WORK WITH 12 SUPPLIERS TO IMPLEMENT A NEW BAY LAYOUT GUIDE (BLG) FOR THE FOLLOWING CATEGORIES:
Globes – containing up to 350 products and covering up to 8 bays, this high-turnover category was to be revamped to include a new focus of LED globes technologies
Solar Lighting – one of the highest profile categories in Bunnings, this category was to have an almost completely new range introduced and on average spanned 4 bays which needed to be increased to 5 to keep Stock On Hand (SOH) levels aligned with demand
Low Voltage Lighting – this 90 product category started with 2 bays in all warehouses and needed to be reduced to 1 to make the extra room for the Solar Lighting category
SOD Project – working on behalf of the Bunnings Merchandising and Store Development departments, G-Force was responsible to ensure that the Special Orders Displays (SOD) and the bays beneath them were clear for a relay by the suppliers, to take place at over 50 warehouses nationally
Previously, these works would have been done separately. G-Force Assembly Division made the unparalleled decision to complete these works in each store at the same time.
The goal was to minimise the impact of the works to each of the stores and the store’s trading potential. Although during works, the G-Force Assembly teams assist customers in these isolated areas to obtain the products they are looking for, there is still potential for a loss of sales.
The potential loss due to disruption of 4 relays would have, traditionally, cost the store 4 days of sales in the lighting department. As a result of G-Force Assembly, this potential loss was reduced to just a single day.
More importantly, every new BLG, the total of which consisted of over 1900 bays, was implemented at 230 stores across the country in just 6 weeks.
This meant a turnaround of sales up to 4 times quicker than if the implementation was handled separately.
230 stores, 1990 bays in 6 weeks.
October 2013 – December 2013
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