Jarp Industries is a high variety, low-volume type of manufacturer, which creates a number of operational complexities. “Our biggest operational challenge,” said Kevin Kraft, Jarp Industries CEO, “really comes from the customization of what we do.” Jarp needed to manage this chaos, create predictable outcomes, and improve on-time delivery.
We met Kevin Kraft and the Jarp Industries team after being referred by their ERP vendor. According to Kraft, they were using lean manufacturing techniques, but with minimal results. “[Lean] wasn’t giving us the solution for scheduling our high variety product mix,” said Kraft. The On-Time Edge team immersed themselves in Jarp’s identified opportunities, and employed a mixture of Theory of Constraints and software to position JARP Industries manufacturing for serious growth.