We design and improve laundries, increase throughput and productivity, and decrease expenses. The result: laundries that are among the world's most efficient, productive, and profitable.

The Propeller Advantage

Laundry Consulting

We offer a wide range of consulting, design, and process improvement services to ensure that your existing, renovated, or new facility is as efficient, productive, profitable, and safe as possible! Just click the headings below to reveal more information about each category of our service offerings.

We design lean, efficient laundries that are uniquely created to meet each client’s specific production objectives and desired capacity, while maintaining an efficient and balanced production flow. If you’re looking to renovate or add-on, we will focus on identifying future equipment and systems that will be necessary to achieve the desired volumes, we will re-use existing equipment where practical, and we will recommend systems that can be shut-down or sold to help mitigate the cost of the project.

When it comes to renovating, adding-on, or building a brand new facility, you want to be sure your equipment and systems meet your specific needs and requirements, and that they fit within your budget. It’s not only about price, it is about finding the best solution that meets all of your needs and requirements. That’s where a Request for Proposal (RFP) process comes in, and we are the industry’s experts! We write detailed RFPs and manage the entire process from start-to-finish, including submittals to vendors, responses to vendor questions and Requests for Information (RFIs), to proposal reviews and the preparation of a detailed analysis and comparison of all vendor responses, and all the way through final negotiation and contracts.

The time between cutting purchase orders and cutting the ribbon at the grand opening can be fraught with trepidation and concern. But don’t worry, we’ve got this! Our project management services ensure that deadlines are met, budgets are observed, everyone stays in-the-loop, and, most importantly, your vision comes to fruition without headaches or heartburn, all the while allowing you to focus on your day-to-day responsibilities.

Following delivery of equipment, our team members will be on-site to ensure not only that systems and machinery have been correctly installed, but to work and coordinate with equipment suppliers on equipment start-up and training of your personnel. We will then train your people on new processes, procedures, and methods, and we will return on a regular basis to ensure that people and equipment are performing to your expectations in achievement of project goals.

We use our training in Lean Six Sigma to uncover opportunities for savings throughout the plant including labor, utilities, scheduling, safety, and more. We report back to you on each potential improvement. Some are big, some are small, but they all add up to substantial annual savings and increased plant capacity

The textbook on time & motion studies warns that the failure to implement and track production standards results in employee performance at just 60% of their potential. That’s why you need our experts to perform time & motion studies and to help establish production standards and tracking methods for every production task within your plant. We’ll not only use time-tested industrial engineering methods, but we’ll use our industry expertise to ensure that the processes being used in your facility are as efficient as possible, providing you with documented production standards you can use to provide your team with the tools, training, and expectations to meet their full potential.

As your business grows and evolves, changes in product mix, production equipment, and operational processes leave you wondering about how much capacity you actually have. That’s where our production models and capacity analyses come in.

Propeller’s Production and Capacity Models utilize next-generation statistical analysis, modeling, and data visualization tools to provide you with objective insights to help every facility reach peak performance. The models tell you, with pinpoint accuracy, how much you can process now and, as you grow, when and where you’ll need to add processing machinery, process utility equipment, and/or people. We also use these tools to test the merits of strategic and capital plans, including the ability to analyze an infinite variety of hypotheses and alternatives to ensure your next moves are the right ones. In short, we will help you make informed, objective determinations of the best investments for future growth, labor utilization, and profit.

The only thing worse than going through a disaster in your business, is doing so without preparation. Our expert disaster recovery and business continuation planning services provide a comprehensive analysis of your business, identifying rebuilding costs in the event of a disaster, how to continue doing business while the plant is being rebuilt, and step-by-step procedures describing how to operate without a facility and return to normal operation.

Expenditures for electricity, water, and gas are among the largest entries on every laundry’s P&L and we want to help you minimize those costs by studying the current state of your operation to help find ways to reduce usage and expense. We’ll review your usage and spend, inspect your machinery and infrastructure, and observe current processes, and report back on detailed, specific ways to reduce utility usage, often without additional capital expense. Following the audit, we can continue to work with the local team not only on the implementation of improvements but also to provide tracking and benchmarking tools so that the entire team can see the effect of each improvement on your bottom line.

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