Case Studies
  • Facilitating Rapid Growth at a Hot Start Up: A leading manufacturer of accessories for the Apple iPod is launching hot new products, adding new retail customers and growing at lightening speed. Solertis expands the operation and measurably improves labor efficiency while building a new culture to enable additional future growth.
  • Distribution Process Improvements: A leading supplier of automotive interiors wanted to make the several improvements to its largest distribution facility. Solertis presented tactical recommendations to improve processes and flows ensuring maximum productivity as well as customer satisfaction. Solertis projected the recommendations would yield labor savings of $500,000 annually while ensuring higher levels of reliability for customers.
  • Distribution Center Assessment: How do you measure up?
    A leading photographic film manufacturer wanted to assess the efficiency of their Americas distribution center and identify opportunities for improvement. Solertis evaluated the operation, compared to industry benchmarks and developed a plan to increase productivity by 17%!
  • Operations Improvement: Pulling out of the Distribution Death Spiral
    A major manufacturer and marketer of frozen and refrigerated products was struggling to keep up with explosive, double-digit business growth. Solertis was able to effectively troubleshoot significant problems and quickly develop a solution that achieved a 30% productivity gain, reduced case costs by 52%, and decreased order fulfillment errors 53%.
  • Project Management: Covering All the Bases!
    A major manufacturer and marketer of frozen and refrigerated products did not have adequate logistics infrastructure to accommodate the major growth they had recently experienced. Solertis was able to transition the company from a multiple-site, fragmented logistics infrastructure into a new state-of-the-art 450,000 square-foot distribution facility.
  • Supply Chain Optimization: Getting it where you need it, when you need it
    Solertis is selected to evaluate the supply chain network of a full service telecommunications company. Solertis provided specific recommendations to reduce inventory by $2.4 M (65%) through improved inventory management, increased inventory system utilization and inventory redeployment.
  • Warehousing Operations : "An ounce of prevention, a ton of savings"
    After large billing errors are discovered at a distribution company, Solertis is called in to reinvent warehousing and order flow operations to prevent future errors from happening. Solertis evaluates current practices, and implements recommendations that net the company a total savings of $80,000 in the first year alone through enhanced order processing, improved order accuracy and overall warehousing efficiencies.
  • Domestic & International Freight Review : Service up. Cost down!
    A $60 million manufacturer needs to evaluate and improve their inbound & outbound domestic and international freight processes without adding to their payrolls. Solertis performed comprehensive review of the company's freight needs, which ultimately leads to streamlining the carrier selection process to save the company significant dollars and resources, and to drastically improve customer service.
  • Business Expansion : Operational Excellence leads to $20 Million in New Business
    A $60 million distribution company is at risk of losing their largest customer. Solertis helped to secure this "single source" contract, and to implement procedures and material handling equipment that supports a solid 30% increase in business.