A model of a current ‘central dry cleaning plant’ located in Central Texas. They originally had five retail drop stores including one store attached to the plant plus two routes as shown in the light blue colored Collection Phase.
The ‘central plant’ was processing approximately 6700 garments in a five-day week. They wanted to know where the bottlenecks would occur if they added two more retail outlets and one more route with the expectation of the volume rising to over 10,000 garments per week.
The owner wanted to increase his garment processing count without incorporating any overtime. For this reason, the concept of ‘LEAN Thinking’ was applied to this model.
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This model was developed by:
Dick Barry (CRB & Associates)