Cost Savings

$20M per year in cost savings.

140 Pallets

of Plant and Head End identified.

500 fixed assets sold

used and fully-depreciated.

Asset Recovery Center Standup

A national leader in telecommunications and a member of the Fortune 100 and an ambitious company with a national footprint, possesses the unique opportunity to stand out from its competitors through its use of reverse logistics. The problem was that this company needed an enterprise-level program to provide visibility over assets that had either reached their end-of life or that could be reused somewhere else in their national footprint and thus avoid potentially millions of dollars in additional fixed asset purchases.

“Having Greencastle Consulting and their PMO onboard, provided the professional experience and expertise we needed for a successful project. In our experience with other solutions, Greencastle Consulting is the premier local consulting firm. I don’t think I will ever be switching.”

-Fortune 100 telecommunications company

THE SOLUTION

The Asset Recovery Center (ARC) was an enterprise-wide change management effort that included a scope of roughly 1900 individually operated Plant and Head End (PHE) locations throughout the United States to change the way they disposition equipment that is no longer needed at its original installation location.

Instead, they would need to adopt the use of a single distribution center and its forward triage locations, reusing equipment where able, recycling equipment utilizing national recycling contracts, or consign and resell the equipment to third parties to recover costs where available.

The project required several key elements to ensure its success: planning, vendor management, software integrations, inventory management and control, employee adoption, and overall implementation. At each level, the Greencastle team was there to lead implementation and drive toward overall success.

RESULTS & BENEFITS

Within the first week of operations, Greencastle helped client to identify more than 140 pallets of PHE at eight of the 1900 locations throughout the US. This effort created a successful and selfsustaining model that is not only pioneering and innovative, but offers a continuous, significant, and positive impact on the service delivery to the client and their customers.

Greencastle was able to launch four out of fifteen regions before handing the completed product over to our client. The outcome of the project is a cost savings of more than $20M per year. Greencastle helped our client avoid a potential loss of $3M in fixed-asset purchases.