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Ethnic Foodservice Products Manufacturer
Rapidly Capturing Manufacturing And Logistics Cost Reduction Opportunities At Ethnic Foodservice Products Manufacturer

Captured $1.2MM in operations run-rate savings in 12 weeks at an ethnic foodservice and retail private label products manufacturer by implementing shop floor management best practices. Gotham worked on the shop floor to: observe operations; identify potential improvement opportunities; provide immediate guidance to client personnel; and troubleshoot and pilot solutions. We improved line through from ~225 cases/shift to ~375 cases/shift, reduced fill weight by 3-7% to minimize overfill, reduce floor scrap by 50%; and eliminated expired rework scrap. To ensure sustainability and further improvements, we: trained client personnel, put in place process changes, tools, KPIs and reporting system; and identified/planned next set of improvement opportunities. Gotham also launched logistics savings capture by developing direct ship pilot and facilitating conversation between company sales teams and foodservice distributors.

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Stationary Products Manufacturer
Operational Basics, Waste Reduction, and Productivity Improvements to Turn Around Declining Performance at Stationary Products Manufacturer

Identified $2+MM in opportunity from focusing on operational basics, e.g., measurement & reporting, material and labor procedures, and production scheduling. Implemented a paper waste measurement system to identify major sources of loss and then addressed root cause issues (e.g., setup waste, end-of-roll waste, material handling waste, and in-process waste). Within 6 months, material waste more than halved (from the original 40%+ levels) and labor productivity went up 15%.

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Meat Products Manufacturer
Creating Product/Process Specs and Implementing Performance Tracking System to Enhance Throughput and Operations Consistency at Foodservice Meat Products Manufacturer

Captured over $10 million in waste and throughput opportunities (15% reduction in total operating and materials costs) by identifying root causes, developing new operating procedures, and establishing KPIs.

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Beverage Co-Packer
Throughput and Cost Improvements to Become a Competitive Full-line Beverage Co-packer

2 week diagnostic that benchmarked conversion costs for the company and identified 15-20% in cost reduction opportunities. The effort indicated that with improved scheduling processes and more efficient use of labor, the company could save at least $1.5MM in the short-term. Recommendations also included putting in place a system to track true costs and performance to enable longer-term improvements.

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Healthy Baked Goods Company
Implementing Measurement/Tracking/Reporting To Build Cost Discipline And Capture Material And Labor Cost Savings at Specialty Baked Goods Company

Identified $1.1-1.6MM in cost reduction opportunities in materials, labor, and freight. Launched a fact-based cost-reduction program including ingredient measurement and feedback system, a system for fixed labor standards based on rated line speeds, goal boards to manage productivity targets/performance, and a performance measurement and reporting system.

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Household Cleaning and Scented Products Manufacturer
Uncovering Cost and Inventory Savings Opportunities and Assessing Operational Capabilities at Licensed Brands Household Goods Company

Conducted 1-week opportunity assessment for inventory, labor, material, freight, distribution, and overhead costs from both standalone and synergistic perspective. Identified $3-4MM in cost reduction opportunities and $4-5MM in inventory reduction opportunities. Client acquired the company and merged it with a portfolio consumer goods company. Subsequently, assisted in capturing $4-5MM in inventory and $2MM in freight savings at this growing company which became one of the largest suppliers to big box retailers.

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