Blount International, Inc. is a global manufacturer and marketer of replacement parts, equipment, and accessories for the forestry, lawn, and garden; farm, ranch and agriculture; and concrete cutting and finishing markets and is the market leader in manufacturing saw chain and guide bars for chainsaws. Blount sells its products in more than 115 countries around the world.
- $6 million in reductions in inventory (with ongoing improvements being noted)
- Inventory turns have improved from 7.1 to 8.6
- Stability and predictability have been established in the supply chain process.
- All users and management have been educated, certified in the Supply Chain processes.
- Consistency throughout the planning group.
- Organization structures have been established to ensure sustainability in the process and cultural changes that Blount underwent.