This award is one of our favorites, as it is based solely on nominations by our Clients for solutions that have made a significant impact on their company’s efficiency, customer service and overall supply chain performance.
Past Client Nominations include:
“The success of this project was even greater than we imagined.”
“We have used them repeatedly for large game changing initiatives.”
“High quality professional service….a true business partner in every sense of the word!”
“They provided expertise in areas we lacked and didn’t try to exploit that for more business.”
“They are a no-nonsense, straight-to-the-savings consultancy that is a breath of fresh air to this client.”
“They offer robust support, are constantly innovating, and are open to input from the customer.”
“Fortna continues to deliver projects on time and on budget. They have been our supply chain partner for the past 16 years and have completed many new DC projects as well as retrofits. They are a top notch company!”
“Fortna takes the time to understand our business strategy, organization, and challenges at a granular level. The team has deep and broad industry expertise which builds trust.”
Pros to Know
Supply & Demand Chain Executive
This honor is awarded to individuals who have helped their clients or the supply chain community prepare to meet the significant challenges in the year ahead.
2019 Pros to Know: Roger Counihan, Vice President, Sales; Will King, Group Vice President, Integrated Technology Solutions; Tom Tiede, Vice President, Contracts, Pricing & Supply
2020: Fortna was selected for a long-term, multi-step project that transformed L.L.Bean’s distribution operations for greater efficiency and improved costs. Results included an 80% reduction in order processing time even with a 50% increase in order volume, reduced seasonal labor requirements and an overall productivity improvement of 39%.
2017: Fortna was selected for its project that helped an industrial parts supplier enable faster fulfillment, reduce costs, add capacity, and handle new business requirements. The results included cut order processing time from three days to less than one, 99.82 percent order accuracy, 30 percent improvement in productivity and doubled network capacity.
2016: Fortna was honored for its project with Ulta Beauty that included IT system capabilities, store-ready shipments for faster shelf stocking in stores, and leveraged a common pool of inventory across channels. Ulta Beauty improved store delivery times by more than 50 percent, while improving inventory accuracy and reducing out-of-stocks.
2015: Fortna was recognized for its work with New Era Cap Company. Fortna helped retrofit an existing distribution center to support New Era’s tremendous growth by increasing storage capacity and throughput while still running at full production.
2014: Fortna was awarded for its work with a large electronics distributor. The winning project included rolling out a single, integrated software solution across their entire North American distribution network. Fortna’s Warehouse Control System – FortnaWCS™– was at the core of the solution.
2013: Fortna was awarded for its work with a large apparel retailer who was expecting phenomenal growth and wanted a long-term strategy to support its multiple channels. Fortna helped the company retrofit its existing distribution center so that it can process twice as many orders and fulfill an order in half the time. Most importantly, the retailer has a roadmap for the future and the distribution capacity to take on new brands and products.
2012: Fortna was recognized for its work with a major retailer whose distribution centers could not keep up with the company’s growth rate of 30 new stores per year. By remapping its distribution process and retrofitting its distribution centers, the retailer cut in half the time it takes to ship from DC to store and reduced distribution operations cost by $23 million.
2011: Fortna was honored for its project at MSC Industrial that was the single biggest cost-cutting initiative in MSC’s history. The company saw a 62% improvement in productivity, a double-digit ROI, improved cash flow and better employee morale.
2010: Fortna was named to the SDCE 100 List for the first time in the consulting category.
Fortna Clients on Rainmakers List
The selection for this award is based on nominations for individuals who made a significant contribution to the logistics and supply chain profession.
2020 Rainmakers: Fortna Client, Doug Romain at ASR Group and Fortna Senior Director of Research & Development, Kevin Gue, Ph.D.
According to wRatings Corporation report, companies that partner with and implement Fortna designed solutions over the past twelve years are competitively stronger than their direct industry peers.
Based on a year-over-year analysis, the Fortna Client Group has built superior customer strength over Non-Fortna Clients an average of 9.7% and as much as 12% higher over the past twelve years. This strength allows Fortna Clients to maintain high service levels while shortening order cycle times, thus contributing to long-term relationships and sustainability with their customers.
Fortna and Hytrol Celebrate 60 Years of Partnership
In 1958 Fortna and Hytrol began a partnership that has spanned six decades. Over the years the two companies have grown exponentially to become leading firms in the distribution design, implementation and materials handling space, and serving as trusted supply chain business partners with leading global firms.