Project Scope

For a multinational client, in support of a new distribution network, design and implemented multiple Distribution Centers, satellite warehouses and operating models.

Deliverables

Site Planning, with the client determined the sizing terrain, placement of the new facility, offices, and parking spaces with considerations for optimal truck flow transit.

Layout Designs, for three distribution centers (macro hubs) developed building height specifications (under joist), floor capacities, column spacing, m2 and m3 requirements.

Deliverables also included:

  • Quantity and placement of truck platforms and ramps,
  • Specications for fixed and mobile equipment,
  • Lighting, and
  • Positioning of fixed equipment and inventory for optimal product flow.

Operating Model and WMS designs focused on improving customer services with a reduction in operating cost.

Deliverables included:

  • The configuration and implementation of a new WMS (warehouse management system), in support of best practices,
  • Design and implementation of receiving, putaway, picking, letdown, staging and loading processes, including inventory control, and
  • With human resources, developed an organizational plan including roles and responsibilities for staffing with work shift schedules.

Business Case, for investment approval of the new operation, we developed a comparative analysis of multiple scenarios covering requirements for terrain acquisition, fixed equipment, mobile equipment, and labor.

Implementation of the design of three new distribution centers.

Deliverable included:

  • Preparation and analysis of request for quotations for fixed and mobile equipment,
  • Upon receipt of equipment, inspection of specifications and installation according to the layout design,
  • Development of a numbering system for the execution of the operation and WMS,
  • Assignment of slot locations for each stock keeping unit considering demand, inventory rotation, order preparation work cycles and labor,
  • Development of move plans to the new operation during on-going customer delivery (move transparent to the customer), and
  • Following the new operating model, support of the configuration and execution of a new Oracle WMS (Warehouse Management System).

Training in support of the new design and operating model, with the client, prior to and after Go-Live, prepared and delivered conference room and on the floor training sessions.

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