Commercial Laundry Owners & Execs: Is hiring, inflation and lack of customers holding your laundry back?
See How We Can Help You To Be Successful in 2022!
My Story: The laundry business is very challenging
Been there, done that.
I was plant manager (120 employees), VP of Sales (increasing sales from € 15 to € 30 million), and CEO of six plants with € 70 Mio.
My challenge was that everyday work hindered you from improving your business. There are too many urgent issues. One important employee quits, a customer has some pressing need, a machine breaks down...
... at the end of the year, you are unsatisfied with the progress.
I was desperate to find solutions to the problems - and my wife can testify that it was often quite challenging. So, yes, we achieved a lot, but it was very hard.
Often my desk was really a mess and I had an enormous workload to perform, because I was delegating too less.
What started to change everything was the book "Managing-Performing-Living" by Fredmund Malik and further study of beneficial concepts. Last but not least Lean Management.
This enabled us to teach our plant managers and team leaders and apply structure to their daily work. The results are increased quality and sales, empowerment of the team, and reduced costs.
As I am consulting the industry, I see that many entrepreneurs and managers have similar challenges. My goal is to make an contribution to the industry to increase success AND enjoy family live. You deserve it.
The root cause is that the laundry business is exceptionally complex.
We deliver the service just-in-time to the customer, there are many people involved, and we need lots of equipment. However, when you visit other manufacturers, you see that most of them are chilled (e.g., delivery times of a few weeks or months) or that they have much more qualified personnel.
On top of there is no pool of qualified management compared to other industries (like banks, hotels, and hospitals). As a result, many executives and entrepreneurs need to learn everything the hard way.
The Solution: Next Level Laundry
Next Level Laundry is a program designed especially for the industry with a proven success record:
- Health Check
- Empowering Your Team
- Dominate Your Niche
You can join our leadership program (SUCCESS COACHING), work with us to get quick results in six months (SIX MONTHS SPRINT), or apply for a long-term partnership (NEXT LEVEL LAUNDRY)
How Do You Eat An Elephant? One Bite At A Time!
Bill Hogan // Author
Next Level Laundry
"If I had 60 minutes to solve a problem, I'd spend 55 defining it and 5 minutes solving it." Einstein
Either online (I have already seen 400 laundries 😉 ) or on-site.
Together we decide the most crucial levers to improve your business, processes, or project.
"If you give me a lever and a place to stand, I can move the world." Archimedes
The objective is to get at least one issue resolved in 6 months. So together, we split it into 4-6 sprints and get it done.
"We've had three big ideas at Amazon: Put the customer first. Invent. And be patient." Jeff Bezos
What are your strengths? What does the customer need? What shall we focus on?
Set long-term goals for market success, innovation, productivity, HR, profit, and finances.
Empowering Your Team
"We do not only wash linen. We also develop people." Christian Wozabal
There is so much potential in every team member. They need the opportunity to contribute and the tools to be successful.
Dominate Your Niche
"There is only one tiger on each mountain." (derived from a Chinese proverb)
Be the go-to service provider in your niche, in your region. Dominate the market with benchmark profitability.
We work with you, if you ...
... are a decision maker,
After a good analysis, you need to be able to make fast and decisive decisions. We do it the agile way.
... take responsibility
The buck sticks with you. You are responsible for the results of the business.
... value your team members
There is no success without your team, and you need to appreciate and empower them.
... are on a journey to learn
Your management quality is one of the biggest levers. We never stop learning. Ourselves included.
Stabilize Processes and Take Your Management to the Next Level
Mr. Wozabal is goal-oriented, passionate and highly efficient, and reliable. It makes a difference, having the support of Mr. Wozabal to finally solve the problems of the laundry and set new goals.
At the same time, working together is fun!
Within the first few weeks, we have set strategic and operational goals and made decisions that will improve our profits in the long run. For example, we have designed a new market presence, reorganized the sales process, and started the introduction of UHF technology. In addition, to reduce the cost, we implemented the first process optimizations.
If you want to bring your commercial laundry forward, contact Christian Wozabal. It will be worth it!
- FRANK BESOLD, CEO RENA TEXILPFLEGE