Is an Independent
And Full Service
Logistics Consultancy _
Best-Practice Solutions Are Delivered Through These Services
- Logistics Strategy Development and Network Optimization
- Distribution Center & Warehouse Layout and Plant Flow Improvement
- Training Program and Operational Assistance
From the start we are focused on proving flexible supply chain, logistics and material handling solutions designed to meet the current and emerging needs of your business. We observe, listen and carefully document your company’s business and logistics support requirements. Using transactional data that you supply, we quickly model the current and future state. From this foundation we create a comprehensive strategy, tactics and design focused on achieving customer satisfaction and business goals.
Logistics Network Design and Optimization
The defining moment of supply chain performance is the time and place availability of products in response to customer demands for shorter lead-times and lower prices. This is all in the backdrop of aggressive competition and escalating operating cost for warehouse and distribution facilities, equipment, fuel, systems, and insurance. A logistics network optimized to improve customer service and minimize operating cost is a fundamental requirement for the winning enterprise. Determination of the network is a process incorporating strategic and tactical elements. Our methodology and use of LogicNet Plus® network modeling software provides our customer with a balanced approach to the art and science of logistics network design.
Plant, Distribution Center, and Warehouse Layout and Design
We create flexible plant, distribution center and warehouse layout models designed for plant flow improvement and to use space efficiently, effectively, and in support of EHS requirements. Whether the warehouse layout is for an existing plant, distribution facility or in a new “greenfield” facility our goal is to fit the space around the function and process vs. fitting the function and process into the space. This warehouse design and planning approach has consistently provided our customers with initial capital cost savings and lower operating cost over time. We work closely with each client’s architect or warehouse design – build construction firm to define the facility requirements for effective and efficient plant, distribution center, or warehouse designs.
Process engineering is the foundation of all our warehouse logistics solutions and implementations. As industrial engineers, our focus is making sure that requirements are understood and that an operationally feasible solution is developed and implemented. At Logistics Consultants, we understand operations. The computer and material handling technologies we employ in our designs are only tools that enhance or enable effective and efficient processes. The process engineering approach permits us to explore and test alternatives on paper and in discussion with those who will use and maintain the system for years to come. Assisting our customers to build and sustain operations on the foundation of best demonstrated warehousing and distribution practices are our goal and commitment.
We understand that even a well-conceived and designed systems will not function to its expectations if managers, supervisors and operators of the system do not have knowledge of its purposes, and are not trained to use it properly. We have developed an approach and format for education and training operational procedural and technical processes for material handling solutions and warehouse management systems that combines structured classroom and on-floor training. While each training program we develop is customized, the goal and results consistently ensure that every employee is educated, trained and practiced in the way things will work on the start-up day of the new system.