Optimizing the Value Stream
West Contract Manufacturing is focused on delivering the highest level of customer satisfaction at the most competitive cost through optimizing total value stream. Building strong partnerships through collaboration is the key to a fully integrated and risk-based supply chain. The Supply Chain Management structure is based on a continuous reach for Lean integration through three key elements:
The West Contract Manufacturing team develops value-added partnerships with suppliers and customers, creating strong communication channels for information-sharing and operational improvements.
Supported by an integrated, global ERP system and using cGMP and Lean practices, the West Contract Manufacturing team has integrated various links in its supply chain through the establishment of JIT, VMI and Kanban stock models, which contribute to minimizing overall lead-time and inventory in the supply chain and maximizing value-add opportunities for customers.