A major US grocery chain with over 2,500 stores nationwide.
Our client was dealing with high order volumes and the current systems were not adequate to support this increased demand. This led to higher transportation costs, and safety risks caused by excessive manual labour and mechanical material handling hazards.
Our team conducted onsite interviews and observation across the company’s 3 warehouses to gather information and implement quick wins during this Lean Six Sigma engagement. Additional long-term improvement opportunities were identified and validated by the client. A pilot implementation of these opportunities was conducted over the course of the year through the following projects.
Our client realized immediate financial benefits including: