A warehouse blitz in 1996 resulted in: 1) Inventory reduction from $22 million to $6 million; 2) JIT material reduced from six weeks' worth of material to two weeks' worth; 3) Work In Progress inventory reduced by more than 71%; 4) Lead time dropped by at least 73%; 5) JIT parts travel went from 11 miles to 2.2 miles, an improvement of 80%; 6) Material handler time per pickup fell from 9.7 minutes to 2.8 minutes, a 71% improvement; 7) Trash collection went from 30 trips per day (taking up...

BPIR Categories

5.5.2 Manage inventories
14.3.2 Implement an improvement approach/method/technique
5.3.6 Warehouse or store product

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