Is your warehouse or DC a necessary evil, or competitive advantage?
Do you consider your warehouse or DC a necessary evil to hold inventory that is not on its way to, or at, your customers? The difference between seeing your means of storage and distribution of goods to fill orders as necessary evils versus a competitive advantage is all in how you manage and process these assets. If there is too much inventory in your distribution network, or if you’re not storing and processing it efficiently in your warehouse or distribution center (DC), you are wasting money on labor, facilities, and equipment. Worse, if your fulfillment service levels don’t meet your customers’ expectations, they will look for their expectations to be met by your competitor.
StoneCross Group’s supply chain experts know how to integrate the various aspects of running warehouses and distribution centers so that they become a competitive advantage for you. Collectively, we’ve streamlined distribution operations for many, many clients over several decades, in almost every industry. Here are some of the ways we can help:
- Distributed Order Management (DOM)
- Distribution operations planning & process improvement
- Elimination of unnecessary inventory
- Facility planning & layout
- Labor performance/productivity improvement
- Material handling systems assessment, evaluation, planning, selection, & implementation assistance
- Warehouse & DC operations assessment
- Warehouse Management System (WMS) & Labor Management System (LMS) assessment, evaluation, selection, & implementation
Your distribution operation touches your customers directly; especially in the ever-growing world of ecommerce. A lean warehouse / DC is mission-critical. If you want to reduce your costs, increase your accuracy, and improve your service levels, contact us today for an assessment of your warehousing and distribution operations.