Executive Briefings

Automotive Parts Company Moves to Daily Store Fulfillment While Reducing Cost

Challenge: A leading automotive parts retailer, with more than 3,000 stores in the U.S., wanted to quickly develop their B2B channel while simultaneously growing their traditional retail channel. But their operations would have to adapt to meet the higher service level that B2B customers require.

Solution: Fortna helped them analyze their alternatives, develop a network strategy, and build a business case for significant changes to their distribution operations. Those changes included the design and engineering of new distribution center operations, and procuring and implementing the material handling equipment and Fortna's WCS.

Results: The new rapid replenishment model services stores more frequently, so that critical parts are available when customers need them. Sales have increased while overall supply chain costs as a percent of sales has decreased - a key differentiator in this market. With Fortna's help, this automotive parts company is making their distribution operations into a competitive advantage.

About the Solution Provider: Fortna is a professional services and engineering firm that helps companies improve their distribution operations and transform their businesses. Our expertise spans supply chain strategy, distribution center operations, material handling, supply chain systems, organizational excellence and warehouse control software.

Web: www.fortna.com

Email: info@fortna.com

Phone: 800.367.8621

Solution: Fortna helped them analyze their alternatives, develop a network strategy, and build a business case for significant changes to their distribution operations. Those changes included the design and engineering of new distribution center operations, and procuring and implementing the material handling equipment and Fortna's WCS.

Results: The new rapid replenishment model services stores more frequently, so that critical parts are available when customers need them. Sales have increased while overall supply chain costs as a percent of sales has decreased - a key differentiator in this market. With Fortna's help, this automotive parts company is making their distribution operations into a competitive advantage.

About the Solution Provider: Fortna is a professional services and engineering firm that helps companies improve their distribution operations and transform their businesses. Our expertise spans supply chain strategy, distribution center operations, material handling, supply chain systems, organizational excellence and warehouse control software.

Web: www.fortna.com

Email: info@fortna.com

Phone: 800.367.8621