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Value Added Services

Consolidations

We operate multiple consolidation centers that help customers control transportation costs. Whether optimizing inbound material flow or outbound distribution of finished goods into destination specific shipments, we have facilities with storage capability to help you achieve transportation and customer responsiveness objectives.

Crossdocks

We manage some of the highest volume cross-docks in North America utilizing strategic locations and thorough route analysis to minimize your transportation spend and maximize effectiveness by “filtering” modes of transportation. Real time visibility tools enhance the control of inventory while moving through these trans-load or “flow through” facilities.

Kitting

Our customized kitting processes help streamline manufacturing and assembly activities resulting in cost savings from reduced material handling, space requirements, congestion and ease-of-use at the point of consumption. We also collaborate on the development of kit delivery methodology and equipment while our electronic systems ensure 100% accuracy.

Line Side Delivery

A relatively young but growing outsourced service, Line Side Delivery involves much more than merely delivering material to the point of use. Our professionals work with clients to re-engineer line side storage locations, storage volume, presentation and delivery methods. Used effectively and with eKanBan, Line Side Delivery enhancements support the principles of lean and World Class.

Material Handling

We have extensive experience in efficient, safe and practical material handling that goes well beyond traditional fork lift operation. We design alternative handling methods specific to your needs for every application including receiving, put away, picking and staging with the goal of increasing safety and reducing or controlling traffic and congestion.

Repacking

This value added service takes many forms and is usually quite unique from one application to another. Our repack programs are critical to our customer’s bottom line whether involving disassembly and/or reconfiguration of material for a manufacturing environment or product according to end user specifications. Whether repacking to totes or POS kiosks, we can deliver for you.

Reverse Logistics

A general term that can relate to numerous applications ranging from Returnable Container Management (i.e., totes, racks, etc., being returned to suppliers for replenishment) to return goods from customers or consumers for credit, remanufacturing, resale, repackaging or salvage to name a few. Precise management of the return process for manufacturing should ensure that the supply chain is flowing and your investment is working while returns management for distribution should ensure customer satisfaction and asset recovery.

Sequencing

A true competency elevated to an art form. Sequencing allows for maximum flexibility of a manufacturing cell or assembly line diverting from batch to demand production by presenting uncommon material with unique characteristics in a usage or “sequenced” fashion. Our proprietary software can act as stand alone or interface with any ERP or legacy systems to receive signals and update inventory.

Sub-Assembly

Extensive and creative sub-assembly processes are core to our value added services. As a leader in the design and execution of ready to install components, we provide the technology and means to move assembly processes traditionally performed in the manufacturing environment further up the supply chain supporting lean principles. From simple multi component assemblies to completed modules, our expertise provides value.

Warehousing

Whether small, medium, big box, inbound material or outbound distribution facilities, warehousing depends on systems. Accurate control of inventory, flexibility and responsiveness are key ingredients to a successful warehouse outsourcing project. Our proprietary WMS enables us to quickly adapt and respond to your specific requirements and efficiently perform order fulfillment functions. With established Min-Max levels and full inventory visibility we take the guess work out of warehousing. We operate dedicated and multi-tenant warehouses as well as within customer owned assets or client leased facilities.