One of our customers just launched a new direct mail campaign for vitamins and supplements. They had no idea how well sales were going to go, so we kept extra packaging in stock at our warehouse as a reserve.
By managing a JIT program for this customer, we were able to supply large volume orders and keep the production line from shutting down. We maintained a strict weekly cycle count of our customer owned product, and we worked closely with them to insure a constant flow of packaging items.
This allowed the customer to open up valuable warehouse space and labor, with a cost reduction that went right to the bottom line.