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CAMPING EQUIPMENT - Rationalisation of component inventories for production

CAMPING EQUIPMENT

Rationalisation of component inventories for production


CONTEXT

  • Camping equipment manufacturing plant: caravans, trailers, tents, mattresses, etc.
  • 5 main workshops: textiles, woodwork, metal work, painting and assembly
  • 2500 active component references in 1 year, for more than 300 suppliers
  • Upstream days of supply > 3 months

GOALS

  • Reduction of the average inventory value
  • Increase in the availability rate for production
  • Enhancement of procurement officers’ efficiency

TRAKER APPROACH

TRAKER APPROACH

Diagnostic
of upstream
stock

Identification
and calculation
of levers

Improvement
plan
definition

Carrying out Quick-Win actions

Project
management

Support for
implementation
of levers

Support for
modernisation of
the organisation

1,5 Month1,5 Month3,5 Months

KEY LEVERS

  • Redesign of warehouse layout and processes
  • Review of supplier logistics conditions
  • Adaptation of the Manufacturing Planning and Scheduling (MPS)
  • Redesign of parameters for Material Requirements Planning (MRP) and development of the order point
  • Review of the procurement organisation

ZOOM

As-is mapping of the upstream stock

As-is mapping of the upstream stock

Improvement plan with 5 areas of progress

Improvement plan with 5 areas of progress

Illustration of a Quick-Win on the physical inventory

Illustration of a Quick-Win on the physical inventory

BEFORE      I      Harmonisation of storage equipment      I      AFTER

RESULTS

POTENTIAL FOR SAVINGS

- 48%
in upstream inventory value

SAVINGS ACHIEVED WITH IMPLEMENTATION ACTIONS

35%
of overall savings objectives attained within 6 months

ORGANISATION & EFFICIENCY

  • Setting up an Inventory Management and Procurement Steering unit
  • Automation of procurement for 20% of line items via order points and KANBAN