1: the aspect of science dealing with the procurement, maintenance, and transportation of matériel, facilities, and personnel
2: the handling of the details of an operation
In today’s business world, logistics management is that part of the supply chain which plans, implements and controls the efficient, effective forward and reverse flow and storage of goods, services and related information between the point of origin and the point of consumption in order to meet customer & legal requirements.
We will assist you in developing an overview of your business and your supply chain network utilizing a set of questions and interviews. Looking at the whole business with fresh eyes will help us zero in on your biggest opportunities for improvement. Although no one understands your business better than you, you can get lost in the day to day details. We help you step back to look at the big picture to find the right areas to target that will help your business improve.
Supply Chain Audit
Looking at every area of the supply chain from your customer back through to your suppliers, the audit brings more focus to the planning aspects of your business. This allows us to prioritize your resources in areas that will provide you the best return, for both your customer as well as your bottom line.
How many times do you “touch” your material during its trip from raw material to your customer? Our team will help you analyze the actual flow process in your facility, identify and highlight areas where flow is not optimal, and provide you with plans to improve flow.
After an audit and material flow analysis we will lead your team in the development of a process map, tracking designated items through portions of your work system to insure full understanding of the steps required to manage the process flow in your facility. This will lead to a Value Stream Map, where key items are selected for process flow improvement.
From warehouse in, through the process, to warehouse out, do you have all potential risks documented and mitigated? Have you developed the most effective and cost efficient production schedule? Our staff can provide improvements for operational effectiveness in all areas of your supply chain and help reduce risks associated with those operations.
More often than not, a project gets assigned as additional duties to someone who already has a full time job, and then you hope for the best. Our staff has real life, hands-on project management experience that will help you understand the steps and resources necessary for successful project management. We help you manage a project for success, not just to complete a project.
This is the area where most of your dollars are invested, your inventory, yet is often overlooked from a flow and opportunity standpoint. Our staff can not only help design productivity plans for improved throughput and ship strategy, but help you analyze alternate methods like automation, warehouse re-design, stack rack systems, and conveyor operations.
For most companies, inventory makes up a large part of their dollar investment. Unfortunately, most consider counting inventory as actually managing inventory. We will help you see inventory in a different perspective and possibly one of the quickest improvement potentials in your business by truly managing inventory, not just counting it.
Transportation is a key component in achieving total customer satisfaction and a major cost for your business. The volatility of fuel price alone have become one of the key components of totaled delivered cost. Competing against larger corporations for these services has become an even bigger problem. Our staff can help; Whether your firm is purchasing transportation services or managing your own fleet, we can assist in comparative analysis of both and focus on delivered costs to your customers.
Your employees are your most valuable asset but do they have the necessary tools to manage in today’s competitive environment? Our staff can assist in the development of programs designed to improve your personnel’s management skills, project management training, and continuous improvement techniques as well as development of High Performance Work Systems. We will help you establish performance management criteria for your organization with the training required to successfully manage your personnel.