Warehouse and DC reengineering

Disruptive transformation

ANALYISIS

We analyze your warehouse / DC from its many angles to achieve a thorough understanding supported by observed facts and data. We then uncover the challenges that need to be tackled.

DESIGN

We define and compare a set of scenarios to address the documented performance gaps. Technical and financial criteria bundled and evaluated to assure optimal alignment to business strategy.

IMPLEMENTATION

We collect the relevant information you need to select the right vendors, lead the execution of plans and coordinate the change management process to navigate the transition to the new operating model and the expected performance.

TRANSFORM YOUR OPERATIONS

Our proven methodology facilitates a straightforward, actionable roadmap designed to maximize DC performance to support the business strategy. Dozens of successful projects across industries support us.

OUR VALUE OFFER

Cross-industry best practices for processes, infrastructure, human talent and IT for your Warehouse / CEDIS.

Solid ROI solution portfolios tailored to your strategy, both for greenfield and battlefield approaches.

Actual project experience that effectively translate lessons learned to reduced risk and cost.

180% PRODUCTIVITY BOOST, ACHIEVED
INDUSTRY CASE
WHAT WE FOUND

Our customer suffered not uncommon excess inventory symptoms due to poor restocking policies and superfluous product touches. The challenge was compounded by insufficient available storage capacity, needed to support future growth.

THE SOLUTION
  • A clever layout arrangement combined with the use of the right infrastructure led to higher storage density in the same square footage and higher pickface density.

  • Forward picking area sizing and slotting minimized both replenishment and picking labor. 

  • New rules in the WMS were designed, tested and released for improved fit and flexibility.

RESULTS
  • Our customer increased DC storage capacity by 35%.

  • Their productivity for the forward picking area replenishment improved by a record of 180% and eliminated 6 product touches.

  • Picking productivity increased by a sustained 35%.

THE
STORY
VALUE OBTAINED

Our client is a pharma retail industry leader in Mexico City and the surrounding region. Facing the challenge to maintain service levels over 99% while rapidly adding new stores to their already complex distribution network, they turned to their DC for a solid grip. The project quickly shifted toward efficient design to achieve maximum storage capacity while maintaining operations in the current location and also increasing process productivity with the help of SAP EWMS.

Ability to support expected growth and guarantee high service levels.

We transfered capacity to the operations team to perform re-slotting activities without the help of the team of practitioners.

We designed a solid investment, training and infrastructure plan guided by size, speed and complexity triggers to progressively automate.