Executive Briefings

Transition With Surgical Precision: 3PL's Solution Enables Smooth DC Start-ups

Challenge: A medical device company was not meeting inventory and process accuracy goals, and was switching its global systems to SAP.

Solution: We transitioned our customer's three DCs from competitors, two within a four month period. The transitions involved more than 600 personnel, technologies, and operations. Our project team implemented the distribution operations and the technology team integrated our proprietary WMS, D-Log®, to prepare for the switchover to SAP at two of the DCs.

We deployed two miles of conveyance automation and voice technologies at the third DC, which also featured the launch of RedPrairie® DLx to better sync with the highly complex and mechanized conveyor control system.

Results: Across the network, there was: A 30 percent improvement in critical performance metrics; 99 percent shipment accuracy; 99.4 percent inventory accuracy; 100 percent on-time receiving; 99.4 percent inventory synchronization; 99.3 percent line and case fill rates.

About the Solution Provider: GENCO ATC is North America's 2nd largest and a Global Top 25 3PL provider.  The company is the leader in product lifecycle logistics solutions for a diverse range of customers, including many Fortune 500 companies in the technology, consumer goods, retail, healthcare and automotive markets and the federal government.

Web:  www.gencoatc.com

Email:  solution@gencoatc.com

Phone:  1-800-378-9671

Solution: We transitioned our customer's three DCs from competitors, two within a four month period. The transitions involved more than 600 personnel, technologies, and operations. Our project team implemented the distribution operations and the technology team integrated our proprietary WMS, D-Log®, to prepare for the switchover to SAP at two of the DCs.

We deployed two miles of conveyance automation and voice technologies at the third DC, which also featured the launch of RedPrairie® DLx to better sync with the highly complex and mechanized conveyor control system.

Results: Across the network, there was: A 30 percent improvement in critical performance metrics; 99 percent shipment accuracy; 99.4 percent inventory accuracy; 100 percent on-time receiving; 99.4 percent inventory synchronization; 99.3 percent line and case fill rates.

About the Solution Provider: GENCO ATC is North America's 2nd largest and a Global Top 25 3PL provider.  The company is the leader in product lifecycle logistics solutions for a diverse range of customers, including many Fortune 500 companies in the technology, consumer goods, retail, healthcare and automotive markets and the federal government.

Web:  www.gencoatc.com

Email:  solution@gencoatc.com

Phone:  1-800-378-9671