We recently caught up with Halewood Group Leaders, Chris Welsh and David Farrell who work in Press which is quite fitting as they were sharing some pretty imPRESSive cost savings with us!
Over the last few months both of them have heard about Project Charge, and saving costs was something that was always at the back of their minds when completing daily tasks. Both of them inherited PPE lockers which contains the PPE needed for their teams and individually realised the PPE ordered for the lockers was for bigger teams than the ones they had! Without speaking to each other they both had a lightbulb moment and realised they could make a very simple cost saving by just reducing the order they made for PPE.
They coupled this with asking team members to reuse PPE equipment, so instead of throwing gloves away at the end of the day, putting them in their lockers and using them again the next day. It’s only when they started to talk about rolling this out across Press did they realise they both had come up with exactly the same brilliant idea! Great minds really do think alike!
They joined forces and rolled out the cost saving measure across Press and should make a yearly saving of over £80,000! That’s an impressive saving for such a small change. One of the things that struck them was that leaders really listened to them when they shared this idea and helped them to roll it out.
They told us they have now caught the bug and next on their imPRESSive agenda is recycling…so watch this space!
Well done guys, brilliant work and cost savings for the business!