A couple of weeks ago, I was talking with a Dodeca customer that is in the grocery business and they were talking about their new Dodeca-based labor planning application. During the testing of their new system, one of their planners found an error in the amount of time that each grocery store allocates daily for placing bananas on the shelves. That doesn't seem like a big deal, right? Well, it turns out that it is a big deal.
The excess labor being allocated to this task totals about 30 minutes per day per store. This particular customer has around 2,500 stores and has estimated the cost savings from this particular labor planning correction to be around $5,000,000 per year. That's a lot of bananas!