To support the ever increasing demand for "lean" supply chain elements, CHICAGO-WILCOX has worked closely with customers to develop effective production, delivery, stocking and supply programs.  The end goal of each of these programs is to eliminate waste and excess inventory, while maximizing value and efficiency... allowing our customers to pass additional cost savings or added value on to their customers.

Examples of the many ways CHICAGO-WILCOX provides these services include:

> KANBAN (KAMBAN):
Specialized delivery and production scheduling options utilizing preset stocking levels and unique communication and monitoring of inventory levels.

> JUST IN TIME (JIT) DELIVERY:
Precisely scheduled delivery and production to reduce inventory levels & costs, while maintaining preset levels of inventory and product at all designated stages of use.

> AUTOMATIC RELEASE DATES:
Customer specified dates that trigger production and shipment to reduce excess/early stock levels.

> VENDOR MANAGED INVENTORY (VMI):
The most complex of the lean practices, this service allows end customers to take advantage of CHICAGO-WILCOX's production and service capabilities (as sometimes staffO to maintain inventory levels on-site.

> Expedited Production Runs - Often 24hrs or less

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Customer Specified Delivery Methods (UPS, FED EX, TRUCK, RAIL, Etc)