Case Studies - Continuous Improvement

IESA works with clients to identify areas of continuous improvement. The case studies in this section show a range of practical solutions leading to increased efficiencies in stock holding and unit cost reductions of up to 25%.

  • Air Cylinder Stock Rationalisation

    An IESA initiated stores survey, in conjunction with one of our partner suppliers, identified that ten different brands of ISO/VDMA cylinders were being purchased at varying prices and lead times, all of which were located in different areas of the stores.

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  • Air Leak Survey

    Air leakage is the single largest waste of compressed air in the brewing industry.

    This has implications both for the industry's energy usage and costs, and for the environment.

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  • OEM Conversion

    To limit the dependence on OEM suppliers in mainland Europe by converting OEM supplier parts to MRO consumables.

    This will reduce both lead time and unit cost.

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  • Stores Management Continuous Improvement

    A large part of the client's £4.3m stock holding was 'aged stock' and needed to be categorised to ascertain which items should be retained and which were obsolete.

    Secure a buyer for the obsolete stock.

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