Event Hospitality and Entertainment Limited is one of the largest cinema circuits in Australia and New Zealand with a market cap of approx. AUD 1.2 billion. A leader in the region for automation initiatives, the company has set up an RPA Center of Excellence (CoE) across the organization for process excellence.
Event Cinemas sells food and other merchandise in their cinema outlets. The supplies needed for this was placed ad-hoc by each Cinema Manager to different suppliers via different ordering processes and portals, resulting in inventory pile-up and decreased cash flow.
They were looking to improve stock ordering and inventory management.
Due to these complexities, the company ended up spending over 5,000 manual hours to complete the process.
They shortlisted 20+ use cases to be automated across 60+ cinemas. The solution automated three systems in the inventory order management process, as follows:
Potential savings of 14,000 person-hours annually for inventory management
Significantly reduced time for recurring fortnightly stock taking, saving 4500+ hours annually
Improved cash flows through Kanban methodology
Improved traceability of orders and operating governance