LEAN Assessment Improves Flow

A leading wood flooring manufacturer brought a challenge to Transportation Insight’s LEAN supply chain consulting team to eliminate waste from its operations. The company stored 2,700 pallets of inventory in an offsite, third-party warehouse. Inventory carrying costs and warehouse rental fees were draining thousands of dollars per month from the business. The challenge was to eliminate the need for the warehouse by reducing inventory, so that it could be housed within the existing plant. Maintaining the service levels expected by the client’s customers was essential.