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Garr Consulting Group has achieved successful results for clients in Supply Chain Consulting for over 40 years. We offer the following representative Case Studies for your review:

  1. Assisted one of the Largest Multi-Brand Direct To Consumer Companies with the strategy on where to handle seven new additional brands and the retro-fitting of one of their highly automated Fulfillment Centers (FCs) and one of their more manual FCs to handle the additional brands.

    • Background
      • Brand name fashion and basic women’s apparel, accessories and specialty hard goods
      • Multiple facilities
      • Multi-channel distribution – direct to consumer, outlet stores and off price discounters
    • Project included:
      • Facilities assessment
      • Facilities and MHE re-engineering
      • GAP analysis
      • Capability of handling additional 7 brands in one FC
      • Retro-fitted one of their highly automated Fulfillment Centers (FCs) and one of their more manual FCs – over 1 million sq. ft.
      • Installed and modified WMS – PkMS
      • Project management
    • Project Accomplishments:
      • Delivered on time and under budget – saved over $2 million
      • Implemented new picking processes
      • Improved picking by more than 60%
      • Rationalized the number of SKUs by 50%  
      • Improved sorter capacity by 25% and utilization by 30%
      • Increased overall FC capacity by 40%  
      • Modified product packaging to make receiving product more productive
      • Re-slotted entire FC
  1. Assisted Major Office Supply Products Company in the re-engineering and WMS implementation of multiple facilities.

    • Background
      • Major office supply products 
      • Multiple facilities
      • Multi-channel distribution – retail, B2B and e-commerce
    • Project included:
      • Facility re-engineering
      • Development of new processes
      • MHE assessment
      • MHE design and implementation
      • WMS (PkMS) implementation in multiple facilities
      • KIVA system analysis 
    • Project Accomplishments:
      • Implemented new processes
      • Reduced pick/pack costs 30+%.
      • Increased capacity of facility with new multi-level pick/pack operation
      • Implementation of PkMS in multiple facilities
      • KIVA system implementation evaluation
  1. Assisted one of the Largest Home Décor and Garden Products Wholesale Companies In:

    • Background
      • Home Décor and Garden Products 
      • Multiple facilities
      • Multi-channel distribution – wholesale, direct to consumer and drop ship to retail customer
    • Project included:
      • Operational and MHE assessment
      • Re-engineering of multiple facilities
      • MHE design and implementation
      • Developed and implemented new operational processes
      • Re-slotting plan
      • Gap analysis
      • Project management
    • Project Accomplishments:
      • Increased storage capacity of facilities 200+%
      • Increased productivity 300+%
      • Reduced picking costs 70%
      • Re-slotted new picking facility
      • GAP analysis of current WMS
      • Project management of MHE implementation 
  1. Designed, implemented and started-up the Distribution Center for one of the fastest growing Women’s Apparel Direct Marketing and Retail Store Companies in the U.S.
    • Background
      • Brand name fashion and basic women’s apparel and accessories
      • Approximately 230 multi-concept specialty retail stores
      • Multi-channel distribution – direct to consumer, own specialty stores, outlet stores, and off price discounters
    • Project included:
      • Facility, Systems and MHE budget of approximately $35 million
      • New DC construction, built in middle of winter – 425,000 sq. ft.
      • New WMS – PkMS
      • New merchandising front end system – Commercialware
      • New Call Center
    • Project Accomplishments:
      • Delivered on time and on budget
      • Innovative design methods – Shared packing & return stations, automated bagger, multi-area delivery conveyer system, shipping sorter, flexibility to process retail stores and DTC goods with same MHE
      • Combined retail store and e-commerce distribution in same DC
      • Improved vendor compliance