It was a global master data project spanning 17 countries and utilised seven different languages. About 30 percent of the data contained mismatches, or missing product or location information, requiring RS Integrated Supply personnel to go on-site to and conduct physical walk-down inventory of the missing items.
RS Integrated Supply verified more than 200,000 client items. That verification enabled the manufacturer to reduce inventory by more than $1 million after identifying 172,000 line-items with duplicate or obsolete stock numbers and leveraging spend savings by identifying common items across the enterprise.
In addition, that common item identification increased uptime by improving production capacity. Overall, the manufacturers’ technicians spent less time identifying items, increasing productivity and overall wrench time effectiveness. Reaching across the client’s global footprint, the project utilised:
- 305 resources in support of the project
- 199 catalog system enhancements
- 93 workshops / training sessions
- 1,525 trainees enrolled