Process Improvement via Automation
A major turbine manufacturer out on the West Coast, had a significant issue with handling imports from other countries into their main distribution facility. Import jobs were commonly 20 pages long, containing 300 line items. The long manual process required manually looking up each item approximately three times. Each part number had to be manually entered into three different screens and extraction information needed to be handwritten to log the import, then typed into an Excel spread sheet for the shipping delivery broker. One import log could take days to complete.
After a two month IT development effort, our team delivered an application where now it only takes 5-10 minutes to handle a 300 line item import log. According to our client, Y&L has saved them a significant amount of time and greatly reduced employee stress.