"We can't fulfill orders fast enough."
"We're not ready to take on additional volume."
If your warehouse or distribution center (DC) is experiencing these constraints, you're not alone. The market size of the public storage and warehousing industry is expected to increase 3.7% in 2019. Knowing how to effectively utilize your existing space (or open a new one) to satisfy business requirements is key in today's fiercely competitive market.
LeanCor's warehouse design and deployment solutions provide a current state assessment and future state vision of your warehouse/DC that delivers best-in-class results in material flow, processes, technology, and management systems.
In a warehouse design engagement, we assess your current state while incorporating your vision, strategy, and operational requirements. You receive a visual, detailed, best-in-class layout and material flow design that will prepare your warehouse(s) for whatever comes your way.
First, we define your strategy and operational principles. Next, we define the target condition - or "base case" - for current operations without substantial capital investments or infrastructure changes. Then, we compare the latest technological options, identifying the right usage of conventional, mechanized, and automated applications -- without bias. From there, we create capital expenditure plans and operational budgets that will minimize your investment while reducing operational costs. Finally, we define detailed design inputs for future provider RFPs and a step-by-step road map to guide your implementation.
After the current state assessment and establishing baselines for improvement, we provide you with a road-map style vision with a detailed layout and material flow design.
Upon agreement from all stakeholders, we'll help you manage the execution of this vision with LeanCor on-site resources or third party providers.
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Success stories with our clients
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.
An automotive supplier’s warehouse space and on-hand materials were growing exponentially as it received, processed, and stored material for potential future use.
We've learned that every client is at a different place on the maturity scale with its warehousing. Some are lacking an inventory management strategy. Others have inefficient flow. Wherever your organization may be, our strategic engagement model allows us to customize an approach to fit your unique needs.
-DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS, AUTOMOTIVE PRODUCTS COMPANY