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ORGANIZATIONAL INFORMATION  < back
Company Stanley Furniture    
Location Robinsville - United States.
Company Contact   John Mercer, VP Manufacturing
Source of Reference 

Furniture Design & Manufacturing, January 1992, pp30-39

IMPLEMENTATION INFORMATION
Name Stanley Furniture
Location Robinsville, NC United States
Industry Segment Other
Number of employees 427
Implementation Date 1991
Markets and Company Share Youth Bedroom Furniture
Products Case goods, chairs and bed frames
Type of operation Manufacturing
Systems in use Legacy
WHAT WAS DONE?  
TOC Applications DBR
Software implemented None
Processes Fabrication and Assembly
RESULTS OF IMPLEMENTATION
IMPLEMENTATION RESULTS  
Inventory Decrease Reduced by 2 million dollars
Lead times
From 10 weeks
To 4 weeks
Percent improvement 60%
Brief summary Lead times dropped from 10 weeks to 4 weeks, resulting in an inventory reduction of over 2 million dollars. Most orders are now shipped from production, not finished goods. Went from a shortage of buggies to hold material to an excess of 200 buggies.