Key Service Areas

DC Diagnostic

Identification of quick wins & long-term improvements to address costs, efficiency, capacity, quality, flexibility & service levels.

  • Demand / Supply / Inventory Profiling
  • Activity / Resource / Cost Profiling
  • Activity-Based Costing
  • Productivity / Labor Cost Analysis
  • Shift Policy / Labor Management
  • Capacity Analysis
  • Layout Effectiveness / Process Flow
  • Slotting / Rack Profile Assessment
  • Order Selection / Batching / Pick Path
  • Inventory Control / Accuracy
  • Storage & Material Handling Systems
  • Systems & Technology

DC Design & Planning

Guidance at every stage in the design, planning, and implementation of distribution centers and storage & handling systems.

  • Site & Facility Selection
  • Facility Retro-fit Planning
  • Equipment Specifications
  • Vendor Tendering & Selection
  • Schedule Preparation
  • Product Move Plans

Warehouse Slotting

Development & implementation of warehouse slotting strategies to:

  • Minimize selection labor costs
  • Optimize replenishment efficiency
  • Increase order accuracy
  • Reduce product damage
  • Increase ergonomic efficiency
  • Improve retail shelf placement labor costs

DC Building Blocks

Authentis leverages specific design parameters to design & optimize distribution centers.

Facility Layout Changes

  • Existing Facility – Reset, Retro-fit, Expansion
  • New Facility – Greenfield, Brownfield
  • Mezzanines

Engineered Systems

  • Pallet-Load vs Mini-Load AS / RS
  • Shuttle Systems
  • Vertical Lift Modules
  • Vertical / Horizontal Carousels
  • Pick Modules
  • Horizontal Conveying
  • Sortation Systems
  • A-Frame
  • Automated Case Picking

Storage Equipment

  • Pallet Racks / Bulk Storage / Stacking Frames
  • Drive-Through / Drive-In Racks
  • Push-Back / Pallet Flow
  • Shelving / Carton Flow
  • Sliding Rack systems

Mobile Equipment

  • Single vs Double Pallet Trucks
  • Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs)
  • Reach / Counterbalanced Trucks
  • Man-Up Order Pickers
  • Side-Loaders
  • Turret Trucks
  • Tuggers
  • Walking Stackers
  • Loading & Dock Equipment

Order Selection Strategy

  • Picker-to-Part vs. Parts-to-Picker strategies
  • Pick-and-Pass / Bucket Brigade
  • Ground Level vs Man-Up Picking
  • Batch / Group Picking
  • Pallet, Layer, Case, Inner, Unit
  • Wave & Zone Picking
  • Pick Path Strategy

Automatic ID/Picking Technologies

  • Short / Long Range RF Scanners
  • Hand Held / Wrist / Truck Mounted RF
  • Voice-Directed Picking
  • Pick-to-Light
  • Put-Walls
  • Put-Carts

Logistics Information Systems

  • Warehouse Management Systems
  • Labor Management Software
  • Labor Standards
  • Yard Management Systems
  • Dock Management System
  • Transportation Management Systems
  • Inventory Management Systems

Labor / Workflow Management

  • Workflow & Procedures
  • Preferred Work Methods
  • Communication Protocols
  • Quality Control
  • Order Cycles & Order Cut-off
  • Roles & Responsibilities
  • Shift Hours of Operation
  • Activity-Based Costing
  • Statistical Analysis
  • Contingency Planning
  • Lean Management

Inventory Control/Management

  • Inventory Management Policy
  • Materials Requirements Planning
  • COGS vs Logistics Movement Class
  • Safety Stock Recalculations
  • SKU Rationalization
  • Obsolescence Management
  • Storage Strategy by Inventory Type
  • Turn vs Seasonal vs Promotional

Warehouse Slotting

  • Slotting Strategy
  • Slotting Algorithms
  • Store-Based Ordering Frequency
  • Slot Assignment Policy
  • Slot Maintenance Policy
  • Slot Numbering Systems
  • Detailed Product Move Plan
  • Warehouse vs Store Landed Cost Optimization

Distribution Center Graphic