York Wallpaper and Fabrics

COMPANY: York Wallpaper and Fabrics
HEADQUARTERS: York, PA
SIZE OF COMPANY: 100-499 employees; $50M-$100M in revenue
INDUSTRY: Miscellaneous manufacturing
PRIMARY PRODUCT LINE: Residential and commercial wallcoverings
NAME OF PROJECT: Modernizing 19th century manufacturing through 21st century Business Intelligence
PROJECT OBJECTIVE: To migrate BI processes and data analytics into operations and manufacturing shop floor activities to cut costs and improve data collection and analysis; organize and optimize staffing; manage sales to maximize ROI
TECHNOLOGIES EMPLOYED: QlikView from QlikTech
ACCOMPLISHMENTS/ROI: Supervisors save 45 to 60 minutes daily; reduced setup time in identifying machines or SKUs that fall outside norms by two minutes per day, saving $20,000 per month; reduced waste 45%, saving $2.4 million; improved data analysis, sales reporting, inventory logistics, staff productivity