Leaders of a firm asked Elliott Davis: “Can you help us design our facility expansion and optimize our processes to reduce our labor costs?


  • Premier event rental company located in Northeast U.S.
  • Poor inventory management processes- no defined inventory management system, bin labeling, or pick routes defined
  • Labor intensive processes and a highly seasonal industry creating high labor cost

Our Approach

  • Assessed current state processes to identify highest impact opportunities
  • Conducted process observations and time studies to identify areas for improvement
  • Utilized various lean methodologies to address unique challenges for each department, including:
    • Inventory management principles
    • Material flow optimization
    • Material handling improvements
    • Waste identification and elimination
    • Optimized staffing models
    • Process automation

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Client Impact

  • Reduced setup and pick processing times across three departments
    • Tenting Department = 32% reduction
    • Dish Department = 34% reduction
    • Linen Department = 60% reduction

We also helped this customer with inventory management and process automation.

We Can Help

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