Anyone can offer services. Fortna drives results. Here are some examples of our work:
A sporting goods retailer with a large and growing store presence and a rapidly expanding online channel needed to build capacity with flexibility for future growth. They were uncertain whether to build a new DC to serve their online channel or integrate those orders into their existing network. Fortna analyzed the business requirements, growth projections and historical data and developed a five-year strategy to meet their aggressive growth. By leveraging ship-from-store fulfillment and expanding two existing DCs, they deferred investment in a third DC by two years and had a payback period of the full project of just three years.
A hunting and camping retailer that was projected to double in size had a “flow through” distribution model that relied heavily on what was often-poor vendor performance. The effects included excess inventory in stores, missed sales opportunities and lack of confidence in the replenishment process. Fortna helped them implement a “hold and flow” model that resulted in a one-time savings of over 11% annual carrying costs due to facility consolidation and reduced stock-outs, markdowns and store transfers. Additionally, worker productivity increased 10%.