In the relentless search for operational improvement, companies that both purchase/resell and manufacture/distribute will continue to outsource their warehousing and distribution functions. At the same time, companies in this sector will need to look for ways to grow profitably, staying focused on implementing best practices for optimal performance including reducing their land costs, managing their working capital investments, and addressing constraints in transportation capacity.
Argo understands that clients’ warehousing and distribution functions must be aligned with their overall business strategy. Argo strengthens warehousing and distribution performance by:
- Aligning metrics – Warehousing and distribution performance measures must be aligned with the business strategy
- Reducing costs – Focus on reducing labor costs and better utilization of transportation assets and improved product sourcing
- Improving working capital effectiveness – Greater emphasis on quality of information to support reductions in cycle time and working capital investment
- Increasing flexibility and responsiveness – Network must be flexible to accommodate shifts in sourcing strategy
Our global team of consultants has a depth of technical operational expertise and a proven track record of leading and implementing successful transformations. Our people bring a wide range of professional experience from some of the most operationally excellent companies in the world.
Argo utilizes a host of supply chain tools that have an immediate impact on warehouse and distribution operations, and we deploy them in a way that ensures compliance and sustainability. With our approach to working directly with client teams to train and transfer knowledge, both management and front line employees quickly become stakeholders in the improvement process, which leads to rapid adoption.