Team # 8 -- Office of Physical Plant and General Stores
Finance and Business

February 1992


To improve store operations and procedures, including minimizing inventory and determining space needs.

Team Membership

  • William McKinnon, Sponsor
  • Jim Lettiere, Leader
  • Carl Williams, Leader
  • Silvia Cabrera, Facilitator

Results Achieved to Date

  • Reduced long-term inventory by 40%
  • Commonwealth campuses receive deliveries in 48 hours as opposed to 1/month
  • Reduced inventory by 35%
  • Reduced need for storage space by 18,000 sq. ft.
  • Increased just-in-time purchase contracts to 50% of all suppliers




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