Over the past decade, e-commerce distribution has migrated from a small corner operation in the warehouse to a dominant force in the delivery of goods to consumers. Complexity of operations has risen tenfold in the DC with the proliferation of SKUs, brands, channels, shipping options, and drop shipping strategies. Service level expectations from consumers has skyrocketed forcing fined-tuned optimization of the fulfillment and shipping processes in the warehouse. Acuity Global provides consulting services with many industry leading e-commerce operations to drive optimization throughout their operations.
3PLs and Logistics Services Providers must maintain economics-of-scale across an operation, frequently physically intermingling multi-customer inventory storage while maintaining uncompromising integrity of inventory ownership at all times. 3PLs manage many distinct billing methodologies and frequently also provide value-added services including unique kitting, specialized packaging, labeling, and return & repair operations. Acuity Global understands these challenges and has provided strategic advice and technology deployments for many of the world's leading 3PL companies.
As one of the most regulated industries in the world, safety and integrity of products passing through the supply chain is of paramount importance. FDA Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) validation and compliance is required across all operations at all times. Acuity Global's staff experience has provided front-line support to virtually every major pharmaceutical manufacturer in the world.
An Automotive OEM may manage in excess of 750,000 distinct items spanning an extreme variation of physical size and storage requirements. In addition, manufacturers are now beginning to rely more on just-in-sequence (JIS) operations requiring suppliers to sequence the arrival of their products according to assembly line plans for the day. Acuity Global staff has experience at all levels of the global automotive supply chain, from OEMs, to LSPs, to tier-1, tier-2, and tier-3 suppliers, having deployed advanced systems across dozens of countries around the globe.
At its foundation, the apparel industry must manage "style-color-size" which has tripped up countess standard supply chain solutions, resulting in the proliferation of apparel-specific solutions. The planning, sourcing, purchasing, and distribution strategies of apparel companies are truly unique and must be understood and addressed when deploying any new supply chain solutions. Acuity Global maintains a deep understanding of this industry and provides consulting services to some of the largest apparel companies in the world.
The Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) industry continues to be characterized by global sourcing, high volume, and complex supply chains that must operate with razor thin margins. These requirements are being further complicated by increasing regulatory concerns forcing higher degrees of product traceability throughout the global supply chain. E-commerce giants are also disrupting the landscape for traditional CPG companies. Acuity Global staff has worked with many of the world’s largest CPG companies and their 3PL providers and understands the changing nature of this industry and the demands it is placing on all supply chain solutions.