Services

Supply Chain Networks & Facilities

We’ll help you plan and optimize your supply chain network so you have the right number of facilities, of the right size, in the right locations, effectively performing the right functions to support your business. Examples of these services include:

  • Assessment of Existing Supply Chain Strategies, Operations, Logistics Networks, & Facilities
  • Conception, Evaluation, Modeling, Analysis, & Planning of Supply Chain Networks
    • Development of Greenfield & Redesigned Supply Chain Network Strategy
    • Definition of Network & Facility Requirements
    • Network-level & Facility-level Flow-path Analysis
    • Estimation of Inventory Requirements
    • Estimation of Facility Space Requirements
    • Estimation of Facility Costs
    • Business Case Development & Return-on-Investment (ROI) Analysis
    • Economic Evaluation and Justification of Alternative Solutions
    • Optimization of Network Design
    • Optimization of Facility Function, Size, & Location
    • Planning & Layout of Warehouses, Distribution Centers, & Manufacturing Facilities
  • Facility Capacity Improvement
  • Inventory Optimization & Cost Reduction
  • Transportation Optimization & Cost Reduction
  • Qualification, Evaluation, Selection, & Recommendation of Logistics Outsourcing
    • Third-party Logistics (3PL) Firms
    • Fulfillment Service Providers
    • Contract Warehousing

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Material Handling Systems & Equipment

We’ll help you plan and optimize your material handling systems and equipment to provide the best value based on your functional requirements and the economic constraints of your business, ensuring the right blend of efficient mechanization, automation, and labor. Examples of these services include:

  • Assessment of Existing Material Handling Systems & Equipment
  • Evaluation, Planning, & Selection of New Integrated Material Handling Systems & Equipment
    • Conveyor Systems
    • Carton/Tote and Unit Sortation Systems
    • Rail Systems
    • Lift Trucks, Tuggers, Orderpickers, Pallet Jacks, & Industrial Trucks
    • Automated Guided Vehicle (AGV) Systems & Automated Guided Cart (AGC) Systems
    • Order Picking Systems
    • Storage Systems (Rack, Shelving, etc.)
    • Goods to Person (GTP) Systems
    • Automated Storage & Retrieval Systems (AS/RS)
    • Packaging & Labeling Systems
    • Workstations
  • Conception, Modeling, Analysis, & Planning of Warehousing, Distribution, & Manufacturing Operations
    • Development of Greenfield & Redesigned Material Handling Systems
    • Definition of System Requirements
    • Estimation of Space Requirements
    • Estimation of System Costs
    • Business Case Development & Return-on-Investment (ROI) Analysis
    • Economic Evaluation and Justification of Alternative Solutions
    • Functional Specification & Layout
  • Vendor Qualification, Evaluation, Selection, & Recommendation
    • Development of Request for Proposal (RFP)
    • Review & Evaluation of Vendor Proposals
    • Vendor Scoring & Recommendation
    • Vendor Contract Negotiations
  • Project Management & Vendor Oversight for System Implementations

Information Systems & Technology

We’ll help you plan and optimize your supply chain information systems and technology to provide the best value based on your functional requirements and the economic constraints of your business. Examples of these services include:

  • Assessment of Existing Information Systems & Technology
  • Benefits Realization for Existing Systems
  • Evaluation, Planning, & Selection of New Information Systems & Technology
    • Warehouse Management Systems (WMS)
    • Inventory Management Systems (IMS)
    • Inventory Optimization Systems
    • Slotting Optimization Systems
    • Pick-to-Light & Put-to-Light Systems
    • Voice Picking Systems
    • Warehouse Control Systems (WCS)
    • Labor Management Systems (LMS)
    • Transportation Management Systems (TMS)
    • Product Serialization, Track & Trace, & ePedigree Systems
    • Bar Coding & RFID Systems
  • Conception, Analysis, & Planning of Warehousing, Distribution, & Manufacturing Information Systems
    • Definition of System Requirements
    • Estimation of System Costs
    • Business Case Development & Return-on-Investment (ROI) Analysis
    • Economic Evaluation and Justification of Alternative Solutions
    • Functional Specification
  • Vendor Qualification, Evaluation, Selection, & Recommendation
    • Development of Request for Proposal (RFP)
    • Review & Evaluation of Vendor Proposals
    • Development of Scripted Vendor Demonstration Scenarios
    • Review & Evaluation of Vendor Demonstrations
    • Vendor Contract Negotiations
    • Vendor Scoring & Recommendation
  • Project Management & Vendor Oversight for System Implementations

Labor Performance & Operational Excellence

We’ll help you plan and optimize your supply chain processes and methods so that your workforce is efficient and effectively performs the right functions to support your business. Examples of these services include:

  • Assessment of Existing Supply Chain Operations
  • Assessment of Existing Workforce Labor Performance
  • Assessment of Existing Capacities & Service Levels
  • Application of Industrial Engineering Principles
  • Application of Six Sigma & Lean Process Improvement Principles
  • Development of Relevant, Meaningful Supply Chain Operations Metrics & Benchmarks
  • Modeling, Analysis, Planning, Measurement, & Reengineering of Business Processes & Methods
    • Simplification & Standardization of Processes & Methods
    • Implementation of Industry Best Practices
    • Reduction of Cycle Times
    • Inventory Profiling & Slotting Optimization
    • Improvement of Accuracy, Quality, & Safety
    • Improvement of Resource Utilization
  • Modeling, Analysis, Planning, Measurement, & Reengineering of Labor Performance Standards
    • Labor Cost Estimation
    • Development & Implementation of Engineered Labor Standards
    • Development & Implementation of Labor Performance Incentives
    • Implementation of Tools & Systems to Track & Manage Labor Performance
    • Improvement of Labor Productivity
    • Staffing Optimization
    • Manager & Supervisor Training & Coaching
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