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Case Studies

  FIELD HELPS CUSTOMER REPLACE CRIB STYLE REPLENISHMENT SYSTEM

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Fastener VMI Program Overhaul

OVERHAUL OF CLIENT'S VMI PROGRAM YIELDS COST SAVINGS OF $50,000 Challenge Looking to improve on-time delivery, and reduce customer involvement and time needed to manage their hardware VMI program, a prospective customer elected to engage in discussions with Field. Inefficiencies with on-site scanning and replenishment, and overall organization of the program were weak. This led to parts hoarding ...

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KANBAN System

PART REDESIGN AND PROCURMENT IMPROVEMENT YIELDS TOTAL SAVINGS OF $206,500 Challenge During a technical line review of a customer’s facility, the Field team worked with the director of purchasing to identify cost-reduction opportunities among high-volume parts. One element in particular drew their attention: a stainless steel window hardware part.

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Smarter VMI

FIELD EXECUTED A SEAMLESS TRANSITION AND REDUCED PROCUREMENT TIME BY 90% Challenge A manufacturer of signaling devices had a muddled VMI system in place that had excessive inventory levels yet daily stock outs. The supplier had a 8,000 sq/ft in-plant store onsite that was taking up valuable production floor space. The damage included 1,500 part numbers in over 5,000 bins and 55 VMI stocking ...

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Vendor Managed Inventory

Challenge A customer came to the Field team in a panic. A line had gone down due to a part shortage from another supplier, and they needed additional inventory ASAP. Field was able to source this special part within hours, and the lines were back up and running that afternoon. But that was just the start.

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