Team # 263 -- OPP Standing Order Release Team
Finance and Business

January 1998


To redefine the processing requirements of standing order releases to reduce cycle time and cost.

Team Membership

  • Kathy Lathbury, Sponsor
  • Laura Appleyard, Leader
  • Larry Bair, Facilitator

Results Achieved to Date

  • Missing release requests decreased from 72 to 0
  • It was also found that 730 hours/year were saved
  • The cycle time from the pre-team to the post-team stage was reduced by 4 days turn around time; Using inventory price averaging, 3-5 days are saved in finding the actual vendor price




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