When a large auto parts distributor acquired a significant competitor, they needed to quickly integrate the two companies, each with very different models and market strategies. Fortna helped them develop a comprehensive plan to combine inventory, real estate, distribution assets, labor, and transportation across both networks. The plan called for consolidating, retrofitting, relocating and building nine facilities. In just two short years, every project was completed on time and under budget.
To increase margins and yet remain competitive in the commercial automotive parts distribution business one company decided to refocus its business model around faster service and inventory availability. But with more than 100,000 SKUs and daily delivery to most of its 3000+ stores, that required a new distribution center and operations designed to handle that kind of complexity and volume. Fortna helped them with a network strategy, DC design and implementation that included two greenfield sites and additional planned retrofits for existing facilities. The result is a distribution operation that supports a service promise capable of delivering significant sales and margin lift.