Do YOU suffer from one or more of these costly order
more warehouse storage space?
Don't want to (or cannot) move,
then you need a order fulfillment consultant to squeeze every ounce of cube out of your
present building layout.
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
Are you are about to
make major changes or move into a new warehouse?
Want to be sure to "get it right"
this time? An order fulfillment consultant can 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 an order fulfillment consultant to redesign your
new or existing facility, and You Have Come To The Right
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!
I'm Art Avery!"
I'm the Principal order fulfillment Consultant for
Avery and Associates. I have been in the order fulfillment 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
"pain points" listed above - and hundreds of other situations
that we encounter daily.
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 order fulfillment methods
and strategies that improve (often
dramatically - see below) existing order fulfillment operations. These methods
are also used to set up new facilities that will optimize every aspect
of the order fulfillment 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
order fulfillment process.
Do not misunderstand - Art is very experienced in the
more complex order fulfillment
systems. In fact, as an order fulfillment consultant 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.)
whenever possible he prefers a simple approach that
is so much easier for the majority of warehouses to
implement- and 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!
Remote "Express" Study*
We now take
to 5,000 sq ft
to 20,000 sq ft
| 20 to
40,000 sq ft
| 40 to 80,000 sq ft
| 80 to
160,000 sq ft
Over 160,000 sq ft
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!
DELIVERABLES WILL YOU GET?
Following our visit,
and as we work to develop the very best order fulfillment consulting plan for your
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 2-4
You will receive several alternative layouts
throughout this process, so that you may provide the necessary
feedback. At the conclusion of the project,
you will receive final layouts, and an in-depth written order
consulting 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.
available for further questions and new
developments. With the exception of the introduction of a new project,
or request for on-site implementation assistance,
never be any additional order fulfillment consultant fees for changes on the original study.
We have helped scores of companies like yours to achieve major
cost-reduction solutions to their order fulfillment consulting problems.
Take a few
minutes to review
client list, see
how we work
with you and look at
section. You will see just a few of our distribution layout
projects that were custom-designed to meet our clients' special
order fulfillment consulting needs.
actual, recent order fulfillment consulting results:
Doubling pick rates,
achieving nearly 100% accuracy
and "blind-count" order verification at the same time.
storage by 21%, (in a
1.2 million sq ft W/H) while reducing pallet handling labor by over
Cutting shipping costs
by $500,000 annually
for an office products company.
savings of as many as 12 workers
in one order fulfillment operation.
Eliminating the entire
3rd shift and 1/2 the 2nd
shift for a famous sporting goods company.
Allowing one picker
to batch pick as many as 20 orders into
their pre-cubed shipping cartons with total verification
Doubling case pick productivity
while reducing the equipment budget by over $1,000,000.
Increasing pallet cube
capacity by 210% (with
little capital cost to the company) for a metal products mfg.
Reducing packing labor
by over 100% (with no
capital cost) for an internet/catalog health products firm.
We Guarantee Your
If for any reason you aren't fully satisfied, we will continue
to work on your order fulfillment consulting project until you are.
Call us at
discuss your order fulfillment consulting needs in detail. (No cost or
obligation, of course.) If you need immediate help we can frequently get
you answers in a day or less.
order fulfillment consultant clients have discovered that if they save only one employee's salary,
their total order fulfillment consulting 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
If you don't find what
Some Recent Testimonials
(Contact us to speak
directly to a writer.)
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.
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
is incredibly difficult - I would never have been able
to do this without all your great help"! Dave W.,
Owner, Chicago, IL.
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
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
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.
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
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