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Do YOU suffer from one or more of these costly distribution center design shortfalls?
 
   
  Need more distribution center storage space? Don't want to (or cannot) move, then you need to squeeze every ounce of cube out of your present distribution center design.

  Plagued by "shipping errors"? Then you need an "error proof" way to verify that the exactly correct amount of each item was picked for every order - and that the items were exactly as ordered.

  Low order-picking/packing productivity? Perhaps this can be cured by "batch picking" many smaller orders at one time, directly into their shipping cartons.

  Are you are about to make major changes or move into a new distribution center? Want to be sure to "get it right" this time? Want to save thousands of dollars by knowing exactly how many square feet you need - and not spending too much on expensive, often unnecessary equipment?
 

Then you need a new distribution center design  for your new or existing facility, and  You Have Come To The Right Place!

  Hi! I'm Art Avery!" I'm the Principal Consultant for Avery and Associates. I have been in the distribution business for over 30 years. Now as a consultant, I am able to draw on those years of design and operating experience to help companies such as yours to reduce or eliminate the "pain points" listed above - and hundreds of other situations that we encounter daily.
As I tell people, "I learn something new from every client that I work with!" It is my firm belief that my simple methods can be very efficient and accurate and that this is the true value I bring to each of my clients!

WHAT DO WE DO TO HELP YOU - AND HOW DO WE DO IT?
 

Usually without complex technology and large capital costs, we apply uncomplicated and effective distribution methods and strategies that improve (often dramatically - see below) existing distribution center operations. These methods are also used to set up new facilities that will optimize every aspect of the distribution process.

When we talk "every aspect" we are including all activities from receiving and processing, ID of products and location, order taking, pick tickets printed or downloaded, picking methods, picking paths and equipment selection, replenishment, storage strategies and equipment selections, packing, shipping - and anything else that contributes to your distribution process. 
 
Do not misunderstand - Art is very experienced in the more complex distribution systems.  In fact, he has created and implemented some very sophisticated systems, including pick-to-light, RF, and palm-pilot batch picking (most recently, for 3 grocery home delivery companies.) But, whenever possible and acceptable - he prefers the simple approach that is so much easier for the majority of distribution facilities to implement- at a cost that will not "break-the-bank".

 

"If I pay less - will I get less?"
 
That's a fair question, and it has been asked. If you have been searching for a consulting firm, you know that our fees are well below "market". But our customers say "you will get more". How is this possible? Art has the gift to quickly assess the situation and then discover the solutions, while others only see the problem. This means much less time required by us, which translates to less cost to you!

"If I pay less - will I get less?" 
That's a fair question, and it has been asked. If you have been searching for a consulting firm, you know that our fees are well below "market". But our customers say "you will get more". How is this possible? Art has the gift to quickly assess the situation and then discover the solutions, while others only see the problem. This means much less time required by us, which translates to less cost to you!

Warehouse Size

Remote "Express" Study*

We now take 
credit cards. 

Up to 5,000 sq ft $2000

5 to 20,000 sq ft

$3,000
20 to 40,000 sq ft $4,000
40 to 80,000 sq ft $5,000
80 to 160,000 sq ft $6,000

Over 160,000 sq ft

$7,000
 

*We very frequently work with clients on an "Express" remote basis (using phone, FAX, email and video) to fit within your warehouse center design budget. If for any reason you aren't fully satisfied, we will continue to work on your warehouse layout until you are. You just can't loose!  

 

 

* Travel expenses are billed at cost. All fees include full facility study, detailed warehouse layout, picking, packing, shipping and storage area design, detailed slotting (if data is available), equipment list, productivity standards, etc.

**We feel the in-person on-site visits offer the very best warehouse consulting results, but we are willing to work with you on a remote basis (using phone, FAX, email and video) to fit within your warehouse center design budget.

We Guarantee Your Full Satisfaction! If for any reason you aren't fully satisfied, we will continue to work on your warehouse layout until you are. YOU JUST CAN'T LOSE!

WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT WHEN YOU WORK WITH US?
 
We go on-site to your location for 2-4 days, during which time we are gathering data and meeting with you and any other important participants in your distribution operation. At the beginning of the first day, we go on tour, observe your physical setup and distribution methods, ask questions of warehousing personnel, and record vital measurements, our observations, and any verbal input vital to the project.

