE attained raw goods turns of 13.1 and work in progress...

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