Garvey Associates Clients

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Representative Projects




  • For BEAUTY BRANDS, a Kansas City retail organization of spa-salon superstores, analyzed their distribution operations to handle the vigorous growth of the retail stores from 35 to over 120 stores in the next four years. Designed and implemented their move to a 120,000 sf. DC which incorporates a RF paperless environment, pallet racking in flammable and aerosol areas, promotional picking areas and a two-level picking mezzanine feeding eight consolidation and labeling stations. Specified, sourced and implemented new WMS and pick-to-light operations.

  • For KATE SPADE, high-end designer handbags in Secaucus NJ, re-engineered all operations, designed layout, established inventory location system, worked with architects and equipment vendors, and implemented their new DC. Currently performing a gap analysis leading toward the specification and RFP for a WMS system and conversion from paper to RF picking and packing.

  • For SAFILO USA, Parsippany, NJ, a $500 million major importer and distributor of designer eyewear, consolidated 3 buildings into one 150,000 sf. facility. Conducted the operations study, layout, vendor specifications, bid process and implementation. Supported the same day order processing and fulfillment by incorporating forward pick, batch picking via RF to bar coded totes. Achieved significant gains in productivity, accuracy and customer service.
  • For SAFILO USA, designed their new 120K sf. facility in Denver, CO, to handle their expanding retail sunglass lines. Utilizes put-to-light pick/pack area for distributing orders to mass merchants.

  • For WTD Supply / Weiss Tool a distributor of high-end automotive tools, designed, selected site, sourced vendors, and implemented the installation of their new Jacksonville DC. Currently revising layouts, picking/shipping processes and instituting location and inventory systems in their other five nationwide DCs.

  • For INTERTAPE POLYMER GROUP, a $850 million manufacturer of package sealing products, designed and project managed the construction, layout and implementation of their new 200,000 sf. regional DC in Danville VA. Managed the entire project including the order profile and through-put study, layout design, equipment specifications and bidding process, vendor and contractor selection. Worked with the architect and builder on building design and construction. Supervised the installation of VNA racking, pallet flow lanes, tri-level case pick module (designed for conveyor case picking and sortation in 2007).
  • For INTERTAPE POLYMER designed and project managed their new 150,000 sf. Utah manufacturing and distribution facility. Provided the layout, equipment specifications, supervised the bidding process, the installation of VNA wire guided equipment, the implementation of an RF paperless WMS system and coordinated employee training.

  • For MOVADO, NJ, a $300 million leading worldwide designer, manufacturer and distributor of prestige watches to retail stores and designer boutiques, consolidated its distribution and storage operations into a single 100,000 sf. facility. Located the manufacturing, repair and support staff operations; designed storage and picking operations within a secure, vault environment; streamlined the kitting and value added operations; provided for carousels with takeaway conveyors to facilitate a put-to order process.

  • For HOWARD BERGER, a distributor of hardware and fasteners in the tri-state NYC area, re-engineered their operations and designed their new 150,000 sf. (plus 21K sf. mezzanines) distribution center in Monroe Township, NJ. The design incorporates narrow-aisle pallet storage (12,000 locations) and case picking, with piece picking from mezzanine shelving to consolidation areas in shipping via conveyors. Recently engineered moving a newly acquired product line into facility.

  • For MSC Industrial Supply, a $900 million direct, same day, distributor of over 450,000 SKUs of industrial hardware, tools and supplies, designed their new 300,000 sf. Reno, NV DC incorporating tri-level picking mezzanines, high bay shelving, VNA pallet storage, carousels, pick-to-light flow racks, bar coded totes on conveyor, multi-station order consolidation and high speed parcel sortation. Provided equipment specs and supervised bidding process.
  • For MSC Industrial Supply, Atlanta facility, designed the replacement and upgrade of the existing tri-level mezzanine / packing tote sortation system to provide addition SKU locations while doubling packing throughputs. Managed the layout design, equipment specifications and bidding process, vendor and contractor selection, tri-level picking and packing mezzanine expansions, decking replacement, conveyor removal and installation, and sortation lanes to dock doors. Installation accomplished on time and without interference to or delay of any customer orders.

  • WORLDPAC – 123,000 sf. DC in Edison, New Jersey. 40,000 SKUs, 150 employees, 1,400 same day orders, express carriers, company trucks. Nationwide distributor of automotive repair and replacement parts for imported vehicles; ships to 31 branch replenishment outlets as well as to individual repair shops on a same and next-day basis. Designed and implemented the operation consisting of narrow aisle pallet racking, high-bay shelving and a two-level picking mezzanine serviced by picking to tote, conveyor transport system.