A real case study of a small change that saved thousands of dollars

A real case study of a small change that saved thousands of dollars

Here is a powerful example of the power of small wins that I found in Personnel Today.

Sometimes the smallest ideas make a significant difference.

At Sainsbury’s, someone on the shop floor worked out that while the popularity of mangoes went up after a “two for £2.50″ deal, the packaging they came in accommodated five mangoes, so there tended to be a lot of wastage because of the odd number.

Repackaging the fruit so it came in boxes of six has saved the company around £60,000 – all thanks to a suggestion made to the company’s “Tell Justin” ideas scheme, which has been running since 2004 and has so far generated around 57,000 ideas.

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