Capabilities

Within the building material industry Establish serves manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers, who are all recent clients. The variety of goods that is handled among Establish’s clients include OSB boards, plywood, faucets, bricks, fasteners, hardware, tools, DYI stores and other. The problems and requirements are different depending on the business within the building material but the logistics and the supply chain management are always key competitive factors.

For the distributor of fasteners our supply chain analytics identified that the assortment was so customer unique that the supply chain network design had to be designed for local depots and suppliers instead of using a centralized warehouse strategy.

For the bricks and tiles distributor the logistics costs are such a major part of the total cost of goods sold that warehouse efficiency was the first priority. Since the company was expanding rapidly, the solution from Establish included conceptual solutions and operational processes. These were developed to be possible to apply to the other facilities that exists and are to be opened.

The manufacturer who wanted to bypass the wholesalers in its industry and sell directly to the DIY-stores used the profitability analytics to simulate the risks for profitability losses depending on the alternative concepts.

Read more about Establish’s experiences and client successes within the building material industry in our case studies.

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Clients

ITW Buildex

Keeney Mfg. Company

Kiddie Products, Inc.

Kohler Co.

Lightolier

Magic Sliders

Mansfield Plumbing Products, Inc.

Manulife Wood Logan, Inc.

Marathon Electric Mfg. Corp.

Masonite Corp.

Masco Corporation

Owens-Corning Fiberglas Corp.

The Penrod Company

PPG Industries, Inc.

Schluter Systems

Schulte Corporation

Stanley Hardware

Stanley Home Products

Stanley Tools

Sta-Rite Industries, Inc.

Thomas Industries, Inc.

VFP

Wood Flooring International

M S International, Inc.

AmBath, LLC/ReBath, LLC

A. P. Green Industries, Inc.

Allied Plywood Corp.

Altro America

American Furniture Co., Inc.

American Sunroof Corp.

Anderson Greenwood

Armstrong World Industries, Inc.

B&Q plc

Beecham Home Improvement Products, Inc.

Bekaert Specialty Films

Bestwood

Black & Decker Corp.

Busy Beaver Building Centers, Inc.

C.I.P.S. – Jacob Delafon

Construction Specialties, Inc.

Delta Faucet Company

DFT Lighting

Dravo Corp.

Eagle Electric Manufacturing Co.

Eighty-Four Stores

Engelhard Corporation

Georgia-Pacific Corporation

Hager Hinge Company

Hammond Valve

Hilti, Inc.

Hunter Douglas, Inc.


Case Studies

Warehouse Redesign and Improvements for a Leading Tile Distributor

Establish assisted a leading tile and stone distributor by redesigning their over-capacity warehouse, improving internal processes and quantifying the return on investment.

Customer Service Improvement - Controlling The Costs       

A change driven by customer service where the costs are adjusted afterwards.

Global Logistics  

Using "Logistics Best Practices" to establish best practices and synergies at distribution centers all over the world.