LEVER BROS. CUTS COSTS WITH NEW PURCHASE PLAN

ATLANTA -- Lever Bros. reduced costs by $65 million by changing its purchasing practices. The New York-based marketer of such brands as Wisk and All detergents instituted a supplier integration process. It was designed to align the suppliers' and manufacturers' processes to maximize the effectiveness of the supply chain. Some of the productivity techniques that Lever used included vendor-managed inventory,

ATLANTA -- Lever Bros. reduced costs by $65 million by changing its purchasing practices. The New York-based marketer of such brands as Wisk and All detergents instituted a supplier integration process. It was designed to align the suppliers' and manufacturers' processes to maximize the effectiveness of the supply chain. Some of the productivity techniques that Lever used included vendor-managed inventory, transportation optimization, synchronized manufacturing and inventory reduction. Lev

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