LAUREL, Md. — The Drycleaning & Laundry Institute (DLI) has partnered with Methods for Management (MfM) to offer management groups for members in non-competing areas. The new program forms peer groups of DLI members to create the competitive advantage of information and strategy sharing with an eye on sustained prosperity and growth.
“We are very happy to announce we are working with Diana Vollmer and her company, Methods for Management, an independent consulting business with specialties in the dry cleaning industry,” says DLI CEO Mary Scalco. “This new program is specifically designed for DLI members. Some key areas of focus will be improving processing efficiency, profit, and cash flow.”
Members join a group of up to 12 DLI members. Group members will be selected so as to minimize travel. To encourage the open sharing of information and mutual support, participation is limited to one member from any market.
Each group will meet quarterly, and with the help of MfM discuss, design and implement incentive pay plans; profit improvement and strategic planning; plant processing efficiency and engineering designs; financial and cash flow improvements; branding; growth strategies; and more.