Our experts are more than consultants and engineers. They have the real-world operations experience to help them quickly uncover the root cause of slotting-based performance issues. In addition to experience in work measurement, process design, facility layout and labor management – they are also highly-skilled in data analysis and modeling. And they are backed by an extended team of specialists in distribution strategy, design, material handling, engineering and systems.
Our teams leverage the Fortna DC Design Suite™, sophisticated analytic and modeling software that leads to data-driven insights. Our experts use this to gain a deeper understanding of the operation and get to the optimal solution faster.
We understand that you need practical solutions that provide a quick return on investment. So our approach is highly collaborative – to help you gain buy-in from the stakeholders who will need to make and sustain the changes.
And we can help you implement the developed slotting program so that you meet your goals for cost, throughput, productivity, accuracy and service, while producing a quick ROI.
Some recent client examples include:
A leading consumer durable goods retailer was facing pressure from rising costs. Fortna partnered with the Client to analyze their distribution operations and identify improvement opportunities. We found that picking and replenishment labor costs were too high because inventory was not optimally slotted. We created a slotting plan for them and led the implementation to assure no disruptions to the current operations. As a result, the Client’s picking and replenishment productivity increased by 15%.
A pharmacy retail Client wanted help establishing and implementing a slotting strategy. They wanted the ability to evaluate and reslot their facility when there was business need and financial justification. Fortna partnered with our Client to develop a slotting strategy that fit their requirements. We helped them acquire the right slotting software tools to make them self-sufficient, and we led the implementation of the new slotting program. As a result, the Client realized a 40% increase in picking productivity. Additionally, we ensured they had the right slotting strategy, tools and knowledge to continue to manage their ongoing slotting needs.
“They worked quickly and gave us plenty of time for feedback. They also involved us in the process the entire time and showed us how they came up with their solutions.”
Client Nominations, Great Supply Chain Partner Award