Major printer with many decentralized autonomous operations:

Defined and implemented a transportation council with representatives from each unit, which negotiated rates and evaluated freight systems.

Results:

  •     Cut transportation costs by more than 20%
  •     Maintained independence of each unit

PROJECT PAYBACK:
3 MONTHS

Major international oil company:

Defined the optimal US distribution network and prepared a definitive implementation plan.

Results:

  •     Significantly reduced inventory and overhead
  •     Improved customer service

PROJECT PAYBACK:
2 MONTHS

Large manufacturer of wall coverings:
 

Implemented an employee involvement program to reduce set-up time on the printing presses.

Results:

  •     Cut make-ready times on gravure presses by more than 50%

PROJECT PAYBACK:
3 MONTHS

Small wholesale distributor constrained by lack of space and warehouse productivity:

Defined an improved layout and computerized receiving methodology.

Results:

  •     Doubled size of operation
  •     Remained in current facility    

PROJECT PAYBACK:
1 MONTH

Electronic components manufacturer facing a labor shortage:

Developed a strategy to move some operations to a low-cost Mexican manufacturing facility.

Results:

  •     Reduced labor costs from $12+/hour to less than $2/hour
  •     Improved productivity

PROJECT PAYBACK:
4 MONTHS