Where are you in the Supply Chain?
No matter what positioned your organisation occupies within a supply chain, your productivity and performance will be influenced by your ability to manage inventory effectively in response to customer demand. Having the right product, of the right quality, in the right quantity, in the right place, at the right time, creates competitive advantage. Why not engage Lean Inventory to assist in delivering this goal.
Inventory within a manufacturing organisation can be separated into three main areas:
Raw materials (RM)
Work in progress (WIP)
Finished Goods (FG)
Each area contains inventory which is influenced differently.
WIP inventory levels are determined by manufacturing processes
RM inventory levels are influenced by purchasing decisions
FG inventory levels are determined by customer demands
Through a cross functional examination of each area and introducing efficiencies, inventory will be reduced.