Reducing finished cardboard carton inventory: A case study

Gabriel Schroeder, Karen Treviño, Bernardo Villarreal

Producción científica


This work describes a case study of aMexican company that manufactures a numerous number of cardboard carton box sku´s. The firm has the strategy of producing to order 26% of its sales and the rest is fabricated to stock. The main problem that requires the attention of upper management corresponds to the high level of finished goods inventory maintained by the company. After an exhaustive stage of analysis, it was found that the main aspects that contribute to the huge inventory levels are; poor handling of demand forecasting; deficient coordination with the area of production planning and control and; customer service management. The paper describes in a detailed basis the initiatives designed to improve the root causes. Also, it provides a summary of the results obtained in pilot testing.

Idioma originalEnglish
Título de la publicación alojada4th North American IEOM Conference. IEOM 2019
EditorialIEOM Society
Número de páginas1
ISBN (versión impresa)9781532359507
EstadoPublished - 1 oct 2019
Evento4th North American IEOM Conference. IEOM 2019 - Toronto
Duración: 23 oct 201925 oct 2019

Serie de la publicación

NombreProceedings of the International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management
ISSN (versión digital)2169-8767


Conference4th North American IEOM Conference. IEOM 2019

Nota bibliográfica

Publisher Copyright:
© 2019, IEOM Society International.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Estrategia y gestión
  • Ciencia de la gestión e investigación de operaciones
  • Ingeniería de control y sistemas
  • Ingeniería industrial y de fabricación


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