How can the capacity for inventory management be significantly reduced while increasing performance at the same time?
“The Navy was looking for a consultant with whom they could brainstorm in confidence to keep the ‘logistical saw’ sharp.”
Look for opportunities for continuous improvement in the supply chain.
Gordian improved performance within the product package. The value of inventory decreased by 4%, stock availability remained 1% above the norm and the workload within the chain decreased by 25%!
In addition to improved performance, the new planning philosophy enabled the Naval Maintenance Establishment to act more adequately in specific situations.
Better performance in the chain and a sharper organisation
The Plan-Do-Check-Act methodology led the approach. We set targets for stock availability, stock value and workload in the chain. These targets formed the base for a first set of improvement activities.
Over a longer period and supported by the Naval Maintenance personnel, who were required for their specific product and organisational knowledge, Gordian managed a substantial product range. Gordian reported on its progress to management on a monthly basis and continually initiated actions to increase performance.