Farming & Agriculture

G&D Integrated worked with a global-leader in agricultural equipment manufacturing to help improve material flow and accuracy to support growth. This manufacturer has powered agriculture for more than 160 years and is committed to collaborating with its customers to develop the most powerful, productive, reliable equipment designed to meet today’s agricultural challenges.

The Issues:

  • Struggling to meet increased demand
  • Facility, equipment and personnel constraints
  • Lack of visibility
  • Lack of timely reporting

The Solutions:

  • G&D Integrated established a Lean Manufacturing Program Office
    • Resources to support cycle counting
    • Revamped material storage location system
    • Implemented barcode transaction reporting

The Results:

  • Improved inventory location and record accuracy avoiding need for plant shutdown and wall to wall physical inventory
  • Improved material handling productivity by 10%
  • Reduced material pick time by 66%