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ABOUT US

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OUR MISSION

"Inviscid Consulting helps businesses plan and streamline their warehousing, logistics, manufacturing, and distribution operations to drive down operating costs, boost capacity, improve service levels, and mitigate risk."

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CAPABILITIES

  • Strategic planning and optimization of logistics networks

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

  • Site selection and systematic layout of supply chain facilities

  • Economic evaluation, justification of alternative solutions, and development of business cases

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

  • Lean warehousing, logistics, manufacturing, and distribution process improvement

  • Improvement of labor productivity, resource utilization, storage, and production capacity, and service levels and mitigation of operational risk

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

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INDUSTRY EXPERTISE

  • Multi-channel / Omnichannel retail

  • Direct-to-consumer / Ecommerce / Catalog

  • Consumer goods

  • Apparel / Footwear

  • Food / Beverage / Grocery

  • Pharmaceutical / Health and life sciences

  • Industrial / Automotive / Aerospace

  • High-tech / Electronics

  • Mining and drilling

  • Wholesale / General distribution

  • 3PL / Outsourced fulfillment

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SUPPLY CHAIN SOLUTIONS EXPERTISE

  • Warehouse management systems (WMS) and warehouse control systems (WCS)

  • Labor management systems (LMS)

  • Transportation management systems (TMS)

  • Logistics network optimization systems

  • Inventory management and optimization

  • Slotting systems

  • Production and order picking systems

  • Material handling, storage, and sortation equipment, systems, automation, and robotics

  • Packaging, labeling, and auto-ID systems

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OUR FOUNDER

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Stephen (Steve) T. Hopper, PE

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

Bachelor of Industrial Engineering (BIE)

The Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech)

Lean Six Sigma Green Belt

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

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

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

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

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

Stephen (Steve) T. Hopper, PE, is Founder and Principal with Inviscid Consulting. Over more than three decades, Steve has helped his clients plan and streamline their warehousing, logistics, manufacturing, and distribution operations by driving down operating costs, boosting capacity, improving service levels, mitigating risk, implementing effective supply chain solutions, 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 hundreds of clients ranging from small businesses to Fortune 100 corporations.

 

Steve previously worked for several leading companies in the supply chain industry, including Kurt Salmon (now part of Accenture) and the supply chain consulting unit of Deloitte. He earned a Bachelor of Industrial Engineering (BIE) degree from the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech). He is also a certified Lean Six Sigma Green Belt and a board-certified, licensed, registered professional engineer (PE). Steve has served as an expert witness for litigation support on various cases involving supply chain operations in the US, Canada, and Australia. He occasionally writes articles for supply chain industry publications and speaks at industry events.

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PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

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