Garvey Associates Services

Operational Analysis

Operations Design & Improvement

Facility Design and Engineering

Distribution Logistics Alternatives

Facility Procurement

Material Handling Systems and Solutions

Design Implementation and Project Management

Warehouse Management and Warehouse Control Systems (WMS/WCS)

Warehouse & Distribution Center Turnaround Service

SERVICES

PROFESSIONAL CONSULTING SERVICES FOR DISTRIBUTION AND MANUFACTURING OPERATIONS

Operations Analysis
Operations Design & Improvement
Facility Design and Engineering
Distribution Logistics Alternatives
Facility Procurement
Material Handling Systems and Solutions
Design Implementation and Project Management
Warehouse Management and Warehouse Control Systems
Warehouse & Distribution Turnaround Service

 

Operations Analysis

  • Review Current Operations – Observe, Listen and Document
  • Explore projected market changes and inventory requirements
  • Data Analysis – Sales, orders, inventory, accuracy
  • Order Profile Evaluation
  • Review customer requirements, needs and current satisfaction levels
  • Examine inventory turns
  • Measure facility throughput
  • Establish Metrics – pieces picked and shipped per hour/shift/day
  • Benchmark with industry where feasible

 

Operations Design & Improvement

  • Recommendations based on operations analysis to maximize an operation’s throughput and storage capacities
  • Operational Layout and Flow
  • LEAN Distribution Principles
  • Receiving / Put-away / Replenishment Strategies
  • Cross Docking / Directed or Random Put-Away
  • Picking / Packing / Shipping Strategies
  • Batch or Wave Picking
  • Inventory Slotting by Velocity
  • Split Shifts / Combine Shifts

 

Facility Design and Engineering

  • Develop Practical Alternatives – based on capital available, payback, timeframe
  • Space analysis incorporating growth projections
  • Space requirements based on operation improvements
  • Operations Flow Diagrams > Detailed CAD Layouts
  • Operation Simulations
  • Budget Projections and Cost Justification
  • Material handling equipment specifications
  • Material Handling RFP preparation
  • Solicitation to prospective vendors and review of bids

 

Distribution Logistics Alternatives

  • Facility Longevity Analysis
  • Remain at Current Site – Optimize Layout
  • Expand Existing Site
  • Consolidate Multiple Operations At or Move To New Site
  • Outsource Operations to a Third Party Logistics Provider (3PL)
  • Audit Third-party Logistics Operations

 

Facility Procurement

  • Site and Building Selection
  • Existing and New Construction

 

Material Handling Systems and Solutions

  • MHE Technology Assessment
  • Simple Carts to Full Automation
  • System: Paper, RF, Pick-To-Light, Voice, With or Without WMS
  • Static Storage: Shelf, Rack, VNA and Mezzanines
  • Pick Modules / Vertical & Horizontal Carousels / ASRS
  • Transport: Fork Trucks, Conveyors or AGVs / Sorters
  • Shipping: Bar-code / RFID / ASNs
  • Designed For Your Needs and Capital Availability
  • Solutions Based on Pay-back – not bells and whistles

 

Design Implementation and Project Management

  • Architectural Coordination – building heights, column spacing, lighting, etc.
  • Vendor Involvement – Bring “Best of Breed” to the Table
  • Vendor Bid Administration, Review and Selection
  • Move and Retrofit Existing Equipment into a New Facility
  • On-site Management, Scheduling, Vendor and Contractor Meetings
  • Verification of deliverables, installation, proper functioning, acceptance testing and use of the building and equipment
  • Assist client management as a team or work independently

 

Warehouse Management and Warehouse Control Systems (WMS/WCS)

  • Needs Analysis / System Integration
  • Gap Analysis of required and existing systems
  • Requirements Definition & Description
  • RFP/RFQ Preparation
  • Distribution to qualified vendors & evaluation of responses
  • Organize Vendor Presentations / Review and Selection
  • System Implementation
  • Management and Operator Training
  • Location Slotting

 

Warehouse & Distribution Center Turnaround Service

  • Improves client’s ability to optimize operations
  • Reduce labor costs mainly through decreased overtime
  • Reduce order fulfillment timeframe
  • Improve order accuracy
  • Train distribution center management in proper methods
  • Assist client in operating facility until proper management is in place
  • Gap Analysis – assess systems’ functionality versus how it is utilized in the operation