At the end of August, CEAVCO Audio Visual’s Assistant Operations Manager, Justin Read, and Floor Leader, Jared Richardson, visited Chicago-based Stage Right, Inc., and Michael Andrews Audio Visual Services, located in the heart of Manhattan. Their goal? Get a firsthand look at how both shops operate, collaborate to identify ways to improve processes, and exchange ideas.
“We got a firsthand look at how the crews work at Stage Right and Michael Andrews, as well as the chance to share feedback and learn a whole lot in the process,” Justin says. “I think everyone involved thought the time spent was really valuable. It was a great trip.”
The biggest takeaway: Both Stage Right and Michael Andrews use digital signage in the warehouse to provide live agenda updates. As a result, their crews receive up-to-the-minute information about new and changing tasks. Justin has since begun using live-update digital signage at CEAVCO.
Other takeaways include cable labeling methods, vertical storage techniques that make the most of limited storage space, use of container IDs, and split-shift scheduling.
Says Justin, “All three companies have already begun implementing changes since the visits. What I’m most excited about is how the tools and techniques we’ve learned will help streamline our processes and make our day-to-day operations more efficient.”