Company: The Belden Brick Co.
Headquarters: Canton, OH
Size of Company: 500-999 employees
Industry: Industrial/heavy equipment
Primary Product Line: Clay bricks for building and landscaping for residential and commercial purposes
Name of Project: Color Range Combinations
Project Objective: To sell existing inventory without additional production runs, increasing cash flow, and service to customers by combining smaller lots; radically reduce number of small lots remaining in inventory
Technologies Employed: Infor ERP LN
Accomplishments/ROI: Maximized production and gained 10 to 20 production days per year; leveraged innovation; reduced separate lots of inventory to 50; increased profits by $250,000 to $300,000 annually; gained 1 million to 2 million bricks per year available for sale, resulting in an additional $350,000 to $500,000 per year in revenue; immediate payback by leveraging existing investments