One of the largest fresh US produce distributors serving food service companies and retailers across the country.
Our client acquired a local distributor, tripling their capacity overnight. They fell behind in production, and were not meeting orders or delivery times, which also caused product quality issues. The local distributor moved from a small farmers market into a brand-new facility with over 140,000 sq ft in space and were not able to begin production due to underdeveloped warehouse management systems.
Beginning with a 3-day rapid assessment of the warehouse operations, our team worked with the client to gain a deep understanding of their systems and areas where scaling operations would be the most challenging. We were then tasked to pilot several opportunities and implement a warehouse management system that drastically improved operations and supported sustainable growth. The opportunities identified and later implemented were:
Our client realized immediate financial benefits including: