Customers

OOBE, Inc. (“Uniforms that aren’t™”) has used Balanced Flow™ successfully for several years to improve management of its supply chain for uniforms. Adopting Balanced Flow™ helped improve order fulfillment while greatly reducing effort to manage inventory. Lawrence Dubose, inventory manager, said “Certainly Balanced Flow has made my job easier and helped improve customer satisfaction. Balanced Flow™ support has always responded quickly to any problems or special needs.”

******

The U.S. Army used Balanced Flow™ to plan for, introduce, and replenish new combat uniforms for all soldiers deploying to Iraq and Afghanistan. Balanced Flow™ helped equip troops with new uniforms in less than one-fourth of the time the Army normally required to introduce a new product. Balanced Flow™ helped synchronize both ordering and manufacturing. It avoided millions in inventory investment that would have occurred with standard supply chain systems and practices. Dan Purcell, manager of the combat uniform program, said “Balanced Flow helped insure solders had the right uniforms in time for deployment. It has been a valuable tool to avoid stock outages and wasteful excesses.”

******

The Marine Base at Parris Island employed Balanced Flow™ to improve distribution of clothing to recruits. Before, recruits lacking certain clothing items were unable to participate in training. In less than two years, Balanced Flow™ helped reduce recruit clothing inventories from $12 million to $1.2 million while reducing stock outages from 15% to almost zero. Eliminating stock outages resolved critical problems in the training program, the main mission of the base. Also, using Balanced Flow™ eliminated the need for a local wholesale inventory and allowed the base to close one of their warehouses. Dave Medley, the manager of clothing supply chain operations during this two-year project, said “Balanced Flow really achieved a big improvement in our clothing operations in a short time. After we used it a few months, we had to devote much less time and effort to resolve stock outages.”