THE CEO OF A TOP NORTH AMERICAN supplier of vitamin supplements wanted to develop a set of resources that would allow greater transparency and better decision making throughout the organization. The main focus was to improve the organization’s forecasting and balancing supply to demand. Both of these factors were responsible for a recent trend of excess inventory in the company’s supply chain.
The CEO decided to enlist the help of Proudfoot.
- A collaborative analysis determined clear opportunities to assure the supply chain was operating to its true potential.
- The supply chain operated in silos, which contributed to poor planning and excess overtime.
- Workarounds, frequent rework and poor scheduling were also causing significant delays.
- Forecasting and production planning flaws generated a surplus of inventory, which had an adverse effect on the client’s working capital.