WFM Engineering, Inc.

Real Solutions for the Retail Industry

Productivity Improvements

Labor costs are the largest controllable expense in store operations.  Productivity improvements are key to helping retailers optimize their labor dollar.  Productivity improvement is a process whereby tasks and facilities are evaluated for efficiency and effectiveness.  The analysis is performed by identifying the current method, analyzing each method step, and determining changes that will reduce time and make work easier for associates. 

There are several common strategies for productivity improvement used to today's retail industry.  Let us help you determine the best strategy for your current environment or situation. 

Six Sigma Strategy

Six Sigma is a rigorous, focused, and highly effective implementation of proven quality principles and techniques.  The Six Sigma methodology brings change to an organization in a systematic way.  The program utilizes certified leaders to implement a practical performance improvement DMAIC model.  Our engineering consultants are certified Six Sigma Black Belts.

Lean Concepts Strategy

The Lean Concepts approach systematically minimizes wasted time, motion, and materials in activities that add value.  These principles can be applied to improve upon the following areas of operations:

  • Overproduction

  • Inventory

  • Unnecessary Processing

  • Unnecessary Movement of People

  • Unnecessary Transport of Goods

  • Waiting Times

5S Strategy


5S is a strategy for creating a clean, organized, safe, and efficient work environment.  The strategy operates under

the basic notion "a place for everything and everything in its place."  There are 5 basic components for this improvement strategy:

  • Sort & Remove

  • Shine & Inspect

  • Set Locations & Visual Cues

  • Standardize

  • Sustain


WFM Engineering, Inc.
74-923 US Highway 111 #176
Indian Wells, CA 92210
Phone:  (760) 836-9327