Ports and Terminals have seen volumes growth over three times the GDP growth rate in the last decade. Operators are struggling to handle this volume growth, particularly as many ports and terminals have limited opportunity to expand. In this environment, operators are seeing ship size increase, more hub & spoke transshipment container volume, and increasing focus on service reliability.
Argo has earned its reputation as a global leader in helping clients improve operations. Through countless engagements and projects around the world, we have built a practice that reflects our understanding that operational improvements can only occur when appropriate cultural changes take place within the client organization. We have global experience with both bulk and container terminals and with supporting railroad and trucking infrastructures. Argo understands port & terminal logistics.
Our approach helps ports and terminal clients cost effectively improve operating performance by:
- Maximizing facility utilization by improving equipment uptime.
- Improving overall labor and facility performance through better practices and scheduling.
- Creating and rolling out standardized processes across multiple locations.
- Improving “on-time” by addressing network bottlenecks and improving scheduling.
- Optimizing new capital projects to ensure that they produce promised benefits.
- Engraining safety, environmental, and operational work practices into organizational culture.
Our global team of consultants has a depth of technical operations 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.
We diagnose areas of waste, variability, and inefficiency in the operating system and then redesign, and implement, not just the new production system, but also the management structure that improves the bottom line and ensures accountability and sustainability. By working hand-in-hand with our client’s employees, we ensure the buy-in from the senior leadership team all the way to the front line employee, leaving behind a new culture, mindsets and behaviors.
We look deeply and broadly, not just at operational processes, but also into all functions and dynamics to leverage opportunities for improvement, including Marketing & Sales, supplier influences, inventory, setup reduction, standard work, back office and interfaces between departments.