MATERIAL HANDLING

C&G provides consulting services to help companies with evaluating, selecting, specifying and implementing material handling services. We cover a wide range of material handling systems; conventional, mechanized, automated – as well as new solutions. We are proud to have helped many companies develop innovative and cost-effective material handling solutions.

 

SUPPLY CHAIN STRATEGIES THAT DELIVER PROFITABLE GROWTH

Through our global industry experience and skills in supply chain strategy, we help clients achieve high performance through supply chain mastery. Our supply chain consulting services bring clients the experience, capabilities, technology and insight to create long-term profitability and shareholder value

Most of today’s supply chain strategies were built on the assumption of stability, and were designed to deliver on a just-in-time basis for lean operations and inventory. But in today’s volatile business environment, companies can no longer assume “stability” and need the flexibility to move quickly to capitalize on new innovations

There are many challenges and uncertainties regarding the level of demand for products and inventory levels. Companies with inventory deficits risk losing sales and damaging reputation with customers, while slow inventory damages the company’s working capital.

Companies need to know when to use Third Party Logistics (TPL) and what they can do independently. They need to plan the most efficient and economical way to build their supply chain, including the correct organizational structure, which metrics to implement for continuous improvement.

While new technologies can disrupt supply chain operations, they can also create opportunities for gaining market share, reducing costs and achieving greater supply chain control. These challenges are leading to new approaches and bold thinking.

COVERING THE FULL RANGE OF MATERIAL HANDLING SYSTEMS

OUR SERVICES

Integrated Material Handling Engineering and Design Consultation

  • Modular designs that enable seamless equipment changes as your business changes
  • Examination of alternatives from an economic and operational perspective
  • Design of transition projects
  • Design of integrated systems for automation

Planning of Warehouses and Logistics Systems

  • Structural, transportation and storage specifications
  • RFI and assistance in the selection of suppliers
  • Implementation concept
  • Acceptance testing
  • Transition management
  • Design of integrated, automated systems
  • Assistance in the selection and integration of WMS systems
  • Integration of advanced technologies in the logistics system
  • Examination of alternatives from an economic and operational perspective
  • Integrated planning of the distribution systems

IMPACT

  • Improved inventory loading
  • Reduced storage and distribution costs
  • Fill rate improvement
  • Optimization of pick & pack processes – higher warehouse outputs
  • Improvement in inventory accuracy
  • Reduced pick error rates

MATERIAL HANDLING
FOR RETAIL


CLIMATE-CONTROLLED STORAGE

Management and handling of different kinds of foods and non-foods, typically in 6-7 areas of varying temperatures.

 

HANDLING AND DISTRIBUTION IN THE ERA OF GROWING ONLINE DEMAND

How to efficiently deal with the logistical challenges of consumer expectations of two-hour Click to Delivery. How to make your online business more agile, more efficient and ultimately more profitable.

MATERIAL HANDLING
FOR FASHION


The fashion industry has one of the most complex supply chains. Proper and timely procurement is the key to success, including maintaining the right level of inventory at the end of the season, dealing with the introduction of models at the right pace and a huge turnover of SKUs throughout the season. Companies need to make the right seasonal changes, rapidly identify SMs (Slow Movers) and FMs (Fast Movers), manage surplus and inventory balances, accurately distribute by store/product group, provide smart replenishment for stores in the chain, while maintaining optimal levels of on-shelf availability.

Changing market conditions and rapid production processes have increased the pressure for fashion companies to improve forecast management and shopping budgets (order control and supply), promise greater availability, accurate quantities and planned levels that incorporate discounts and promotions including end-of-season sales.

MATERIAL HANDLING
FOR AVIATION


Maintenance Repair and Overhaul (MRO) businesses are set to witness huge growth over the next few years. However, aviation companies that provide those services are navigating an uncertain landscape. In order to grow, they have to capitalize on new opportunities coming from the MRO (maintenance repair operation) supply chain, while dealing with key challenges.

There are many MRO supply chain challenges that aviation companies need to prepare for

A large variety of spare parts need to be planned and managed. Aviation companies need to know what to keep in stock, how much and where to hold the inventory (at which station/ hangar), how to manage inventory effectively while meeting aviation standards (A Check, C Check). They need to identify the best practices, how to minimize the number of AOG (aircraft on the ground) events, and how to reduce Carry Over events. They may lack inventory while having surplus stock. They need to know when and how to get rid of excess stock (how to quantify its economic value).

Aviation companies need to identify best practices of aeronautical inventory planning, the right tools for the MRO plan of the hangar and workshops, key indicators of the supply chain, and how to effectively design an aerospace warehouse that meets aviation requirements and standards. They need to know how to correctly manage the Rotables or Consumables inventory and how to enforce the manufacturer or external MRO repair warranty.

C&G provides the following benefits: Reduced AOG events, improved Fill Rate, and reduced supply chain costs (per flight hour).

MATERIAL HANDLING
FOR TELECOM


Holistic warehouse design that relates to communication processes: Pairing between Sim and End Unit, integration with provisioning systems, handling returns, inventory management, maintenance and upgrades.

There are many challenges for communications companies, including; identifying the demand for their products, purchasing of the right number of spare parts, managing infrastructure inventory (switches / antennae), designing a new product launch or a product exit, serial number tracking, enforcing the manufacturer warranty and managing the customer warranty.

C & G has extensive experience in the design, construction, management and improvement of leading communications logistics systems.

Benefits of working with C&G include: Reduced supply chain costs (% of turnover), increased product availability, reduced inventory levels, and improved First Time Fix rates

MATERIAL HANDLING
FOR MANUFACTURING


Key issues in this sector include low utilization /productivity and maintenance levels, together with high maintenance costs and low Fill Rates.

Companies need to design final capacity production and plan demand for the plant’s products. They need to agree on the correct inventory policy (Make to stock vs. Make to order).

At the same time, companies need to decide how to manage the overall maintenance system in the plant, the required organization, processes and infrastructure, the right balance between planned maintenance and corrective maintenance, the indices and best practices to manage the entire maintenance operation.

Benefits of working with C&G include Fill rate and OEE improvement, reduced change over time by more than 10%, reduced total cost of maintenance by more than 12% and the provision of quality/non-quality indexes