Anyone can offer services. Fortna drives results. Here are some examples of our work:
A global healthcare company’s recent acquisitions plus organic growth meant they were running out of distribution capacity and using expensive 3PLs that couldn’t handle their requirements for controlled substances. Fortna helped them develop a long-term strategy to bring distribution in-house. The plan included merging distribution for all their business units into three new distribution centers that would put product closer to the customer, give them more control over operations and customer service and reduce operating expenses. They would significantly lower risk with new controlled substance vaults and by having redundancy across the 3 DCs. The multi-site distribution transformation is underway with expected operating cost reduction of 9% and a 2.4-year ROI on capital investment.
A global leader in animal healthcare with five-year double-digit growth was experiencing growing pains. They partnered with Fortna to optimize their U.S. distribution center, adding five years of life to a facility that was at 100% capacity. Following that successful project, they started on a major retrofit of a European DC that will include installing a mezzanine, advanced conveyor, and FortnaWES™ warehouse execution system, all without impacting existing operations. The project is on track to add ten years of life to the facility while reducing the number of workers required – and with a payback period of less than five years.
A global pharmaceutical distributor responsible for daily deliveries to 40,000 pharmacies hired Fortna to design and implement a national re-distribution center to replace their two smaller DCs. They wanted to improve fulfillment time and reduce costs in the new DC that would house over $2 billion in inventory and ship more than a million lines a day of product worth over $25 million. Fortna designed and implemented a highly automated 600,000 square-foot DC with large, secure processing areas for the high value drugs and refrigerated spaces for products requiring temperature control. Nearly 70% of the volume in the DC is handled entirely by robots. The new facility improved throughput by 220% and reduced operating costs by 25%.