IT firm increases workflow efficiency and productivity

Rapid IT is a fast-growing IT business in Burnley, which works within IT asset disposal, data destruction as well as being an IT hardware recycling specialist.

The business collects and processes pre-owned IT equipment, with a view to maximising its resale value. A key part in maximising the value is assessing the state of the items received and determining whether they can be sold as is or if it is best to repair, strip down to recycle or scrap.

Through the RADAR programme, AMRC North West offers a range of fully-funded manufacturing support projects and collaboration opportunities, designed to boost competitiveness and productivity for Lancashire’s small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) manufacturing community.

The initial project was to analyse and map operational processes at Rapid IT, but following support through RADAR, this work led on to create a 2D and 3D virtual model of the company’s Burnley-based facility to maximise space usage and enable efficiency improvements.