Distribution Center Design Implementation | FORTNA

How We Work

Seamless, turnkey warehouse implementation

FORTNA reduces risk in implementation projects with holistic, comprehensive, integrated program management considering all interdependencies across all workstreams. Our integrated solution design and engineering ensures that all facets of implementation are fully aligned including facility, MHE, software, processes and organizational needs, as well as mechanical, structural and electrical engineering.

Implementation partner accountable for results

We take responsibility for achieving business results, not just meeting equipment rates.

  • Solutions delivered on-time, on-budget
  • Mitigated risk with a single accountable partner
  • Fastest time to benefit

Our Approach

Experienced project management to ensure implementation success

Our implementation team ensures greater efficiency for your facility right from the point of Go-Live by ensuring all facets of the project are integrated from the start. Our teams bring a deep bench of project management and operations experience to every project. We take additional steps to ensure your vision for the design is fully realized and there are no surprises along the way.


Operational readiness and change management

The key to a successful implementation is ensuring organizational readiness to navigate transformational change. We work with you to identify gaps that could get in the way of achieving the vision and work with you to develop a performance-based culture, with leaders trained and proficient to achieve and sustain results. This includes alignment of stakeholders, development of labor standards, hiring, coaching and high-performance leadership training.

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Unbiased, competitive sourcing and procurement

FORTNA engineers its designs down to component level so we can drive a supplier selection process that nets the highest quality MHE solution at the most competitive price. Our extensive supplier vetting process qualifies suppliers on quality, delivery and performance risk.

We take a unique approach and engage a competitive bidding process that eliminates expensive middlemen. You get the leverage of FORTNA’s purchasing power across its extensive client base for the lowest cost base and largest variety of supplier options.


Integrated testing and training

FORTNA conducts progressive levels of testing (technical, functional, unit, performance/stress and exceptions) to ensure the solution operates flawlessly and seamlessly and is ready to meet the business case. We also train the people responsible for operating the facility including associates, supervisors and support staff so that they are equipped and prepared to succeed.

Video Case Study

FORTNA helped L.L.Bean extend the life of its DC, combine channels under a single roof and optimize operations for increased speed and productivity. Watch this video to learn more.

Moving from implementation to lifecycle performance services and support

When we deliver a project, we don’t just hand over the keys. We stand behind our design with an array of Lifecycle Performance Services and 24/7/365 Support and to ensure your facility continues to perform at the highest levels of efficiency possible and meet the needs of the business as it grows and changes. You can rest easy knowing that we are always available to troubleshoot and resolve issues with any part of the solution.

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