Executive Briefings

Natural Foods Company Makes Strategic Changes for a Healthier Supply Chain

Challenge: Our client is a large, privately owned wholesaler-distributor of health and natural food products in the U.S. The company was experiencing significantly high labor costs and inefficient distribution and supply chain processes. The client turned to enVista to develop a supply chain strategy to meet its aggressive business goals.

Solution: Over the course of a multi-phased project, enVista: provided a Material Flow Analysis and subsequently redesigned internal flow processes; helped select and implement a global Warehouse Management System (WMS); and developed a new facility layout, design and construction requirements, which consolidated operations into one distribution center.

Results: As a result, it reduced labor costs, doubled productivity, retained 97% of their employee base and significantly reduced employee training time. The distributor also successfully transitioned from a mechanized to non-mechanized system and from paper-based to automated processes. Importantly, it also successfully transitioned and moved its operations with zero impact to customer service.

About the Solution Provider: enVista is a leading enterprise and supply chain consulting services firm, delivering innovative solutions from source to consumption. enVista provides exceptional value in its unique ability to consult, implement and operate. This core focus enables clients to leverage one experienced partner for matters related to supply chain, transportation and ERP/CRM.

Web:  www.envistacorp.com

Email:  inforequest@envistacorp.com

Phone:  (877) 684-7700

Solution: Over the course of a multi-phased project, enVista: provided a Material Flow Analysis and subsequently redesigned internal flow processes; helped select and implement a global Warehouse Management System (WMS); and developed a new facility layout, design and construction requirements, which consolidated operations into one distribution center.

Results: As a result, it reduced labor costs, doubled productivity, retained 97% of their employee base and significantly reduced employee training time. The distributor also successfully transitioned from a mechanized to non-mechanized system and from paper-based to automated processes. Importantly, it also successfully transitioned and moved its operations with zero impact to customer service.

About the Solution Provider: enVista is a leading enterprise and supply chain consulting services firm, delivering innovative solutions from source to consumption. enVista provides exceptional value in its unique ability to consult, implement and operate. This core focus enables clients to leverage one experienced partner for matters related to supply chain, transportation and ERP/CRM.

Web:  www.envistacorp.com

Email:  inforequest@envistacorp.com

Phone:  (877) 684-7700