Case Studies.

Turning a Distribution Company Profitable Via Technology and Systems

Driving profitability through applying technology best practices.


The Challenge

A family run business that was losing money each of the past three years and did not have the managerial experience to fix.

The Solution

Orchid Black operators created a plan and executed on the following:

- Implemented a new business system.

- Redesigned the processes within the entire company

- Consolidated responsibilities; reduced headcount by 40%

- Implemented PEO strategy

In addition, we:

Negotiated and bought out of the unionImplemented a leasing program for trucks and drivers

Reworked commission programs

Reorganized the warehouse for efficient operations

The Outcome

The Company has operated profitably since the changes and has survived the worst of the recession.

About Orchid Black

Orchid Black was founded on the principle that deep industry knowledge, pragmatic operating expertise, and a unique playbook produce superior results. We create strategies and deliver operational support, aligning with stakeholders to achieve objectives. Honed at hundreds of technology companies, our innovative, capital-efficient Operators as a Service model is battle-tested. It works.