Introducing Lean within Supply Chain

Case Study: Energy and Utilities

Project Highlights

Conduct proof-of-concept Lean pilot with supply chain group

Drive business results to offset flat operating budget

Targets: Generation warehouse, fossil and nuclear purchasing

PO processes, cycle counts, material staging, standard work


Faster warehouse staging


Fewer PO variations


Items in cycle count


P-card savings


Improvement savings

Establish proof-of-concept for Lean adoption.

A diversified energy company was beginning a Lean initiative throughout its supply chain organization and wished to conduct a pilot project. The objectives of the pilot were to assess the potential benefits of fully implementing continuous improvement principles within the supply chain, build enthusiasm and support throughout the organization, and develop a go-forward implementation strategy and timeline.

Kaufman Global first assessed the organization’s readiness for change and completed opportunity identification efforts through the creation of various value stream maps. Then, improvement activities included implementing the 20 Keys® methodology for Supply Chain and Lean Daily Management System® (LDMS®) methodology, conducting Lean Leadership® workshops, and facilitating Rapid Improvement Events.

“I had already decided what we could gain out of a standardized staging process but I was wrong. I never realized the power of an event such as this – this process identified opportunities that I, or anyone else, would have never dreamed of!”

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