Vaughan Hospitality Group (VHG) opened its first bar in 1996 and started using Sculpture eight years later after being referred by another bar owner - realizing it was a great opportunity to control inventory.
Before VHG started using Sculpture Hospitality, they estimated their shrinkage numbers were at 20 percent.
With a background in data analysis, restaurateurs Kevin Vaughan and his brother, Eamonn, had a goal of finding an inventory management solution that would enable the operations team at their multiple restaurant and bar venues to operate more effectively.
Now, with six restaurants located in downtown Chicago, VHG relies on Sculpture every week.
"Sculpture is heavily involved in our ordering process at all locations," said Kevin. "By noon every Tuesday, Sculpture provides us with all inventory reports. They are extremely reliable. and it is a huge benefit. Their services definitely add to the efficiency of my business."
Prior to starting Vaughan's Hospitality Group. Kevin Vaughan studied accounting, received his CPA from Loyola University and went to work as an analyst at Arthur Anderson.
In fact, across the company's six locations they now have a shrinkage that is consistently under 5%.
As a result, Kevin Vaughan says he has made at least five times the money back that he's paid for Sculpture's services.
In addition, VHG uses Sculpture to also manage its 180 employees. Sculpture's definitive weekly reports create staff accountability and incentives throughout all six establishments - with Sculpture's shrinkage numbers a particularly important factor in determining managers' quarterly bonuses.
"Sculpture is very much a people business. The company does a great job of combining good technology with good people,” says Kevin Vaughan.
“My Sculpture representative, Ken Gillie, is outstanding, smart and responsive. He does a great job managing his people.”
By using Sculpture Hospitality, Vaughan Hospitality Group has realized significant benefits.
Inventory Variance Improvement
Estimated Profit Improvement Per Week
of Managers are Meeting Their Bonus Goal
After fifteen plus years of using their services, VHG can't imagine handling our bars' high volume of employees and patrons without Sculpture."