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OPSdesign warehousing, distribution and fulfillment operations

OPSdesign Consulting Methodology

The OPSdesign project phases form a concise framework aimed at answering key warehousing, distribution and fulfillment operations questions. These questions and the associated initiatives, which yield quantitative and qualitative answers, are illustrated below:

Discovery

Where are you on the operational continuum?

  • Warehousing, Distribution and Fulfillment Operations Audits
  • Supply Chain Opportunity (Data Mining) Analysis
  • Documentation of Existing Processes, Systems, Infrastructure and Labor
  • Identification of Operational Pain Points

Strategy

Where do you want to be?

  • Supply Chain Strategy Development and Master Planning
  • SKU Rationalization and Inventory Level Optimization
  • Market Channel Strategic Development
  • Development of Unique Supply Chain Value Proposition (USCVP)TM
  • Customer Supply Chain Requirements Research and Vision Initiatives
  • Location Modeling, Transportation, Logistics and Distribution Network Analysis
  • Vendor / Supplier Collaboration and Compliance Analysis

Planning

How do you get there?

  • Space Requirements Planning
  • Site Development and Facilities Planning
  • Warehousing, Distribution and Fulfillment Operations Design
  • Manual, Mechanized and Automated Systems Comparative Analysis
  • Material Handling and Storage Infrastructure, Systems and Process Engineering / Re-Engineering
  • SKU Profiling, Velocity Slotting and Location Mapping
  • Computer Simulation Modeling, Predictive Analysis and Sensitivity Testing

Implementation

How do you make it happen?

  • Development and Maintenance of Project Schedule and Budget
  • Project Management and Administration
  • Supply Chain Systems Requirements Analysis, Specifications and Bid Administration
  • Material Handling and Storage Systems Requirements Analysis, Specifications and Bid Administration
  • Human / Machine Interface Systems Requirements Analysis, Specifications and Bid Administration
  • Development of Standard Operating Procedures and Training Manual by Function
  • Formation of Staffing Requirements, Job Descriptions and Definition of Duties
  • Pilot Testing and Training Lab Development
  • Production of Demonstration Scripts and Administration of Acceptance Testing

Learn More About Our Approach

Our independent, industrial engineering-based approach is firmly rooted in the design of operational processes that have been developed upon the summary results of detailed data analysis. Contact us for more information about the OPSdesign approach and methodology.

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