@RambleWoods - After just reading this article, and a few similar ones, I would say that you might want to look at what larger companies in your same industry have done to become more efficient.
At my job, we were trying to compete with big-box retailers and thought they were going to run us out of business. The owner ended up hiring an efficiency expert who helped us find small things that we were able to change throughout our daily operations. That ultimately helped us to jump ahead on the 'experience curve' and compete with the larger companies. Since then we have grown considerable amounts and are still going strong.
A lot of the changes we made had to do with combining processes to become more efficient.
I'm sure your boss would be pleased if you could find ways to do that for your company.
Good luck with your endeavors.