An operations assessment involves a thorough review of all distribution operations and all logistics processes impacting the supply chain. The assessment will:

  1. Identify non-value added steps within the current distribution processes and determine alternative ways to eliminate
  2. Brainstorm potential processes, systems and equipment changes that could positively impact service, quality, productivity and employee moral
  3. Quantify and qualify the expected benefits to the distribution bottom line
  4. Determine processes, systems, and equipment implementation expenses for each of the proposed changes

Recommendations are provided for short, medium and long-term improvements with supporting cost/benefit analysis. Ultimately we are looking for ways to implement distribution best practices and enhancements for you to deliver the highest level of service and quality while maximizing the use of distribution resources through the elimination of waste. The methods to complete the study are based on Total Quality Management (TQM) practices.