September's featured Success Story demonstrates how one participant implemented warehouse improvements. Mike applied techniques from Mark Sanborn's session How to Increase Workplace Performance to improve productivity and efficiency within his organization - and to improve the project management used to achieve it.
Mike Daigle is Quality Assurance Team Lead at Hayes Bolt & Supply, a leading company in supply chain optimization solutions committed to HOT (Hardware On Time). Mike realised improvement in warehouse layout would lead to efficiencies in locating and handling product, thereby strengthening his company's ability to fulfil its mission.
Mark Sanborn teaches that the first key to a remarkable workplace performance is Preparation. The best performance looks easy because it is the best prepared. Mike applied this concept to the Warehouse Redesign project.
Rather than launching straight into project execution, Mike prepared by documenting the design and creating a detailed bill of materials. This helped him to realize that he could outsource virtually all of the wood cutting.