Warehouses are, by their very nature, a supply chain inefficiency. A warehouse is a decoupling point in the supply chain where material flow stops, and when that material flow stops, then non-value costs start to accrue. Our team are here to ensure non-value costs are minimized and material flow is optimized.
Whether it’s improvement in the configuration of an existing warehouse or distribution center, or the design of a new facility, our consultants are experts in warehouse Standard Operating Procedures (SOP), warehouse design, Material Handling Equipment (MEH) deployment, racking configurations and managing complete fit-outs.
We’re here to help you bring efficiency through improved warehouse management , design and layout
How our warehouse design consultants can help your business design and deliver the changes you need?
Accenture Egypt warehouse design consultants have significant experience in both new build design and space optimization of existing warehouse facilities; from the design, implementation, distribution centers through to space optimization. Our consultants know how to design efficiently all types of warehouse facilities.
Warehouse size, configuration, handling equipment and operating processes all impact both the cost and service performance of any logistics operation. Ensuring efficiency within these areas is of paramount importance to ensure the overall ability of a company to service it’s customers at the lowest cost-to-market.
Inventory, when not properly managed, is not only a drain on working capital, but it also consumes space and operating costs. Our consultancy can offer implementation of effective inventory policies so you can manage your warehouse space, and cash, more effectively.
We can manage , design and deliver the inventory management policy your business needs
Inventory management is the science of efficiently balancing inventory cost with product availability. There are many reasons why businesses have to hold inventory. Typically, most businesses hold inventory to ensure continuous supply where demand and supply rates differ (known as a decoupling point).
There are, of course, other reasons to hold inventory including counteracting seasonal production cycles, servicing non-forecast demand and securing bulk purchase discounts. Regardless of the reason for holding inventory, the basic principle of inventory management is to balance the level of stock held with the level of service required; in essence, inventory costs money and should be minimized wherever possible.
How our inventory consultants can help your business achieve its goals?
Accenture Egypt has significant experience in inventory management, from forecasting demand and aligning the inventory policy through stock location, handling and storage decisions. We can help clients understand the optimal level of inventory for their business, and how inventory can be stored, retrieved and replenished in the most cost and service efficient manner.
Warehouse Operations Management
All warehouse operations need systematic and process driven operations in order to reduce waste and maximize efficiency. Using our practical experience, and knowledge of methodologies such as Kaizan, Six Sigma and TQM, we are able to review and optimize all of your operational processes.
Let our team reduce waste and improve profitability in your warehouse operations
Within warehouse operations management, the focus on operational process improvement is on the efficiency of moving material and the utilization of resources such as people, handling equipment and facilities. The material movements and utilization must also be balanced to the service level requirements. All warehouse operations should look to continuously monitor and improve efficiency in order to control cost and deliver the required service.
How Our warehouse consultants can improve your operating processes to drive efficiency?
Developing efficient operating processes requires fact-based analysis combined with a pragmatic appreciation of business constraints. Whilst there are numerous different methodologies including Kaizan, Six Sigma, TQM and variations thereof, they all focus on a core approach; continuous focus on being organized, methodical and efficient.
Accenture Egypt warehouse consultants are technically skilled in the assessment of processes using a range of methodologies. They also bring considerable knowledge of the realities of day-to-day warehouse operations, gained through direct experience in managing logistics operations.
Warehouse Cost Analysis
What is your yearly cost per square meter of your warehouse space?
What is your hourly/daily rate of your warehouse equipment?
What is your annual pay for a warehouse management employees?
What is your corporate profit?
Warehousing is nothing more than the management of space and time , associated with Handling Material Equipment's (MEH) . All these elements have a cost. Deeply this cost drains from your business profit if it's ignored or miss calculated . Our consultants team can help your business identify and determine warehouse and inventory cost .
Some warehousing costs tend to be ignored or miscalculated, because the analyst does not recognize where they belong. In any costing system, allocation of overhead costs is a matter of judgment, and no specific formula will be correct for every business. The cost models that we are using have been designed to ensure that no item is overlooked. We are working with you to implement the suitable model for your business and figure out all business warehouse and inventory costs.
How our consultants can help your business to measure and define your warehouse cost ?
All companies with warehouses incur the same elements of cost, but they compile them differently. The goal of Accenture Egypt service is to convey a costing system that can be used to identify and measure your warehouse operations including :
Facility cost and depreciation ratio
Full Warehouse Performance Measurements
Equipment and handling cost