New-Tech’s team participated with one of our large customers in a Kaizen event focused on eliminating waste in the supply chain.
Over a three month period, our two companies discovered and eliminated:
- two layers of temporary packaging, which were being thrown away.
- one complete round trip, where packages were loaded and unloaded (at each facility).
Besides the waste that was eliminated, we increased the throughput time and shortened lead times, making our customer more responsive to the retail market.
These efforts saved the customer 13.4%, representing over one million dollars worth of savings, annually.