Company: Bemis Manufacturing Co.
Headquarters: Sheboygan Falls, WI
Size of Company: 1,000 or more employees
Industry: Plastics and rubber products
Primary Product Line: Toilet seats, disposable plastic products for healthcare industry, industrial caps, gauges, reservoirs
Name of Project: Becoming a Forecast-Driven Manufacturer
Project Objective: To construct a forecast-driven operation for make-to-stock toilet seat line to keep up with new business and increase profits; reduce inventory investment by $10 million; increase quality of service from 85% to 95%
Technologies Employed: Demand Solutions Forecast Management and Requirements Planning
Accomplishments/ROI: Implemented Demand Solutions within two months and received full ROI within two months. Within one year, eliminated excess inventory, increased quality of service to 95%, and increased communication with internal departments and customers