WAREHOUSING &

DISTRIBUTION CASE STUDIES

Operational Efficiency /

Relocation Considerations

 

A midsized national warehousing company who specialized in the distribution of imported heavy machinery components for construction and maintenance of elevator components was facing a huge challenge to their delivery and profitability goals.  Their elevator maintenance customer base had made a dramatic shift to the east, resulting in increasing costs and decreasing service levels.

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Operational Efficiency / Inventory Management

 

Imagine you have multiple warehouses across Texas, Georgia and Ohio servicing a Fortune 100 client in the auto industry.

The customer has plants all over the country and so you stock the same part in all of your warehouses, minimizing the delivery time. However, in order to minimize inbound transportation costs, each of your warehouses orders the same exact part from a different vendor and, therefore, this same exact part has multiple SKU codes.

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Operating Margins

 

A large regional distribution company came to Blue Pearl with a profitability question.  It was a broad question – “How do we become more profitable?”  The CEO believed the issue was internal, that cost-cutting was the answer.  However, Blue Pearl took our usual “no assumptions” approach and left the door open to many options.  We evaluated both sides of the profitability equation – revenue and expenses.

 

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"One Size Does Not Fit All"

Warehousing Mini-Documentary

 

Some people need a tablet. Some need a new iPhone with a bigger screen and lots of apps. And some just need a regular phone that can make calls without being interrupted by Angry Birds. Just as with people, tech needs are different for every warehousing organization. This video case study shows how Blue Pearl found the perfect SKU system for a large warehousing client, one that solved existing problems while increasing efficiency and their bottom line.

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