Miebach Consulting was asked to use its international know-how to review a technical and operational design developed in-house by a national retailer with big plans for a foreign market. Miebach's job was to customize a proven concept designed for them with the operational best practices for the new location. It was especially important to adapt the distribution center (DC) operations to nuances in transportation, labor and supplier requirements.
Outline transport process from suppliers to DC and from DC to retail outlets
Audit internal operations, loading and unloading, picking, local regulations
Provide equipment specifications for GMA pallets, adapted for new location
Optimized transport processes, including drop and hook operations
Recommendations to minimize labor-related risks
Provided adapted tender documents for use in the foreign market