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Burlington Coat Factory Launches Fashionable Supply Chain

Fortna Inc. today announced the successful transformation of Burlington Coat Factory’s supply chain with new systems and enhanced operational processes designed to optimize efficiencies and customer service at their Burlington, NJ site. This effort is part of BCF’s 5-year supply chain strategy.

“Fortna is a true business partner who understands the higher level goals of this supply chain effort,” said Charlie Guardiola, EVP at Burlington. “In today’s retail environment, the right competitive response is fresh fashions moving through our supply chain to every door at the lowest cost while providing outstanding customer service.” For more information, […]

Fortna Strengthens Executive Team with Supply Chain Veteran

Fortna Inc. today announced the expansion of their management team with the appointment of Michael Dunn as Vice President, Sales. Mike brings over twelve years of supply chain sales and delivery leadership to the position. He will support Fortna’s integrated design and delivery model to meet clients’ business goals including improved customer service levels and decreased operating costs.

In his role at Fortna, Mike will drive sales strategy and execution and be responsible for ongoing executive relationships with key prospects and clients. […]

Fortna Recognized by PetSmart

In a celebration of the successful opening of their Reno Distribution Center, PetSmart noted that “We could not have achieved the success we had without our partner Fortna”.  It has been over six months since their go-live, and the performance of the DC has well exceeded their expectations.  The celebration was to recognize those who significantly contributed to the success.  Fortna was invited to attend as the sole outside services provider. Peter Counihan, Fortna President, […]

Fortna Client O’Reilly Automotive Highlighted in DC Velocity

Longtime Fortna client, O’Reilly Automotive, based in Springfield, MO, is highlighted in this month’s issue of DC Velocity in an article focusing on the automotive aftermarket industry.  O’Reilly is cited as a leader in this space, particularly now that it has merged with CSK Auto Corp.  “O’Reilly intends to apply its sophistication in operations and inventory management to CSK’s operations, while at the same time taking advantage of its increased size across what will effectively be a national distribution network,” […]

Brown Shoe Counters Rising Supply Chain Costs in New Efficiency-Focused West Coast Distribution Center

Fortna Inc. is designing Brown Shoe Company, Inc.’s new west coast distribution center from the ground up to meet very specific supply chain cost and efficiency goals.  The new 350,000 square foot facility will be a fulfillment and distribution center of Brown Shoe’s Famous Footwear division. Famous Footwear is one of the largest chains that sells branded, value-priced footwear for the entire family.   This latest project is a continuation of the successful supply chain partnership between Fortna and Brown Shoe, […]

Client Big 5 Sporting Goods Credits Distribution Efficiencies in Third Quarter Financials

Fortna client Big 5 Sporting Goods, headquartered in El Segundo, CA, (Nasdaq: BGFV) recently reported their positive third quarter earnings and highlighted substantial savings in their new distribution center.

From their November 1 press release…”Gross profit for the fiscal 2007 third quarter increased to $82.0 million from $77.7 million in the third quarter of the prior year.  The Company’s gross profit margin increased to 35.5% in the fiscal 2007 third quarter from 34.8% in the third quarter of the prior year.  […]