CS Manufacturing

Increase your ROI with operational efficiency improvements
Cohl Fleischhacker, president of CS Manufacturing, with a partner

Prides itself in quality materials and manufacturing, as well as customer service excellence

About the company

A leading gazebo and shed kit manufacturer that ships thousands of its CedarShed products across Canada

Location: Langley, British Columbia

Industry: Manufacturing

Entrepreneur challenge

The company needed to improve its operational efficiency in key areas such as cash flow and inventory management, assembly processes and workflow, and lead time. The owner wanted an objective point of view to assess and prioritize projects, reduce waste and mobilize employees to embrace a continuous improvement culture.

BDC expertise

BDC’s operational efficiency experts conducted an assessment to provide the company with a complete picture of its performance and prioritize optimization projects. This included performance dashboards, workplace organization, as well as the fundamentals of efficient supervision.


  • Improved operational efficiency and bottom line
  • Benefitted from quick wins such as improving employee movement on the production line, as well as better material handling and rotation of inventory
  • Achieved more than $90,000 in cost savings

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