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Multiply Productivity for Big Savings with Kaizen in Thrift Stores

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Tim Gebauer shares some examples where small improvements at a thrift store led to major results when looked at over the long term. These savings seem small, but they can compound over time.

Examples include:

  • Moved a trash can closer by 10 feet – Saved 85 hours a year
  • Adding rollers between stations – Saved 85 hours a year
  • Adding a rubber band shelf – Saved 40 hours per year
  • Adding price guns – Added 50 more items to sales floor each day

Read the entire article at https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/multiply-productivity-kaizen-subtraction-tim-gebauer

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