Optimizing labor efforts and costs
Bodibasixs also created a Human Resources (HR) dashboard to better manage its workforce. By tracking key metrics previously unmonitored, such as revenue per employee, the company knew when it should and could expand its team.
This capability became critical in the second quarter of 2022 during the COVID-19 pandemic, when Bodibasixs saw an increase in production demands. It couldn’t keep up with a limited workforce and was faced with rising costs in materials and logistics. “Thanks to the metrics we gained from the HR dashboard, we were able to confidently increase our workforce and manage our cost levels,” Andrew explains. “We went from 261 to 348 workers in just two months, enabling us to get back on track and fulfill backlogged orders in about two to three months.”
The result of being able to manage its workforce effectively by relying on data has enabled Bodibasixs to reduce its direct labor costs. “Our labor spendings have been reduced by 26 percent, and we’re still able to produce the same level of output,” says Andrew. The HR dashboard also allows the company to effectively manage overtime requirements, avoiding potential workforce disruptions during peak and trough times.
Profitable outcome and smoother workflow
With real-time data gathered easily from dashboards driving informed decisions, Bodibasixs has achieved a 25 percent increase in monthly revenue in the third quarter of 2022. “We’re also running more efficient meetings, making decisions quicker with reliable data, and saving 100 percent of our time on HR reporting,” says Andrew.
Having seen the remarkable outcomes of Power BI, Andrew is already working on a new Operations dashboard, with plans for a Sales dashboard next. “The Operations dashboard will help us prioritize customer satisfaction with on-time delivery, and accurate order fulfillments,” says Andrew. It also includes an interactive map of Bodibasixs’ warehouse that allows relevant parties to check what goods are in stock. Andrew continues, “We’re also looking at more digital transformation of our operations with Microsoft 365, which SRKK will be helping us with.”
Looking forward to a bright future, Andrew says, “SRKK believes in kaizen, which stands for ‘continuous improvement’—ongoing positive changes that reap huge benefits—and I agree with that. Digital transformation is a continuous journey. If we consistently do better, our customers will also be happier.”