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Background

To continue to remain competitive in the highly competitive cold-chain industry, the client needed an outside perspective into improving its operations at one of its main warehouses in Montreal to form a pre-growth strategy. Enter, TPG.

Approach

  • Completed a full initiation study in, finding 20 unique opportunities within the warehouse (cooler and freezer)
  • Analyzed all opportunities found and prioritized them within a benefit to burden matrix to identify the highest bang-for-the-buck opportunities
  • Did a full analysis on current forecasted orders and their impact on the warehouse’s ability to handle the expected volume, from both a physical capacity and resource point of view.

Results

TPG found $650K in real savings opportunities for the warehouse in throughput and labour improvements. Additionally, TPG helped the company identify critical thresholds for the warehouse in order to handle expected volumes and determine when physical expansion would be required.

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