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ORGANIZATIONAL INFORMATION  < back
Company Iscor Division Iscor Refractories
Location Olifantsfontein - South Africa.
Source of Reference 

Theory Of Constraints Symposium, June 1998 Conference Proceedings

IMPLEMENTATION INFORMATION
Name Iscor
Location Olifantsfonstein South Africa
Industry Segment Primary Metals
Implementation Date 1997
Markets and Company Share Metallurgical applications in Steel, Copper and Platinum smelting; aluminium manufacture and others
Products Refractory bricks, refractory concretes, fluxes, assemblies and many special custom applications
WHAT WAS DONE?  
TOC Applications CC, DBR, TP applications
Software implemented None
Processes Production, factory rebuild
RESULTS OF IMPLEMENTATION
IMPLEMENTATION RESULTS  
Inventory Decrease RM reduced 30%; WIP reduced 60%
PROJECT PAYBACK  
Months to first visible results
Six months
OTHER BENEFITS  
Lead times
Percent improvement 60%
Brief summary Largest rotary kiln unexpectedly went down for major rebuild and repair of support rollers. Using CC, rebuild project completed in record 10 days VS original estimate of 21 days. In production, lead times have been reduced 60%, WIP is down 60%, RM is down 30% and past dues are at all time low.