Creating High-Performance Distribution Operations

high performance distribution operations

  • Our systematic approach to problem solving and planning combined with our involvement of key employees ensures that the design is aligned with your operational goals and budget.

  • Our distribution experience and education allows us to introduce universal best practices, when applicable, to avoid re-inventing the wheel. We will arrange a site visit with other clients if appropriate so that you can see these practices in action.

  • We introduce processes that reduce order cycle time, increase productivity, and provide inventory and order accuracy approaching 100%.

  • We help with Warehouse Management System (WMS) selection and integration to ensure that all operational processes and goals are enhanced by your WMS capabilities.

  • We provide Capacity analysis starting with your sales forecast, and working backwards to determine the necessary facility space, staffing, equipment and resources for all functions within the new operation.

  • Our experience with purchasing distribution equipment, software, and materials reduces your cost and risk.

  • We design, select and test all new processes, equipment and systems to ensure they integrate properly.

  • We assist you in planning a successful project, and provide budgets and schedules for approval and implementation.

  • We managing the integration to ensure new systems, facilities, transportation, and staffing work together in harmony.

  • We provide acceptance testing, training and support through operational ramp-up to allow a successful transition.


I want to let you know that I appreciate the valuable solutions and insights your team has provided in the seven years we have worked together.  Your approach of blending best in class engineering with process understanding has created tangible improvements in our Renton operation.  Your consulting recommendations led to low cost, high impact projects we could implement quickly for cost reductions.  In addition, your top to bottom review of our fulfillment model has prepared us with plans we can implement to support future growth.  Finally, your willingness to coordinate various site visits for my team allows us to stay current on the latest technologies and management ideas in our industry.  Thank you for your continued partnership.”

Rick Martinez, Director of Distribution
Cutter & Buck