Rising Above Cash Demand Changes: Cash-Handling Business Case Study
Developing a New Operating Model to Cope with Evolving Cash Demands
By 2027, only an estimated 16% of transactions in the UK will be through cash, meaning a significant drop in volumes long-term for businesses that process cash over the counter.
A cash-handling client that had just launched a new service allowing banks to use their outlets as banking counter services now faced two issues: to manage a huge influx of cash over the next few years, and to review their operating model to navigate the evolving use of cash.
The client brought Reinvigoration in to conduct an in-depth review of their Supply Chain Operating Model to ensure their infrastructure could cope with the massive volume changes. Reinvigoration built a simulation model to emulate all the cash flow across various scenarios, with stress testing based on multiple factors. Find out how Reinvigoration was able to predict cash volumes in the future and recommend different operating models to enable the client to manage the flux.
The client is a cash-handling business that operates over 11,500 high street outlets. It had just launched a new service to allow banks to use their outlets to operate as the banks’ own banking counter service.
By 2027, only an estimated 16% of transactions in the UK will be through cash, meaning a significant drop in volumes long-term for businesses that process cash over the counter. The client, however, had launched a new offering to banks, allowing them to use their 11,500 high street outlets as their banking counter services.
This meant that a huge influx of cash would need to be processed over the next few years until the reduction in the use of cash in society hits. The client needed to conduct a deep review of its Supply Chain Operating Model in the face of this evolving use of cash to ensure its infrastructure could cope with the massive changes in volumes.
The client brought Reinvigoration in to conduct an in-depth review of cash in society as a whole and strategically assess what has happened in countries globally to signpost what is likely to happen in the UK.
How Reinvigoration helped:
- Built a simulation model to emulate all the cash flowing through our client across a range of scenarios, with stress testing based on a range of factors and variables
- Predicted what was going to happen with volumes of cash every year for a 10-year period and what operating model was best to manage this flux
- Validated this cash volume model with a range of samples over time, comparing the forecast to actuals
Reinvigoration helped the client to:
- Predict the impact on 11,500 high-street outlets, 5 Cash Centres, and 300 armoured vehicle crews
- Hold conversations with all the industry operators and set strategic commercial agreements that would see the client move between a series of different operating models over time to cope with demand
- Plan strategies to apply internal efficiency improvements, short-term outsourcing, medium-term partnerships, long-term joint ventures, and pure mergers
Reinvigoration was able to help the client by creating a simulation model to anticipate the changing cash demands over the next decade and pick the best operational models to be used over time to deal with the flux. This means that the client is able to fluidly adapt their operational model and not be caught off-guard despite the rapid changes coming their way.
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