Distribution

     Is customer delivery on Monday critical to your distribution? If so, and you choose to have a distribution center on a five-day schedule, it’s likely that you should be operating Wednesday through Sunday with Monday and Tuesday off.  If most of your employees are scheduled Monday through Friday, you probably have excess loading dock, storage space and fork trucks, even though your distribution center seems crowded.

     Retailers and grocery stores miss countless opportunities to make additional profit because their distribution centers are not scheduled to deliver the right product at the right time. Grocery stores often start Monday mornings with under-stocked shelves as a result of this problem.

     Coleman Consulting Group's scheduling solutions have allowed distribution clients to increase customer service, reduce delivery time, and defer capital investment without increasing headcount.

Typical cost savings in manufacturing plants:

Reducing Turnover

Reducing Cycle Time

Matching Seasonal Workload

Enhancing Use of Space

Decreasing Inventory Levels

Minimizing Extra Movement of Materials

Reducing Fleet Costs

Typical cost savings in distribution centers include:

Reducing Turnover

Reducing Cycle Time

Matching Seasonal Workload

Enhancing Use of Space

Decreasing Inventory Levels

Reducing Fleet Costs

Minimizing Extra Movement of Materials

Increasing On-Time Deliveries

TESTIMONIALS

"With the Coleman Consulting Group system, we achieved a new Academy shipping record – 22% more cases a week and in only 6 days (the old record was for 7 days). We have seen predictable and attractive schedules that capture substantial savings and that are tailored to each department’s specific needs. This Christmas was the smoothest it has ever been and the stores were full of product."

Kal Patel / Vice President Distribution / Academy Sports and Outdoors

"The biggest reason we really never pushed hard [on schedules] ourselves was that the pain in dealing with unhappy associates was too great...Coleman Consulting Group broke our paradigm on what a schedule is...Can you imagine offering people a full-time job that gives them off 193 days a year before vacation?...I wish that when I worked shift work we had a system like the one we're offering our associates."

Rick Zaffarano / Director of Supply Chain Services / Hannaford Brothers

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