Small Parts Industrial Inventory Count

One of the world’s leading manufacturers of cast iron cylinder liners for medium-speed four-stroke engines needed to have all small industrial parts counted without impact to production.

The manufacturer needed to ensure all of their small parts were counted without stopping or impacting production. The customer requested the following:

  • All small production parts to be counted, totaling 150,000 altogether
  • Create accurate reports
  • No downtime on production line

Following discussions with all stakeholders and understanding what detail the manufacturer required regarding the small parts inventory project, RGIS implemented the following:

  • Scheduled the count to take place when production lines were not in use – between Christmas and New Year, while the customer had an internal holiday
  • Assembled an experienced team of 20 RGIS staff

By partnering with RGIS, the parts manufacturer was able to understand their small parts inventory quantities without impact on production:

  • The manufacturer saved on down-time, as previously the customer lost two days of production when completing inventory in-house, after the internal holidays
  • Production no longer needed to stop, with RGIS completing the small part inventory count for them
  • The customer now understands exactly what their small parts inventory levels are, which ensures parts are not over ordered, or out of stock when required