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Case Study – Bath and Shower Fixture

Vulcan Industries implemented a fixture SKU rationalization that resulted in a cost savings of 54%.

The Challenge:

A Vulcan Industries client needed to consolidate a number of custom bath and shower fixtures SKU’s. The low-volume custom fixtures were extremely expensive to manufacture and difficult for the field installers to assemble.

The Solution:

Vulcan Industries created and produced one fixture to replace six existing fixtures. By eliminating six SKU’s the client was able to decrease customization of fixtures while still accommodating multiple branding options. Instead of custom fitting a design for each display, Vulcan designed a flexible unit that expands and contracts to three settings (36”, 48”, and 60” lengths) to fit multiple products. This fixture was capable of merchandising all specified bath/shower products. The unit was designed to ship complete, which eliminated field installation and damaged displays.

The Result:

The resulting total cost reduction of 54% includes installation, labor, and inventory carrying costs.