SAN FRANCISCO — Great strides have been made in the development of labor-saving devices for the drycleaning industry. Of course, these improvements are miniscule in comparison to what’s happening in other industries. Nevertheless, there are improvements in drycleaning that can be capitalized upon under the right circumstances.
The keys to maximizing the benefits you receive from a large capital investment include knowing why you’re making the purchase decision, when is the best time to make these purchases, how to make the most of the equipment bought, and how to implement any changes the purchase forces.
Take each of these considerations in order. For instance, if you want to purchase a new conveyor or sorting system, there are many possible reasons—saving money and improving accuracy are two good ones. But if the required investment is $10,000, $50,000, $100,000, or more, it’s worth double-checking your assumptions.