Principal Consultant, BSIE MSIE
years of distribution experiences have taken many directions,
providing a broad base of managerial, operational, technical, and
strategic knowledge that now enables him to assist any distribution
operation from very small to very large - to improve, expand,
streamline or build, consolidate, design or move into new
AVERY'S EXPERIENCE BASE HAS INCLUDED:
and managing the Distribution Services
department for a 300,000 sq. ft. non-foods
distribution center with 15 direct reports.
programming two complete
distribution hardware and software systems (one for a paper goods
company and another for a grocery home delivery center).
implementing at least a
dozen smaller barcode and terminal PC- based projects.
completely programming two relatively inexpensive pick-to-light
systems, one of these
being the first of its kind in the United States - the other was
developed for an international material handling equipment firm
located in Germany.
programming an RF batch picking system
using wrist mounted RF terminal
software packages for batch picking with palm pilots
for two home grocery delivery startups, one in Canada and one in
Contracting as a
Distribution Engineering Consultant and “troubleshooter”
with one of the largest international third party logistics
companies in the world. Each project involved working with
large, well-known companies such as Hewlett Packard and Imation.
Developing 2 to 5
year growth plans for
implementing (a 1500
pallet) 13 deep, pallet flow-rack storage system.
implementing a stacker crane case picking system.
ACHIEVEMENTS - REAL SAVINGS FOR REAL COMPANIES
"Generally, my services are
self-funding and don't cost my client a penny!"
Art has assisted many companies to
achieve some very significant and cost-saving results. Some of
Doubling pick rates,
achieving nearly 100% accuracy and "blind-count" order
verification at the same time.
storage by 21%, while
reducing pallet handling labor by over 50%.
space utilization by 23%.
costs by $500,000
savings of at least one, and as many as 12 workers in one
entire 3rd shift.
Allowing one picker
to batch pick as many as 20 orders (into their pre-cubed shipping
cartons) in one greatly reduced walking path, set up by careful ABC product flow analysis.
As a result of this plan, packers are eliminated, and with total verification of accuracy, there is no need for
checkers. (Stuffing and taping is done by the shipping
rates to over 300 lines per hour.
Doubling case pick
"Cluster picking" 8
small orders sequentially into one compartmentalized tote.
handling to nearly zero,
by implementing a conveyorized
cube capacity by 210%
(no capital cost.)
labor by over 100%
(no capitol cost.)
Important: almost all of these
savings have resulted from using simple methods (not expensive),
conceived through strategic, experience-based analytical thinking.
realistically complete list of improvements and cost savings would
have to be as long as the scores of companies that Art has worked
with through the years! For some of the stories of actual companies
and what they have achieved through Art's consulting assistance,
"Customers". The majority of those listed have become
clients within the past two years.
EDUCATION & AFFILIATIONS
BS in Industrial
Engineering, New Jersey Institute Of Technology, Newark NJ
MS in Management
Science NJIT - Thesis on "Computerized Demand Forecasting"
Industrial Engineering (IIE)- Member and Featured national
and Inventory Control Society (APICS)- Frequent speaker
New Jersey Material
Handling Society (NJMHS) - Speaker, Board Member & Newsletter Editor
Society of Logistics (SOLE) – Member
Education and Research Council – Member
The Council of
Logistics Management - Member