Typical client challenges and issues resolved by LE Associates:

  • Definition of the overall long range space plan for the manufacturing/distribution of a corporation experiencing high growth.
  • Feasibility study and subsequent business proposal for the consolidation of several distribution centers into one new, highly automated distribution center.
  • Development of the overall plan and operations layout for a firm relocating into an existing facility including the design of minimal building modifications while maximizing productions and throughput yields.
  • Operations Review/Needs Assessment of DC Operation including recommendations.
  • Project Management of new facility – land selection, design and construction, interior layout, fit-up, move coordination and start-up.
  • Evaluation of alternative storage and retrieval operations and in-depth analysis of Automated Storage and Retrieval (AS/RS) and Automated Vehicle Guidance Systems (AVGS).
  • Development of functional specifications and start-up support of WMS (Warehouse Management Systems).
  • Start-up plant consulting for new international manufacturing plants and distribution centers.
  • Value Stream Mapping/Process Improvement Study, using Lean Six Sigma methodologies.
  • Re-Engineering of Order Fulfillment Operation, implementing automation and paperless picking, for dramatic improvements in productivity, order turn around and order/inventory integrity.
  • Development of Lead Indicators Metrics System for Logistics Operation.
  • Interim DC Ops Management – process upgrade orientated.