Natural personal care products manufacturer Burt’s Bees has begun using i2 Technologies’ factory planning solutions to streamline its manufacturing planning capabilities and enhance production efficiency.
Burt’s Bees will work to manage planning on a global scale with the technology from i2, with a goal of keeping operations lean and gaining a competitive edge.
i2’s factory planning solutions are designed to allow an organization to more precisely manage key manufacturing variables, from work center capacity and setup times to material availability, labor availability, due dates, and corporate production policies.
Built on the principles of lean manufacturing and constraint-based planning, the products enable manufacturers to reach the best throughput and customer service at the lowest inventory level and cost, i2 claims. The solutions have been deployed in more than 500 production settings, including both discrete and process manufacturing environments.