Project Description

ECA Case Study: Project Staffing

Transformation & Change Management Implementation Lead

Food Ingredient Distributor


Madison, WI

Post-MBA (1-2 years)

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Project Details

Client / Situation
  • Our client, a fully integrated supply chain solution for food manufacturers, was in need to optimize their warehouse distribution network
  • They were looking for a Project Manager to execute an established re-design plan of their distribution centers (consolidating network of 20+ distribution centers and warehouses to a six distribution center network)
Objectives / Results Achieved
  • Reanalyzed, proposed and adjusted savings for freight, warehouse & inventory reduction as follows: freight, $1.77M, warehouse $1.10M, and inventory $14.70M
  • Facilitated change in strategy of using new 3PL vs driving consolidation using current 3PL providers
  • Designed Project Plan Waves to drive network optimization completion for identified warehouses by desired end dates
  • Held weekly project plan WBS update meetings with project team
  • Created SLA’s / KPI’s for ongoing monitoring of 3PL providers
  • Worked with IT to facilitate efforts of obtaining simulation capability with demand planning software
  • Provided best practices for warehouses along with auditing criteria for 3PL providers

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