Streamlining Warehousing, Distribution And Fulfillment
We implement the solutions to increase efficiencies, reduce cost & even automate.
And you enjoy smoother operational performance — along with lower expenses.
Here is an example of how Valentine Solutions worked with a client to streamline their warehouse and distribution operations.
An automotive manufacturer was outgrowing its 50,000 sq foot distribution center (DC). Finished good kitting functions had to be performed off-site due to lack of space. And the DC’s racking didn’t support SKU profiles. Manual activities and multiple touchpoints slowed processes. The facility’s design also wasn’t aligned with a picking strategy for optimal productivity and poor traffic flow inhibited pallet-building.
Valentine Solutions teamed with our solution provider to assess key distribution processes including: manufacturing transfer, receiving, inspection, put away, storage, inventory control, order processing, packing, staging, and shipping. A 120,000 sq ft square foot warehouse was recommended to enable increased productivity, support an effective inventory management system, and move the kitting function back into the DC.
We designed the new DC layout using best-in-class operating principles: Safety, Stability, Standardization, Visibility, Quality at the Source, Material Flow, Collaboration, Continuous Improvement & LEAN environment. Valentine Solutions was also engaged to manage the RFP’s for Racking, Forklifts & WMS while training the manufacturer’s team, and developing training materials for process consistency.
This manufacturer realized a 20% reduction in overall costs. Additionally, adjusting the picking strategy to select racking would yield a payback period of 3 years on racking material costs. Kitting of finished goods is now performed at the DC. All these solutions combined total to an overall 30% cost reduction. And we’ve been invited back in 2021 to audit and improve their freight management processes!
Our customers experience immediate time savings and resource benefits, as well as cost reductions ranging from 10% to 30%+. We’d love to do the same for you!