Warehouse/Inventory Management Case Studies


Increased Throughput and Accuracy in High End Jewelry Distribution Center

Challenge: ScottTech worked with a high end jewelry manufacturer that was looking to increase throughput and accuracy in their main distribution center. They were seeking automation tools and processes that satisfied stringent quality and efficiency metrics.[more]

Imagine Where You Can Go With The Right Automation

Challenge: A pharmaceutical company's existing manual pick/pass picking system was constrained due to unbalanced workload across the operation flooding some zones while others had no orders to pick.[more]

Robust Engineering and Planning Prove Vital to Redesigned Car Launch

Challenge: A U.S. automotive OEM customer's redesign of one of its car models required Comprehensive Logistics to re-engineer our 640,000-sq.-ft. manufacturing-support facility. This changeover needed to be completed in five weeks.[more]

Sporting Goods Leader Strives for a Best-in-Class Supply Chain

Challenge: Double-digit annual growth, a growing number of SKUs to plan for, and demands for excellent customer service led to the search for improvements in the area of supply chain planning.[more]

Service Parts Operation Delivers: 500 Orders/Day - 40% less People

Challenge: This service parts organization needed to handle over 500 orders per day and 170,000 items in their inventory. They needed to move from a paper-base, to automate through system-directed processes, gain real-time visibility and tracking of parts and orders throughout their supply chain.[more]

Inventory Optimization Drives SIOP Success

Challenge: A leading fixture and faucet manufacturer set out to improve service levels and increase product availability, without increasing its inventory investment. The company also targeted working capital efficiency for improvement.[more]

Distributor Achieves 50 Inventory Turns with Anseris Consulting

Challenge: A large Midwest C-store distributor was tasked with utilizing an outdated system to manage their inventory and short shelf products resulting in low user productivity and less than desirable customer service levels. With over 60% of the inventory investment in short shelf life products, the management of obsolete product was ever increasing as the business grew.[more]

IBS Dynaman WMS Solution Saves Distributor 4-5 Hours per Day

Challenge: Family-owned supplier of operating supplies/equipment for global hospitality set out for new WMS system. Requirements: Automated dispatching to eliminate inaccuracies/inefficiencies associated with manual intervention; Open integration with voice-picking, ensuring extensibility across warehouse floor; Real-time reporting/alerting on order fulfillment, improved replenishment process for better use of resources; Warehouse task-interleaving, eliminating wasted travel time on lifts and vehicles; Streamlined receiving process, allowing product allocation at line receipt versus at completion.[more]

Candy Manufacturer Improves Sales Process by Tapping into WMS

Challenge: A large 3PL supports the distribution efforts of one of the largest candy manufacturers in the world. Processing sales requests previously for samples and displays involved a text-based ordering system that required the use of a printed catalog to look up order numbers. The sales team needed a mobile option that simplified the process and integrated with the WMS.[more]

A New Supply Chain for a Changing Industry

Challenge: A top global publisher was looking to reform its supply chain to adjust to declining print volumes and increases in smaller, more customized orders.[more]

Kenco Implements FDA Validated System to Deliver 50% Productivity Improvement

Challenge: A pharmaceutical customer's growing order volumes and regulatory compliance needs prompted Kenco to reevaluate the customer's technology solution.[more]

Baxter's Software and Planning Services Help IT Service Provider Scale

Challenge: This datacenter infrastructure start-up with a global installed base and support centers around the world, turned to Baxter to help: Meet 4-hour and next-day on-site hardware service commitments. Quickly scale service and support globally. Maximize resources to focus on core competencies.[more]

Implementation and Consulting Services Can Determine the Success of Software

Challenge: One of the largest privately owned health food distributors was operating with a replenishment system that could not keep up with the growth of the company. They needed a best-of-breed Inventory Optimization system that could create accurate forecasts and manage their highly seasonal product line and could be implemented using their existing systems.[more]

Scaling For 10x Growth and the Complexities of Multimodal Logistics

Challenge: Handling multimodal logistics over a period of rapid growth with spreadsheets and whiteboards. That was the challenge that faced an American crude oil logistics company in 2012, when it grew 10-fold in just six months. It needed a planning solution that could handle the complexities of multimodal logistics, and fast.[more]

Changing the Flu Vaccine Delivery Model By 600%

Challenge: DMLogic was challenged by a major pharmaceutical manufacturer to help change the delivery model of their seasonal flu vaccine from wholesale's distribution to direct shipments to physicians' offices and retail outlets. The impact was to radically change their shipping operations from 500 cases to 30,000 individual doses per week.[more]

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