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Removing bullwhip from Lexmark's toner operations

Disney, Stephen Michael, Hoshiko, L., Polley, L. and Weigel, C. 2013. Removing bullwhip from Lexmark's toner operations. Presented at: Production and Operations Management Society Annual Conference, Denver, CO, USA, 3-6 May 2013.

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Abstract

Lexmark’s existing planning system, that controls the production of printer toner, created a bullwhip effect of 5.4:1. Inventory variability, measured as a ratio to the demand variance, was 27:3. We describe a project where, since 2011, we have been able to reduce bullwhip to 0.94:1 and inventory variability to 2.15:1.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Date Type: Completion
Status: Unpublished
Schools: Business (Including Economics)
Centre for Advanced Manufacturing Systems At Cardiff (CAMSAC)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
H Social Sciences > HF Commerce
Uncontrolled Keywords: Bullwhip, Inventory, Production Planning
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 05:49
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/53816

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