Distribution and Warehouse Operations
DESIGN. OPERATIONS. EXECUTION.
Expect More From Your Supply Chain!
Whether your company is expanding / resetting an existing logistics facility or designing a new distribution center, Design Systems, Inc. provides highly experienced resources to ensure a successful project. Our mission is to design integrated logistics operations and systems to ensure that your company’s distribution / warehouse operations is world-class.
Our scope of design and engineering services is entirely flexible and scalable. If required, Design Systems, Inc. can augment your internal team and provide cost-effective assistance on an as needed basis or assign dedicated project management, engineering, and analytical support. We can bring your supply chain, warehouse design, or distribution network planning project from data analysis and concept development through implementation. Design Systems, Inc. does not represent any material handling companies. As a result, your solutions are tailored to your specific needs, not to a product line we are trying to sell.
We regularly work with our clients in establishing:
- New build design, re-configuration of existing warehouse or distribution facilities
- Optimized facility design / layout, handling practices and workflows
- Operations review / assessment
- Material handling equipment and automation analysis
- Warehouse and inventory management techniques to optimize workflow and costs
- Simulation models utilizing the most advanced SIM tools
- KPI development and performance management
- Project management
- Interim management staffing
Generating an attractive return on investment is a key component of every project. Let our seasoned experts help you take your distribution or warehousing operations to the next level. For a no obligation discussion on how Design Systems, Inc. can help improve your operation, contact us today!
- Planning and Design
Planning and Design
Design Systems, Inc. has managed the design of many distribution centers, facility expansions and facility resets for clients from a wide range of industry sectors and countries. Our team maintains current knowledge of the rapidly changing world of best practice design concepts, technologies, and material handling systems.
Facility design and layout affects productivity, profitability, and adaptability of your company. Before we create conceptual facility design layouts we answer why, what and how to synchronize supply with demand. Our systems designs will meet and exceed today’s standards for lean material flow, product movement and delivery, while maintaining flexibility and scalability to grow as your business grows.
We use the latest 2D and 3-D computer aided design tools to create your system layout.
Although each project is unique, the five main deliverables are:
- Best Practices Assessment: An audit of current processes vs. our Supply Chain Best Practices.
- Layout Concepts: Evaluation of up to 4 different conceptual layouts and solutions.
- Detailed Layout: A detailed layout for chosen conceptual design.
- Implementation Plan: A hands-on implementation plan in Gantt chart format.
- Operating Guide: Documentation of the processes and workflows of the operation.
Using innovative planning and design solutions, combined with our years of experience in successful implementations, Design Systems, Inc. consultants deliver lean material handling solutions on time and within budget.
Interested in layout and warehouse design services? Contact our team to learn more about how we can help.
- Operations and Process Improvement
Operations and Process Improvement
An operations audit is a cost-effective means of identifying opportunities and quantifying the gap between current state and best practices. Design Systems, Inc.’s team of supply chain consultant have experience in a wide range of distribution / warehousing operations across many industries. Our services include inventory management, inventory accuracy, cycle counting, systems review, storage, slotting, material handling, shipping, receiving, order picking, packaging, warehouse layout and operations interim management oversight.
We deliver actionable recommendations to provide management with a complete understanding of where short term, medium term and long term opportunities for improvement exist including ROI analysis. In the case of complex, automated, and / or highly integrated supply chain operations, our team of engineers has the ability to construct computer models emulating existing operations and predict performance of proposed warehousing, distribution, or fulfillment operations designs before our clients make a substantial capital investment.
Ready to take your operations to the next level? Give us a call or contact usand find out more about our services which include a no risk assessment of your current operations.
- Implementation Support
SUCCESS HAPPENS BY DESIGN
With more than 30 years experience in manufacturing design and supply chain, Design Systems, Inc. knows what makes for successful project execution. We design for implementation to ensure that every step of the project addresses the key ingredients to implementation success: budget, scope, time, people, communications, and quality. While others see implementation as an afterthought, we see it as an integral part of the Design Systems, Inc. service offering.
Distribution Center projects often require major investment and significant change. If poorly handled, they can result in huge losses in sales and market share. You may not experience a spectacular failure, but even small implementations can still be costly. So what can be done to avoid these kinds of problems? A comprehensive approach on the front end of your project can make all the difference. Our team approach:
- Consider all solution alternatives without MHE bias.
- Meeting your business requirements most cost-effectively, even with a manual solution.
- Find solutions that maximize use of existing MHE for rapid implementation.
- Provide continuing support throughout implementation process to ensure issues are resolved as quickly as possible.
- Ensure implementation is not considered complete until new processes are running at agreed rates / personnel.
Design Systems, Inc. experts are uniquely qualified to provide comprehensive planning, execution and support for your projects. Our experienced team with detailed knowledge of supply chain methodologies, facility planning and project management will not only exceed expectations of traditional project metrics but ensure that the solution is adopted and sustained for years after the project is complete.
Let Design Systems Inc. take the pain out of the implementation process. Contact us today!