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Our Previous Projects

SUPPLY CHAIN PROJECTS

Our methodologies are derived through the successful implementation of change management and performance improvement initiatives for clients across all industry sectors.

 

FOOD & BEVERAGE

• Parmalat Canada – concept design and business case development for a fully automated DC addition to the existing

   production plant for the distribution of fluid milk and culture products.

• Maple Leaf Foods – sizing and concept design for new mega refrigerated/freezer DC.

• HY Louie – layout design for the retrofit/addition to a multi-temperature DC.

• Church & Dwight – layout design, retrofit and startup of a new DC.

• Imperial Tobacco – layout design, retrofit and startup of 6 major DC operations in Toronto, Montreal, Calgary, Vancouver,

   Winnipeg and Moncton.

• Martin Brower – sizing and concept design for a new modernized refrigerated/freezer DC.

• Alaska Commercial – distribution strategy for the consolidation of three major food suppliers.

• Northwest Company – distribution network optimization for the DCs in western Canada.

• Tour Eiffel - analysis of inventory “days of supply” to identify root causes for excessive returns

 

 

PETROCHEMICAL & CHEMICALS

• Nexen Long Lake - slotting strategy for MRO parts distribution operations

• Lanxess Synthetic Rubber – consolidated DC requirements for MRO parts inventories.

• Imperial Oil - requirements for a WMS for the distribution of packaged oil products.

• Toronto Research Chemicals – Design of an automated DC with temperature control using Vertical Lift Modules.

 

 

FASHION

• Holt Renfrew – concept design and the business case for the retrofit of the central DC

• Nike Canada – DC layout design for the consolidation of all Canadian DCs into one facility.

• Neiman Markus – labour requirements analysis for 3 mega DCs

• Selfridges Group – RFP management for VAS and DC outsourcing of European distribution operations.

 

 

HOME GOODS

• The Brick – concept design and assessment of major DC retrofit and expansion.

• Canadian Tire Corporation – design and specification of outbound shipping equipment, bar code equipment and bar code

   label applications for a new 1.4 million SF DC.

• Kindred Industries – optimization of warehousing and distribution strategy.

• Leons – evaluation of DC flow through/cross dock opportunities with suppliers

 

 

TELECOMMUNICATIONS

• Bell Canada – detailed process review to identify “value leakage” in the distribution of electronic devices.

• Alberta Government Telephones – inventory MRO analysis for all regional DCs

 

 

 

ELECTRONICS

• Cogeco Cable – DC layout design, retrofit and startup for the distribution of digital equipment and MRO supplies.

• Jonic International – DC layout design and process improvement to facilitate flow-through operations.

• Tyco Canada – DC layout design for the consolidation of five separate warehousing/distribution companies.

• Electrosonic – DC design and startup of an automated solution for the distribution of electronic parts.

 

 

 

HEALTH CARE

• St. Michael’s Hospital – RFP development for 3PL services for the supply of med/surg product

• Hamilton Region of Hospitals - MHE requirements and consolidated DC layout design for the supply of med/surg product

• Source Medical – review and assessment of DC automation designs

 

 

 

GOVERNMENT / REGULATORY

• Department of National Defence – DC concept design for the consolidation of all warehouses in the Halifax Naval base.

• Technical Standards and Safety Authority - requirements assessment, RFP and systems selection for the replacement of

   TSSA’s regulatory licensing systems.

• Hydro One – identification and categorization of MRO inventory discrepancies between financial and operations systems.

 

 

 

 

PHARMACEUTICAL

• Novopharm – rationalization of North American manufacturing operations

 

 

 

 

AUTOMOTIVE / PARTS SUPPLY

• Ford Motors – DC retrofit layout design and automation

• Mazda – DC retrofit layout design, automation and reslotting

• BMW – DC retrofit layout design, automation and reslotting

• Deeley / Harley-Davidson – DC retrofit concept layout design, reslotting and process improvement

• Polaris – DC design and RFP preparation for automation and facility retrofits

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