A lighting product manufacturing company with a strong international presence was not satisfied with the service level and inventory results that they were obtaining. In order to achieve better results they contracted Miebach Consulting to reduce the inventory levels, increase product availability and reduce manufacturing and final customer delivery times. To do this it was necessary to revise the complete production planning process.
Analysis of demand for intermediate products and raw materials
Review of current sales and operations planning process
Reassess the supply chain department organization
Defined production strategies: Make-to-Order vs. Make-to-Stock