NATURE’S WAY BOOSTS SUPPLY CHAIN PERFORMANCE WITH EASY, AFFORDABLE TOOLS
Nature’s Way® (Part of Schwabe North America, Inc.), Green Bay, Wisconsin, U.S.
Nature’s Way has been America’s leader in herbal medicine for over 40 years, offering coconut oil, herbs, probiotics, vitamins and minerals. In 2013, the organization doubled in size after acquiring another company, creating the need for an enterprise system to manage its supply chain operations.
- Nature’s Way began its G.I.B Dispo-Cockpit journey in 2013 with the implementation of the Planning and Operations modules. The modules made an immediate impact on the production team by optimizing production order sequencing, thereby enabling longer production runs, fewer lines changes, more efficient resource utilization, and greatly reducing overall production costs.
The use of service level target simulations helped Nature’s Way to optimize safety stock, and key figures management helped them evaluate “dead” and “slow moving” stock.
- “Our partnership with GIB has enabled Nature’s Way to double the size of our operations without costly increases to our staff, hardware or other resources. The benefits of these supply chain tools have been felt throughout the company, from our production lines to our warehouses to our purchasing team.” — Jean Treml, Materials Director, Nature’s Way