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Wholesale Distribution and Supplier Consulting Experience

MWPVL International Wholesale Distribution Consulting Experience

MWPVL International Inc. has experience with wholesale distributors and suppliers across many industry sectors and countries.  Our clients include Fortune 100 companies as well as small and medium sized businesses throughout North America, Europe, The Middle East and the Caribbean.  Regardless of company size, industry, or geographical location, our clients share a common need for the highest caliber of professional supply chain and logistics consulting services.

For more detailed references please contact us.  A partial shortlist of recent wholesale distribution consulting projects follows for illustrative purposes.

Industry

Country

Wholesale Distribution Consulting Projects

Grocery

United States of America
  • Evaluation of a 10-year distribution network strategy study for a large co-operative wholesale distributor with many full-line distribution centers.
  • Development of multiple distribution center design options including a fully automated Witron system for a 1.0 Million Sq. Ft. greenfield full-line distribution center. 

Grocery

United States of America
  • Evaluation of a 10-year distribution network strategy study for a wholesale distributor with three distribution centers.
  • Distribution center automation consulting.

Grocery

United States of America
  • Evaluation of a 10-year distribution network strategy study for a wholesale distributor with ten distribution centers.
  • Distribution center automation consulting for retail store replenishment and for e-commerce applications..

Grocery

Canada
  • Evaluation of a 10-year distribution network strategy study with over 10 scenarios for a national distributor of specialty foods with three distribution centers across the country.
  • Design of three greenfield distribution centers ranging in size from 60,000 to 200,000 Sq. Ft.

Grocery

Barbados

  • Distribution network strategy study to evaluate the consolidation of two distribution centers for one of the largest wholesale distributors in Barbados.  Product lines include Grocery, Frozen Food, Health and Beauty Care, Tobacco, Beer, Wine & Spirits and Pharmaceuticals.
  • Design of a 86,000 sq. ft. distribution center expansion and reset and a complete campus reset to support facility consolidation.

Grocery

Jamaica
  • Designed multiple options for a distribution center expansion from 75,000 to 150,000 square feet to enable the company to double its sales volume for Grocery, Food and Beverage merchandise.

Grocery

Jamaica
  • Distribution network strategy study to evaluate the consolidation of multiple plant warehouses and distribution shipping facilities into a single multi-temperature distribution center.
  • Distribution center design and master site planning for a new state-of-the-art 250,000 square foot distribution center.
  • Study to evaluate requirements for a new enterprise-wide distribution management system (DMS) specific to food distribution and management of the vendor selection process.

Grocery

Jamaica
  • Performed a complete WMS solution evaluation and vendor selection study for one of the largest privately-held beverage and packaging supplies producer in the country.

Grocery

Trinidad

  • Strategic advisor to develop the financial business case for a new warehouse management system for one of the largest wholesale distributors of beer, beverages, grocery products, health and beauty care, and pharmaceuticals in Trinidad and Tobago. 

Foodservice

United States of America
  • Design of 700,000 sq ft greenfield distribution center in Denver with a state of the art conveyor system; 6 pick towers with 5 vertical levels of pick to belt; and a sliding shoe sortation system managing a throughput of 12,000 cases per hour.

Specialty Foods

United States of America
  • 10-year distribution network strategy study for domestic distribution of imported Hispanic food products.
  • Design of multiple layout options to reset and optimize a 500,000 sq. ft. distribution center in Laredo, TX.
  • Design of a new greenfield distribution center with and without automated material handling systems including ASRS with 110’ of height and 25,000 pallet positions of capacity.

Specialty Foods

United States of America
  • Operational assessment for a 55,500 sq. ft. ambient/chilled Hispanic foods distribution center in Dallas, TX.

Power Tools and Outdoor Products

United States of America

Cosmetics

United States of America

Cosmetics

United States of America

Duty Free

United States of America

Industrial Supplies

United States of America

Industrial Supplies

United States of America

Toys

United States of America

Automotive Aftermarket Parts

United States of America
  • Developed detailed plans to reset and expand three distribution facilities ranging between 60,000 – 100,000 square feet in Charlotte, NC; Carlisle, PA; and Laurel, MD.  Project involved the establishment of dedicated rooms for hazardous materials including aerosols, flammables, corrosives as well as dedicated areas for palletized oils.

Automotive Aftermarket Parts

United States of America
  • Managed a project to evaluate seven 3PL companies to outsource a 153,000 sq. ft. distribution center in Pennsylvania.  Project involved development and issuance of formal Request For Proposal, vendor evaluation and selection and economic assessment of switching from current 3PL supplier.

Household Products

United States of America
  • Distribution operations assessment of 350,000 sq. ft. of distribution space for 2 facilities in Buffalo, NY to identify short and long term facility reset options to maximize capacity utilization and labor efficiency.
  • Detailed design of material handling systems including a pick-to-belt system to maximized order picking and replenishment labor efficiency for the company's split case picking operation.
  • Warehouse Management System (WMS) audit to identify short term labor productivity opportunities.

Lighting Products

United States of America
  • 10-year distribution network strategy study for a large wholesale distributor of lighting products with a network consisting of facilities in New Jersey, Las Vegas and Chicago.  The study identified all 10-year after tax cash flows associated with consolidating and reconfiguring the distribution network including the impact of free trade zones.

Lighting Products

Canada

Roofing Products

United States of America
  • WMS consulting for one of the largest distributors of roof and shingle products in the world.
  • Analyzed warehousing operations to identify opportunities for improvement.
  • Developed a business case for WMS.
  • Standardized future processes for warehousing operations.
  • Developed RFP for WMS and provided turnkey support throughout the vendor evaluation and selection process.

Educational Materials

United States of America

Health Care

United States of America
  • Distribution center expansion design for a wholesale distributor of health care products to schools located in Hanover Park, MI.
  • Distribution network strategy study to evaluate addition of a fast moving SKU distribution center

Health Care

United States of America
  • Wholesale distributor of 12,000 school health products and supplies in Hanover, IL.
  • Designed multiple options to double the size of the company's 38,000 square foot mechanized distribution center. 
  • Also conducted a high-level distribution network strategy mandate to evaluate the concept of adding a second regional distribution center for fast moving SKUs.

Health Care

Canada

Health and Beauty Care

United States of America

  • 10-year distribution network strategy study for a wholesale distributor of health and beauty care, general merchandise, toys and seasonal merchandise to optimize the utilization of existing infrastructure and to minimize logistics operating expenses and working capital invested in inventory.
  • Distribution operations assessment of a 700,000 sq. ft. distribution center to develop new processes and system recommendations for productivity / accuracy improvements.

Convenience Stores

United States of America

Pharmaceuticals

Canada

  • Distribution center design for a new facility to service retail pharmacies with all classifications of pharmaceuticals and over the counter products.

Veterinarian  Supplies

Canada

Books

Canada

Jewelry

United States of America


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MWPVL International Inc. is a full-service global Supply Chain, Logistics and Distribution Consulting firm. Our consulting services include Supply Chain Network Strategy, 3PL Outsourcing Strategy, Distribution Center Design, Material Handling Systems, Supply Chain Technology Advisory Services (WMS, TMS, LMS, YMS, OMS, DMS, Purchasing, Slotting),  Lean Distribution, Transportation Management, Distribution Operations Assessments, Warehouse Operations Consulting and much more.