Note: Prior to our visit, we will have asked for and received as much data as you could gather - this will have allowed us to begin the brain-storming process, giving the project a "head-start." 

On the second or third day, after we have analyzed the information we have garnered, and initiated the problem-solving process, we meet again with all involved persons. This meeting allows us, as well as you, an opportunity to share our observations and initial problem-solving thoughts. This also allows both parties to coordinate the observations and information, and avoid inaccurate information, impressions, or expectations on the part of the other. 

 
 
WHAT DELIVERABLES WILL YOU GET?


Following our visit, and as we work to develop the very best plan for your special operation, there will be on-going e-mail and phone conversations, until you say "that's it - that's perfect." In the rare instance where another one-day visit would become necessary, you would pay expenses only. (As of this writing), it has not been necessary to return to any of our clients after our initial visit of 2 days. 

You will receive several alternative designs throughout this process, so that you may provide the necessary feedback. At the conclusion of the project, you will receive final designs, and an in-depth written report, which often includes diagrams. These will be sent to you in hard-copy form, and placed in a protective folder that will allow you to continue to refer to it, or share it with others. 

We remain available for further questions and new developments. With the exception of the introduction of a new project, or request for on-site implementation assistance, there will never be any additional fees for changes on the original study.

We have helped scores of companies like yours to achieve major cost-reduction solutions to their distribution center design problems.

Take a few minutes to review our distribution center design client list .

See
how we work with you on your distribution center design project .

Look at our
sample distribution center design's section.

 Some of our clients actual savings on recent distribution center design projects. 


Remember, We Guarantee Your Full Satisfaction! If for any reason you aren't fully satisfied, we will continue to work on your distribution center design until you are. YOU JUST CAN'T LOSE!

Call us at 800-606-9841 and let's discuss your distribution center design problems in detail. (No cost or obligation, of course.) If you need immediate help we can frequently get you answers in a day or less.

Art Avery

P.S. Many clients have discovered that if they save only one employee's salary, their total study investment is returned the very next month, and for every month thereafter. This is a 1200% Annual ROI! There are few investments you could ever make that will pay you back so well and so quickly! 
 
 

If you don't find what you need, 
Ask Art aavery@gmail.com 

 

Some Recent Testimonials
(Contact us to speak directly to a writer.)

 

 

"Hi Art, you are very welcome for the references. You may not know this but we RAVE about the suggestions you made to us for our "Distribution Center", and how right your suggestions were…" Dan G., Pres., Pipersville, PA.

 

 

"I look forward to having you involved for our DC implementation plan and in future endeavors as well. Your input was extremely valuable to us". Brent T., President Jacksonville, FL

 

 

"This move is incredibly difficult - I would never have been able to do this without all your great help"! Dave W., Owner, Chicago, IL.

 

 

"First I wanted to say that all your suggestions work great!  Thanks so much.  Secondly, in the later part of May, we will be moving out of our current facility into a new one.  I was wondering if I gave you the layout could you draw up a design.  You told me if there were ever changes, just ask for a new layout, so here I am.  Thanks a lot!"  Bob V., Owner, New Kensington, PA

 

 

"I know it has been a while, but we finally signed on a new building, and are looking at a mid July move.  We have three dock highs, and two roll ups.  Please do your magic and lay out the floor space.  Thanks."  Rami R., Owner, Chatsworth, CA

 

 

"The renovation is going great.  The large shelving is all moved and the small shelving is about 75% in its new location.  A company is coming in Tuesday to build the new shelving...then we can start to relocate all the product.  Thanks for all the help."  Jeff L., Operations Manager, Victoria, BC, Canada.

 

 

"We've received the final report, thanks for the summary of findings and the recommendations.  What was most valuable for us was the process of getting to the goal and the discussions around it…  Thanks again for your help…Joachim S., Systems Manager, New York, NY

 

 

 "I'm proud to say that our first day of production in our new location was March 6.   Thank you for your work on our behalf.  Looks like we got off to a fine start in the warehouse and picking areas.  It's always a pleasure hearing from you."  Charlie T., Project Manager, Amityville, NY

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