Retail Furniture Chain Cuts Production Time in Half, Sees Labor Cost Savings of 25%+

Situation

This nationwide retail chain of more than 180 furniture stores sought to expand its ROP program into smaller markets. The company asked RPR to evaluate its production workflow and suggest a plan for achieving faster turn times and more effective regional customization.

Solution

After conducting a thorough needs assessment evaluation, RPR proposed a comprehensive strategy to provide a true overall solution for tightening both the client’s budgets and timelines:

  • Using RPR’s premedia services to handle peak production overflow and extend its design staff without adding to headcount
  • Implementing an online commenting & approval solution to reduce time-consuming hard proofing and interruption of the existing ROP workflow
  • Leveraging RPR’s production management experience and technology solutions to traffic 100+ weekly ads to media outlets nationwide

Results

The processes and systems developed by RPR cut this retailer’s production time by more than 50% — saving them more than 25% in internal labor costs. They applied the savings to a program that aggressively targeted competitors in specific geographic areas with market-specific pricing and product offerings, thus increasing sales.