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Inviscid Consulting helps businesses drive down operating costs, boost capacity, and improve service levels in their warehousing, logistics, distribution, and fulfillment operations.

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  • Multi-channel / Omnichannel retail

  • Direct-to-consumer / Ecommerce / Catalog

  • Consumer goods

  • Apparel / Footwear

  • Food / Beverage / Grocery

  • Pharmaceutical / Health & life sciences

  • Industrial / Automotive / Aerospace

  • High-tech / Electronics

  • Mining & drilling

  • Wholesale / General distribution

  • 3PL / Outsourced fulfillment

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  • Strategic planning & optimization of logistics networks

  • Conception, modeling, analysis, reengineering, design, & activity-based costing (ABC) of warehousing, logistics, distribution, & fulfillment operations & business processes

  • Site selection & systematic layout of supply chain facilities

  • Economic evaluation & justification of alternative solutions & development of business cases

  • Design, estimation, specification, selection, & implementation project management of material handling & storage equipment, automation, & supply chain information systems

  • Lean warehousing, logistics, distribution, & fulfillment process improvement

  • Improvement of labor productivity, resource utilization, storage & production capacities, & service levels

  • Mitigation of operational risk

  • Evaluation & selection of third-party logistics (3PL) providers

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  • Warehouse management systems (WMS), warehouse execution systems (WES), & warehouse control systems (WCS)

  • Labor management systems (LMS)

  • Transportation management systems (TMS)

  • Logistics network optimization systems

  • Inventory management & optimization

  • Slotting systems

  • Production & order picking systems

  • Equipment, systems, automation, & robotics for material handling, storage, & sortation

  • Packaging, labeling, & auto-ID systems


Warehousing Education and Research Council
Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals
Association for Supply Chain Management
Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers
Materials Handling and Management Society

Inviscid Consulting is a proud partner of Tompkins Ventures, which connects businesses with a global network of reputable, best-in-class firms that improve supply chain operations.

Stephen (Steve) T. Hopper, PE

  • Board-certified, licensed, registered Professional Engineer (PE)

  • Bachelor of Industrial Engineering (BIE), The Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech)

  • Past President, Atlanta, Warehousing Education & Research Council (WERC)

  • Past President, Atlanta, Materials Handling & Management Society (MHMS)

  • Member, Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP)

  • Past President, Atlanta, Institute of Industrial & Systems Engineers (IISE)

  • Certified Instructor, Association for Supply Chain Management (ASCM, formerly APICS)

Inviscid Founder: Steve Hopper, Supply Chain Operations Expert and Consultant


Stephen (Steve) T. Hopper, PE, is Founder and Principal of Inviscid Consulting. Over more than three decades, Steve has helped hundreds of clients plan and streamline their warehousing, logistics, distribution, and fulfillment operations by driving down operating costs, boosting capacity, improving service levels, mitigating risk, implementing effective supply chain solutions, emphasizing safety, and enhancing the performance of their supply chain resources: people, processes, inventory, facilities, equipment, material handling systems, transportation assets, and supply chain information technology (IT). He has worked with clients ranging from small businesses to Fortune 100 corporations.

Steve earned a Bachelor of Industrial Engineering (BIE) degree from The Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) and is a board-certified, licensed, registered Professional Engineer (PE). He has served as an expert witness on dozens of cases involving supply chain operations in the US, Canada, and Australia and has advised private equity and venture capital investors. Steve also serves as a member of the Canvass Committee with the Material Handling Institute (MHI), which establishes industry standards for the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). He has also been interviewed by the supply chain industry media, authored articles for industry publications, and spoken at industry events.

You can schedule a free consultation with Steve, download his personal bio, download a list of some of his past clients, or requrest his detailed CV.



Years in Business


of Clients' Operations Improved


of Reductions in Operating Costs

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