Fortna helps companies develop fact-based, analytics-driven distribution strategies. But we’re more than just consultants, we’re implementers. We have designed and built hundreds of world class distribution operations across the globe. We have broad and deep experience across diverse industries, markets and operating models. But even more, we understand what it takes to implement and operate our strategy recommendations, which are informed by our deep experience in inventory, operations, transportation, financials, systems and processes. And that makes our strategies more practical, and our businesses cases more accurate.
Our focus is on strategies that get implemented. Our workshop-driven approach involves a broad group of stakeholders through interviews, reviews and visioning workshops. We know that it takes a comprehensive approach to design the best solution, but also to get broad alignment and commitment to the strategy. Ultimately, with Fortna, you get a partner that will not only develop the right strategy for your unique business, but one that will implement that strategy and guarantee its results.
Some recent client examples include:
A leading retailer’s was struggling to expand retail locations, add direct-to-consumer fulfillment, and upgrade their information systems. Fortna recommended a distribution strategy that met their cost and service requirements, supported retail store growth of 17% per year, and provided a 63% IRR.
A large multi-channel apparel company operating in over 200 countries couldn’t keep up with significant US and European growth. Fortna modeled a number of alternative fulfillment strategies and network configurations, including the use of DC bypass techniques to move product directly to customers. They doubled fulfillment capacity, reduced delivery time and supported the business growth.
An eCommerce retailer had unusally high inventory and transportation costs. Fortna identified inventory strategies at the SKU and market level that improved service and reduced inventory and transportation costs, saving $5 million per year in transportation cost and reducing delivery time.
“They are a no-nonsense, straight-to-the-savings consultancy that is a breath of fresh air to this client. Each time we engage with them, we get more value for our dollar than any other firm we have worked with.”
Client Nominations, Great Supply Chain Partner Award