TO IMPLEMENT A NEW BAY LAYOUT GUIDE (BLG) FOR MODULAR STORAGE BY:
Clearing and dismantling the existing range and its display
Assisting the store to merchandise the deleted products in high traffic areas to assist clearance of the products
Merchandise the new range strictly to the BLG
Build a new display showcasing the new range
The goal was to work as quickly and efficiently as possible to keep the cost of the national implementation to an absolute minimum.
By using the Vendor Refill Representatives who call on every store, G-Force Assembly could “scout” the location and confirm the presence of the existing range. Knowing “what and where” means resources are not wasted and every minute that staff are on-site is not wasted.
The initial brief of 120 stores turned out to be 131. Due to the initial planning, 11 stores that would have been missed were implemented with the new range.
Staff continued to drive hard to keep the hours down, whilst at the same time, standards were unflinching and ruthless.
The clever planning and management strategies paid off and the average time of the relay went from 10 hours down to just 6, creating a savings of over 25%. The record time, from the moment the team entered the store to the moment they left was a mere 2 hours (4 hours total), with the quality and expediency of the work receiving commendation from the store’s leadership team.
131 stores, 1965 displays, 25% savings.
April 2013 – June 2013
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