The Long & Short of Enabling Growth

A pharmacy chain was expecting explosive growth – a ten-fold increase over the next seven years. But inaccurate orders, low labor productivity and slow inventory turns were hampering that growth. They asked Fortna to help them develop a plan to meet their aggressive growth strategy and fulfill their promise of daily delivery to each of their pharmacies. Fortna recommended a state-of-the-art distribution center that could handle their current and expected growth. But when opportunities for international expansion put that project on hold, an alternative approach had to be quickly defined. Using parts of the design for the new DC, changes are being made to their existing distribution process to meet their current growth plans. The improved operation, with a 20% increase in productivity and faster and more accurate order processing, is giving them time to finalize their international expansion plans.