Avon is one of the world's leading home rep businesses. With product lines turning over every 14 days, the four-wall logistics inside this world-class facility are some of the world's most efficient.
Assembly Logistics | Pratt & Whitney
Pratt & Whitney's new northeast logistics center provides production and assembly support for PW's world-class engine assembly centers.
E-commerce Fulfillment | Nutrisystem
Nutrisystem's e-commerce fulfillment center provides the physical logistics for one of the world's Top 20 e-commerce sites.
Global Retail | Payless
Warehouses can add significant value in the supply chain by facilitating the efficient inbound and outbound processing of international orders. One example is our client, Payless Shoes, one of the world’s largest shoe retailers and global importers. Most of the company’s shoes are imported from China and arrive in the United States via the Port of Long Beach. Goods arriving there are transloaded into 53-foot containers and trucked to the company’s West Coast distribution center in Redlands, California, or the company’s East Coast distribution center near Cincinnati, Ohio.
Auto Service Parts | Honda
Honda's world renowned product reliability relies on world-class supply chain reliability, providing unprecedented daily delivery accuracy to a national dealer network and processing weekly receipts from a global supply base.
Seasonal Storage | Hallmark
Many corporations have significant peaks and valleys in their demand. One of our clients, Hallmark Cards, is an extreme example. Most of the demand for greeting cards falls in the Christmas and Valentines seasons. If the company’s production capacity was designed for those peaks, its production capacity would be cost prohibitively underutilized for 75 percent of the year. To balance the production and optimize supply-chain costs, Hallmark produces greeting cards at a fairly balanced pace during the year, resulting in a large storage requirement for most of the year.
Mixed Pallet Distribution | Coca-Cola
Because warehouses house inventory (or wares), warehousing adds business and supply-chain value in all the same ways inventory does. Warehouses and their inventory facilitate production economies of scale, optimize factory utilization via seasonal inventory builds, and mitigate supply-chain and business risk by holding contingency and disaster inventory. Despite all efforts to reduce setup and changeover costs and time, there will always remain expensive and time-consuming setups. In those situations, it would be economically foolish to produce short runs. When long production runs are economical, the resulting lot-size inventory must be housed, most effectively in a warehouse. For example, one of our large food and beverage clients was running lot sizes 50 percent below optimal, incurring excessive changeover and production costs as a result. To correct this, an additional 150,000 square feet of warehousing space was required, yielding a significant return on investment to their business.
Vendor Managed Inventory | Rio Tinto
By postponing title position, on-site vendor-managed inventories are another means by which warehousing can add value in business and supply-chain logistics. The figure shows one of our mining client’s maintenance parts vendor management inventory warehouse locations. The warehouse is located near the large maintenance shops in one of the world’s largest copper mines.
Refrigerated Finished Goods | HP Hood
HP Hood is one of the nation's largest dairies. Their automated storage and retrieval system attached to their main production site in Winchester, Virginia is one of the world's largest. Goods are refrigerated at perfect cold chain temperatures in high density storage and picked and released for high volume customer pickup.
Local Retail & Restaurant | Disney
Walt Disney World's famed DC2 is the hub of WDW's world-class logistics operations moving merchandise and food magically to and through a city the size of San Francisco.
Omni-Channel Distribution | LL Bean
From a foundation of historical standard bearing in DC operational excellence, LL Bean now sets a national standard for omni-channel distribution performance.
Weapons Kitting Logistics | Raytheon
Raytheon's paradigms of precision cover their launch procedures, assembly processes, and kitting logistics. This kitting logistics center is the centerpiece of Raytheon's cruise weapons supply chain.
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