"How many warehouses should we have and where?"

"Should we consider re-shoring?"

"What are the best distribution channels that make sense for my business?"

Outdated and complex distribution network structures have contributed to oversized inventory levels, unnecessary costs, a strain on service, and overly complex inventory deployment.

Where to locate and how to leverage your assets across the supply chain network are major decisions that depend on many variables. Strategically toggling these variables is where we come in.

LeanCor's network design and deployment provide a current state assessment and future state vision of your network that maximizes customer service at the lowest total cost.

Future State Network

Where are your "walls" and "wheels?"

In a network design engagement, we assess your current state while incorporating your vision, strategy, and business requirements.

We then provide:

  • Vendor, plant, warehouse/DC and customer profiles
  • Analysis and strategy development: transportation, distribution, and inventory
  • Customer demand and service coverage maps
  • Total cost models 
  • Savings opportunities
  • Alternative, future-state scenarios
  • Mode breakdown charts
  • Future state road maps (to-do lists)

...and more.



The right inventory, in the right locations, with the right transportation modes.

Using data-driven decision making processes, we align your network and cost models with external lead time and service level expectations, along with inventory and working capital objectives. We optimize your logistics network by focusing on right-sizing the supply chain's total footprint, inventory, and transportation network. We select an optimal design that improves inventory positioning, service levels and transportation/facility costs.

Our consultants use a comprehensive set of tools – leveraging the right tool for the situation. This allows for robust assessment of shipment consolidation, mode shifts, pool distribution, route planning, and load balancing. Our methodology is rooted in disciplined project management, collaboration, and frequent milestones reviews that ensure understanding of your expectations, quality data inputs, and transparency of progress and findings.



Network Vision: Picture Your Future State

After the current state analysis, we provide you with a road-map style / visual display of critical network characteristics. 

Upon agreement from all stakeholders, we'll help you manage the execution of this vision with LeanCor on-site resources or third party providers.



Throughout the duration of our engagements, we cultivate data-driven decision making that is highly tactical and analytical.

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Lean Warehouse Assessment

Warehouse Assessment

An international pharmaceutical company had several consulting engagements where only limited results were realized. The client sought a more thorough assessment that could deliver immediate, short-term, and long-term tangible results.

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DC Design Case Study - BG Products

Distribution Center Design

An automotive manufacturer’s 50,000-sqft distribution center (DC) couldn’t accommodate the company’s future growth projections.

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DC Consolidation Case Study (1)-1

Warehouse Consolidation (Deployment) 

An automotive supplier’s warehouse space and on-hand materials were growing exponentially as it received, processed, and stored material for potential future use.

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Solution Packages - Levels of Engagement

We've learned that every client is at a different place on the maturity scale with network design. Wherever your organization may be, our strategic engagement model allows us to customize an approach to fit your unique needs.


  • Multiple site visits
  • 4-8 future state scenarios
  • Multi-functional road map

8-12 Weeks

Inventory + Facility + Transportation


  • Single site visit
  • 2-3 future state scenarios
  • Logistics road map

6-8 Weeks

Facility + Transportation


  • 1-2 future state scenarios
  • Strategic/tactical recommendations list


4-6 Weeks


Why We're Different...


We gather and understand voice of customer to maintain strategic alignment and deliver strategic opportunities that will drive results.



Our recommendations come from experienced supply chain operators within our integrated divisions designed to teach, consult, and execute the lean supply chain. 


Rooted in lean principles and advanced supply chain problem solving, our methodology has been validated to deliver recommendations in excess of 10 times the typical investment.

Quick Wins

We execute immediate improvement strategies to create short-term stability.


"No Great Unveilings"

We practice disciplined, collaborative, and formal tollgate management to ensure client ownership of report-outs.



From project kick-off to final delivery of assessment findings, LeanCor is relentlessly focused on identifying and delivering results.

LeanCor's supply chain principles are fully aligned with ours as a company, focusing on delivering value to customers while eliminating waste.