Areas of Specialization
Supply Chain Optimization: Improving profitability and/or service through the ''better'' integration and synchronization of operations processes.

  • Inventory Management
  • Warehousing
  • Transportation
  • Forecasting
  • Planning & Purchasing
  • Facilities & Equipment
  • Systems
  • Customer Service
  • Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma

    Common Symptoms of Ineffective Processes

  • Poor service performance (on-time and complete)
  • Excessive or inadequate inventories
  • ''High'' warehousing or transportation costs
  • Under- or over-utilized facilities or equipment
  • Frequent unplanned crew and machine schedule changes
  • Excessive/endless overtime costs
  • Frequent need for “rush” or “emergency” deliveries or shipments

    Questions for Auditing Current Performance

  • What is your true customer service level? Is it acceptable? Is it improving?
  • What is your optimum level of inventory?
  • How do you avoid over or under investment?
  • Where can costs be removed without impacting service?
  • Where can service be improved without adding costs?
  • What processes are impeding/constraining growth?