Case Study
February 14, 2024

Helping a company with process improvements to reduce labor costs

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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

Process improvements contributed to a $740,000 year over year reduction in overtime spend

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

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