Improved service, reduced costs and enhanced performance are the goals of all warehousing and distribution operations. Using these areas for competitive advantage requires real focus on proper planning and continuous improvement. In the wake of increasingly complicated supply chains, Warehousing & distribution network design plays a key role in controlling the cost of doing business. In a world of shrinking margins, controlling the cost of doing business can be the factor that puts your supply chain network optimization goals ahead of your competitors.
Star Concord’ expertise can carry the warehouse from the initial planning stages through the implementation process, using proven warehousing and distribution solutions. Star Concord provides on-site management of the entire implementation process to maintain quality, schedule and cost conformance. Star Concord’ approach to implementing solutions ensures project success.
Implementation support is provided in the following areas:
Selecting the most efficient storage designs, material handling systems and warehouse management systems to ensure peak operations performance.
Creating, maintaining and administering budgets and schedules; assisting with obtaining proper permits; overseeing installation; developing product slotting configurations for maximum material handling and storage efficiency; conducting equipment acceptance testing and providing start-up support when operations go live.
Determining the number and location of distribution centers and manufacturing plants
Evaluating existing structures and Greenfield sites, utilities, fix-up costs, gradeability, support services, community desirability and incentive packages.
Turning the maintenance operation into a profit center by improving product quality, utilization of equipment operators, overall equipment effectiveness, throughput capacity and equipment life Fully implemented warehousing and distribution solutions typically provide a range of savings of 25-35 % in annual distribution center variable costs over current operations and client satisfaction improvements in key performance indicators.
Because the volatile forces at play in the market today can cause a company’s momentum to vanish into thin air, we design into your distribution network the flexibility to adjust to changing market conditions, including: