Warehouse Optimization

We recognize there are a myriad of obstacles and challenges that occur daily within warehouse environments. Drawing upon years of experience with warehouse functions, labour standards and leadership practices, we bring invaluable insights and knowledge to your organization to conduct an exhaustive exploration of optimization options.  With TPG, you can expect enhanced productivity, streamlined processes and improved overall performance from the solutions provided by our warehouse management consultants.


Unlock efficiency by overcoming key challenges in your supply chain

Warehouse Optimization is one of our core service offerings and a testament to our broad experience across many industries and supply chain domains.  From warehouse layout to slotting, space utilization to network solutions, capacity optimization to much more, we delve into your operations to uncover the greatest opportunities for improvement through our warehouse improvement strategies. When or before challenges arise in your warehouse, our supply chain experts step in, conducting a comprehensive warehouse study that pinpoints roadblocks and defines the root causes preventing superior performance.

Warehouse optimization is key to creating lean supply chain management systems and every component plays a crucial role in driving efficiency and warehouse productivity improvements. Imagine a warehouse that operates like a well-oiled machine, where every aspect has been fine-tuned to perfection. 

"Get ready to witness unprecedented levels of efficiency and cost savings through our warehouse optimization services."

Our vast experience allows us to rapidly assess which solutions align with your operations, culture and unique conditions. The outcome provides the best path forward leading to enhanced performance, labour efficiency, quality, culture, safety, and other critical elements within your warehouse operations that you wish to be included. If you are ready to transform your warehouse operations to unparalleled levels of performance, allow our warehouse management consulting services to define the greatest opportunities and solutions to get you there.

Limited warehouse capacity leads to congestion, inefficient processes and difficulty in expanding operations.

Inaccurate inventory creates stockouts or overstocking and obsolete or expired inventory. Poor inventory management also results in increased costs, decreased customer satisfaction and operational inefficiencies.

An inefficient layout impacts productivity/throughput, accessibility, safety, travel times and labour costs.

Labour shortages and turnover impact employee motivation and financially tax resources while increasing costs, training and oversight.

Warehouse management systems (WMS), automation, robotics and data analytics can enhance efficiency and accuracy however integrating these technologies can be challenging, requiring careful planning, investment and change management processes.

The increase in E-commerce has lead to customer demands for same day delivery and efficient processes. Warehouses need to streamline picking, packing and shipping processes while ensuring order accuracy and timely processing to maintain customer satisfaction levels.

Seasonal demand and peak periods pose challenges with workforce planning, space utilization, inventory management and maintaining service levels.

Coordinating suppliers and inbound and outbound logistics providers to synchronize operations is dependent on effective collaboration and communication. When this breaks down, the results equal delays, stockouts and disruptions within the supply chain.

Addressing these challenges requires a combination of strategic planning, process optimization, technology implementation and skilled workforce management. Warehouses that can effectively navigate these challenges are better positioned to achieve operational excellence and meet customer demands. Let us help expedite the implementation of solutions that will bring your warehouse operations to the next level.

Don’t settle for mediocre results! Let our warehouse management consultants unleash the full potential of your facility, streamlining processes, reducing costs and maximizing throughput. 


Warehouse leaders (particularly within small to mid-size distribution centres) are struggling with a myriad of daily challenges and likely don’t have the time to investigate and understand how their site is actually performing versus how their peers are doing. TPG’s warehouse management consulting services will provide  you with the best opportunities identified in our thorough warehouse diagnostic. This comprehensive analysis of your entire warehouse ecosystem includes its processes, layout, equipment, and inventory management.

A diagnostic will identify inefficiencies, bottlenecks, and areas for improvement allowing you to focus efforts on the areas that will have the greatest impact on productivity, capacity, and accuracy, while also supporting cost reduction. A warehouse diagnostic also supports proactive maintenance and troubleshooting, ensuring that equipment is functioning optimally and minimizing downtime.

Make data-driven decisions, optimize your supply chain, and enhance customer satisfaction through improved order fulfillment and timely deliveries.

TPG’s warehouse management consultants conduct a comprehensive Warehouse Assessment as one of our core service offerings and a testament to our broad experience across many industries’ supply chain domains. When or before challenges arise in your warehouse, our supply chain consultants step in, conducting a comprehensive warehouse study that pinpoints roadblocks and defines root causes that prevent superior performance.  Our vast experience allows us to rapidly assess solutions aligned with your operations, culture and unique conditions.  The outcome of this study provides the best path forward leading to enhanced performance, labour efficiency, quality, culture, safety, in addition to other critical elements.

Realize the benefits of efficient warehouse workforce utilization to reduce costs and increase productivity.  We provide expert guidance and support to:

  • Streamline processes to minimize downtime and maximize output.
  • Effectively schedule labour tailored to the fluctuating needs of your warehouse.
  • Guide your management team to identify, retain and develop talented employees, fostering long-term success.
  • Define how best to improve your current workforce challenges to elevate productivity, improve morale and deliver the results you need.
  • Reduce headcount and payroll, decrease total hours and OT, while increasing throughput

Efficiency is crucial in pick/path/shipping operations, as unnecessary steps and delays can result in wasted time and resources. Part of our core warehouse management consulting services focus on optimizing your pick/path/shipping operations by:

  • Analyzing Pick Paths and Shipping Procedures.
  • Evaluating the layout and flow of your warehouse.
  • Identifying areas for improvement.
  • Determining the optimal utilization of slots.
  • Conducting Time Studies for the new pick lines to establish a baseline for productivity and benchmark for performance.
  • Tracking progress against the baseline and setting work standards to drive continuous improvement in picking rates.
The outcome of our analysis will result in projects to increase throughput and enable more cases to be processed per hour.

By introducing efficient load sequencing, orders can be arranged to match the stop sequence on a delivery route.  When the trailer is organized in this fashion,  movement of products is minimized and travel time is reduced. This form of optimization will significantly increase throughput and streamline the unloading process.

We’ll assess your packing practises, related pain points and waste/loss to effectively determine how to close the gaps and prevent damage during shipping. By establishing guidelines for packaging materials, techniques, and securing methods, we will ensure that products are protected and arrive at their destination intact. Minimizing damaged products reduces the need for replacements, related costs an delays and removes wasteful steps in the shipping process.


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Operational Expertise

Our warehouse management consulting services approach stems from our business consulting foundation of building trust which leads to alignment of your stakeholders in both union and non-union environments.

Technology Execution

We bring systems engineering knowledge and experience that supports the implementation of multiple WMS platforms.

Train the Trainer

We train key employees on SOPs and new processes to ensure sustainability and buy-in after we leave.

Visibility on Performance

We provide visibility by building measurement dashboards that ensure everyone is aware of progress against goals and KPIs.

Our warehouse management consulting services deliver a range of benefits, including increased efficiency, space utilization, cost savings, improved inventory management, flexibility, enhanced customer service and data-driven decision-making. Embracing optimization strategies can empower your warehouse to operate at its full potential and drive sustainable success.

By optimizing warehouse layout, slotting, and processes, you can streamline workflows, reduce travel time, and minimize unnecessary steps. This leads to improved productivity, faster order fulfillment, and reduced cycle times.

Warehouse space optimization ensures optimal utilization of available square footage. Through efficient space planning and storage solutions, you can maximize storage capacity, eliminate wasted space, and potentially avoid costly facility expansions.

Warehouse optimization allows for better inventory accuracy and control. With optimized slotting and inventory placement, you can minimize stockouts, reduce excess inventory, and enhance order accuracy, leading to improved customer satisfaction and reduced carrying costs.

By identifying inefficiencies and implementing optimization strategies, you can reduce operational costs. This includes minimizing labor requirements, optimizing equipment usage, optimizing energy consumption, and minimizing product damage and waste.

Optimized warehouse processes enable greater adaptability to changing business needs. With a flexible and scalable warehouse layout, you can quickly adjust to fluctuations in demand, accommodate new product lines, and efficiently handle seasonal peaks.

Warehouse optimization directly impacts customer satisfaction. Faster order processing, accurate order fulfillment, and on-time deliveries contribute to an exceptional customer experience, leading to increased customer loyalty and repeat business.

Warehouse optimization involves utilizing data analytics and technology to gain valuable insights into your operations. By leveraging data, you can make informed decisions, identify trends, and continuously improve your warehouse performance.

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$1.2M Realized Direct Annual Savings Through Operational Improvement for Warehouse and Logistics Key Processes

$2M Annualized Savings Found in Perishable Distribution Centre with Warehouse Operational Improvement

Warehouse Optimization for Canadian Cold-Chain Company


Our consulting practice is focused on strategy execution, with specialties in process improvement, cost optimization and operational efficiency. We differentiate by being operational experts, meaning we don’t just figure out what to do, but guide you through how to do it for long term sustainability.

Download free resources from our supply chain SMEs to learn more about common inefficiencies in warehouses, ‘quick wins’ you can implement and long-term strategies for sustainable growth. 


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