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ORGANIZATIONAL INFORMATION  < back
Company Binney & Smith Division Crayola Crayons
Location Easton - United States.
Company Contact   Daniel Tretter, Manager - Ops and Systems Planning
Source of Reference 

National Productivity Review, Spring 1993, pp 183-191

IMPLEMENTATION INFORMATION
Name Crayola Crayons
Location Easton, PA United States
Industry Segment Other
Implementation Date 1990
WHAT WAS DONE?  
TOC Applications DBR
Software implemented None
Processes All
RESULTS OF IMPLEMENTATION
IMPLEMENTATION RESULTS  
Inventory Decrease Reduced by 80%
PROJECT PAYBACK  
Months to first visible results
90 days
OTHER BENEFITS  
Lead times
Percent improvement 70% to 80%
Brief summary In less than a year, cycle times were reduced 70 to 80%; WIP inventory reduced over 80%, run sizes reduced 70 to 80% and setup reduced 30 to 60%