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ORGANIZATIONAL INFORMATION  < back
Company Parr Instrument Company    
Location Moline - United States.
Company Contact   Ms. Stacey A. Moon
Source of Reference 

APICS 1996 Constraint Management Symposium

IMPLEMENTATION INFORMATION
Name Parr Instrument Company
Location Moline, IL United States
Industry Segment Industrial equipment/machinery
Number of employees 70
Implementation Date 1995
Markets and Company Share Design, manufacture and sell laboratory instruments and apparatus.
Products Reactors, Calorimeters, Pressure Vessels, etc.
Type of operation Engineering/Design, Manufacturing, Retail
Systems in use Not selected
WHAT WAS DONE?  
TOC Applications DBR, TP applications
WHO DID THE WORK?  
TOC Experts involved  Jeff Wood -
RESULTS OF IMPLEMENTATION
IMPLEMENTATION RESULTS  
Inventory Decrease Reduced WIP 60%
On-time performance
From 60-70%
To 95-98%+
Percent improvement 30%
Lead times
Percent improvement 50% plus
Brief summary Improvement in each product line: For pressure reactors, lead times shrunk by 50% and on-time improved from 48% to 95%; For Calorimeters, lead times reduced by more than 50% and on-time improved from 70% to 98%; For service parts lead times reduced from 7 days to 2days and on-time improved from 65% to 97%. WIP reduced by 60%.