Background and Challenges
An organization was experiencing some difficulties:
The company asked Tefen's help to solve these issues.
Tools and Methodologies
Tefen has identified the need to implement the Kanban materials management system across several areas within the organization:
• AD, CCD, QC, PBC, CST labs and MFG Suites
• Total of 15+ storage locations
As a result of Tefen's help throughout this project, the Kanban system was successfully implemented of in all locations. Moreover, the following goals were achieved:
• Freed-up end-user time to focus on value-added work
• Opened up space in various work areas
• Optimized inventory levels
Estimated Impact (PBC Labs Red Tag Event)
The estimated impact of the project on the organization resulted in the following data:
200 square foot (sq ft) of surface area cleared. Supplies: 30 types - 50 units total *
Equipment: 39 types - 105 units total *
* Not overstock inventory – will not be used.
Estimated Impact (AD Red Tag Day)
AD Team (ex. BioAssay):
Approximately 80 sq ft of surface area cleared
Over $10,000 in supplies cleared
*Will not be returned- To be used eventually, depleted.
Estimated Impact (QC Impact)
Over $20,336 in supplies cleared:
As a result of the project, the work space became cleaner and organized. This helped the scientists to move around and locate items easily.
Summary of Benefits
Proper allocation of time & resources required