Our customer didn’t ask us to find this saving. We initiated it. But, through our planning and execution, we’ve saved them £500,000-£750,000. Every year. For over ten yea...

After the banking crash in the late noughties, our customer merged with another large bank. Which meant a massive consolidation programme. Which meant lots of buildings to sell/move. And therefore huge quantities of surplus furniture … as in huge!

They wanted to make the best possible use of all their furniture. And they certainly didn’t want lots of needless recycling, nor the usual store-and-forget approach many companies adopt.

So we worked hard to devise a Furniture Policy for them. We built demand plans, project plans, looked at how they could avoid spending money on new products, and so on.

We had one clear objective: from now on, our customer would never buy an item of new furniture if they had suitable existing furniture they could use instead - even if this meant remodelling, repairing, cleaning or redistributing it.

And our new process changed everything for them. It changed the way they buy. And, by keeping a careful log of stored items, we showed them how we’d help them transform their Re-use Approach. So far, it’s saved them £500,000-£750,000 per year for ten years.

We loved our work on this. Though probably not as much our customer did! After all, they saved £millions, simply through sensible, optimal re-use of literally tons of furniture.

MORE STORIES

A scary fire A leader’s journey through a crisis: What will the ‘new normal’ mean for the workplace? Is home-working here to stay? Large Move. Quick Turnaround 'Moves' up 300%. Costs down 74% Saving costs of £6million Massive, country-wide refurb London’s largest Relocation Programme Building Clearance (with no notice!) Massive Relocation and Clearance International Furniture Relocation and Install Surprising CAD work and space planning

Please click here to chat through what you'd like your Success Story to be.