And how it can save you thousands of dollars, build a happier pressing team and improve customer service.
It will reduce your pressing labor costs by 10-20% or more.
“If you don’t measure it, you can’t manage it.” That saying couldn’t be any more true with your pressers. We all work harder when we have a clearly defined goal, especially when we get meaningful feedback on our progress towards achieving that goal. Improving the efficiency of your pressers can easily save you $2,000 - $3,000 or more per year, per full time presser.
It will give your pressers a greater sense of satisfaction.
That may sound counter-intuitive, but we are much happier when working towards a clearly defined goal. If you recognize your pressers in a positive way when they reach their goals and come alongside them and help them when they are not, you will build a much happier pressing team.
You will save money on Inspection, Assembly and Bagging labor.
The inspection and bagging department will never finish their job before the presser’s finish, so if your pressers are finished 10-20% quicker, most likely your IAB department will finish sooner, which will save you even more money.
You will save money on utility costs.
And when your pressers and IAB finish 10-20% sooner, you can shut down your boiler, air compressor, vacuum and lights sooner, which lowers your costs even more!
Finished orders will be ready sooner.
When your production line finishes 10-20% sooner, your orders will be ready sooner. You will also be able to start tracking down stragglers sooner giving you more on-time orders (and orders not ready on time are one of the biggest complaints customers have about dry cleaners). More on-time delivery of orders will result in happier customers. Happy customers stay with you and spend more money!