Business Situation

TransAxle, a Graham Partners portfolio company and the largest manufacturer of drive train components along the U.S. East Coast, was expanding sales by adding two large customers a new geographic footprint. The company was looking for an analyst with a strong background in manufacturing and logistics to analyze its finished good inventory and ensure it had the cored goods in locations that would optimize sales while minimizing non-value-added transfers to maintain optimized stock levels.

Graphite Solution

Through Graphite, Transaxle found an independent consultant with 10 years of manufacturing and supply chain experience. The expert had the exact skills and expertise required for the job and had just completed a similar project for another company, where he optimized inventory including dispositions and discounting. His industry knowledge as well as his expertise in using data and creating actionable improvement plans allowed him to deliver on Transaxle’s needs quickly and successfully.