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Strategy | Design & Technology | Performance Improvement
To optimize the performance of your Distribution Center, you must make the best use of your people, facilities, equipment, and systems. Whether your goals are reducing costs, increasing output, or improving accuracy, we can maximize your DC’s performance.
Our typical engagement results in a 20 to 45% improvement in productivity, while also increasing your quality and accuracy. These projects typically pay for themselves in less than a year. And our collaborative onsite teams ensure that you have someone to support you in achieving lasting results.
LogistiPoint’s Performance Improvement services include:
Performance Improvement Services
Operational & Process Improvement
we have an ROI mentality and some of the best payback to be made in your DC’s are via process improvements. Changing a process that is well-entrenched is not easy, however, and our consultants rigorously analyze the correct process to put in place. We then work side-by-side with your associates and management to implement the correct methods and procedures and ensure that the results are delivered.
Getting the most out of your existing operation is dependent on maximizing the contribution of your workforce. All of our staff are skilled in working with your associates and management to achieve their maximum performance. We work with your team to implement new productivity tools, and teach your management how to use these tools. Increased productivity is mandatory in today’s competitive environment, and LogistiPoint has the experience and know-how to do it right.
Engineered Labor Standards
A significant tool to assist in improving productivity in your DC is the use of engineered labor standards. Only a fraction of DCs use ELS currently, but this will accelerate rapidly in the years ahead as the tools and techniques become mainstream. You will see a very fast payback from this investment, but it must be done properly because it is a major change for your team and your culture. We have the technical engineering skills, combined with the implementation skills, to manage this change successfully.
Adapting your network strategy to fit the changing needs of your business is a continual process. Whether your business is growing and acquiring or trimming and becoming more focused, it is imperative that your logistics strategy evolves so your supply chain holds a competitive advantage.
A proper strategy also involves the consideration and use of different partnerships. Deploying the right partners from the community of suppliers, 3PLs, and customer service offerings is an integral part of your strategy.
In typical projects, we find that clients can save up to 20% of their operating costs, while also utilizing their inventory more efficiently with a properly executed logistics network strategy.
Network Strategy & Optimization
Understanding the best network strategy to support the changing needs of your business is critical. We review the current potential of your network, as well as the future ways your network will need to evolve. Achieving the proper balance of service and costs, while providing flexibility and growth, is key to having your network support the business.
3PL Selection & Implementation
3PLs today offer an intriguing option to both large and small businesses. Whether you’re looking to off-load a portion of work to a 3PL, or even your entire operation, finding the right 3PL partner who can provide the utmost service at a reasonable cost is your challenge. We have worked with many of the 3PLs today, and can assist in finding the right partner for you. We can also help in making sure the transition occurs smoothly without undue risk to your business and customers.
Supply Chain Audits
Today’s supply chains are complex in their design and widespread in their mission. In this web of activities, it can be difficult to determine whether you’re achieving the service and results you need, let alone whether you’re lean and efficient . Our team of highly-experienced consultants can assess the performance of your supply chain. We can determine the opportunities to streamline, collaborate, standardize, and improve. We will prioritize where to place emphasis so that the greatest and quickest results are achieved.
Your facility must deliver outstanding customer service, while also being efficient, responsive, and cost-effective. LogistiPoint can review your operations and see how they compare to the industry’s best. Our team will identify improvements to serve your customers better, to increase the speed and capacity of your operation, and to use your assets more effectively.
Design & Technology
In today’s DC, there are more options for technology and automation than ever. Understanding the best mix of equipment and systems to use and how to get the best payback from them is very challenging. Whether you need assistance in one critical area or need a review and retrofit of an entire facility, we can determine the best use for your capital investment.
Making the right design and technology choices, while implementing them properly, can result in a 15 to 25% reduction in operating costs. Most importantly, the accuracy, controls, and tools that you gain allow you to deliver top-notch service to your customers.
Design & Technology Services
DC Facility Planning & Implementation
Whether you need to build a new facility or update an existing one, LogistiPoint combines innovative conceptual thinking with sound engineering to determine the best design to support your needs. Our team is always prepared to assist in implementing the solution with rigorous project management and diligent oversight to the effort.
LMS (Labor Management System) Selection & Implementation
Many clients realize their labor force represents a great opportunity for improved effectiveness. The LMS systems available today make these improvements much easier to attain, while providing your management team with great tools for understanding the contributions of each work group and each associate. We can find the LMS which best fits your needs, and implement it quickly and smoothly to provide maximum return.
WMS (Warehouse Management System) Optimization
LogistiPoint can help you at every stage of your WMS lifecycle. Whether you’re looking to replace your WMS or make enhancements to your existing system, LogistiPoint can assist you. Our team has the experience from implementing dozens of WMS solutions for both large and small companies, and we can find the best path for you to maximize your systems investment.