Our warehouse operations consultants review and develop operations improvement opportunities in warehouse/distribution center operations to provide maximum service to your customers while minimizing costs.

The scope typically includes warehouse operations but also manufacturing and assembling and other value added services.


Results from Establish’s warehouse operations improvement consulting projects typically include increased productivity and throughput which:

  • Reduces warehouse handling costs

  • Increases capacity

  • Improve customer service levels


1. Action List and Business Cases for Improvements

An action list to prioritize improvements and their business cases.

2. Productivity Standards and KPIs

A benchmark of the current operation versus productivity standards and the determination of what KPIs to track and use.

3. Improved Layout Design

A new physical layout design with improvements in capacity, flow and productivity.

4. Benchmarking of Operations and Costs Against our Supply Chain Best Practices


Our Best Practices were developed with General Electric Co. (GE) to benchmark their 72 divisions and are updated continuously based on our supply chain experience and advances in technology.


We provide a high-level scorecard by practice (example to the left), in addition to a detailed audit by individual process, so you can see where your opportunities within logistics are. 

5. Improved Processes

Maps of your processes to illustrate our understanding and identify improvement areas.

Improvement Areas

  • Process inefficiencies

  • Redundancies 

  • Excessive travel time

  • Deadhead travel time

  • Excessive operator decision-making

  • Lack of planning

  • Automation

  • Streamlining processes

  • Changing pick strategy

  • Material handling equipment

  • Storage configuration



The Establish Way


Establish has over 40 years of experience auditing and improving operations across virtually every industry.  Our roster of satisfied clients ranges from $9 million firms to companies with revenues in excess of $90 billion.


We don’t sell any equipment or software and we are not trying to make the project into something else. We are supply chain consultants only, which guarantees that you get the best solution for you.

Established tools and methods

Establish Supply Chain Best Practices and Establish Davis Database of Logistics Costs are unique. Along with other state-of-the-art tools, they put Establish in a great position to systematically improve your operations.

Contact us for more information on our services.

Why establish?

Within warehousing, we are using state of the art tools and methods. Below you will find some of the more important tools.





Establish Logistics Best Practices™

Establish has a long track-record within warehouse design and improvementsThe case studies below are just a few examples of achievements from Establish's supply chain consultants together with clients within warehouse design and improvements.


Facility Design – Automotive Spare Parts

An automotive manufacturer needed a new facility for warranty spare parts. The project encompassed developing and evaluating three strategically different solutions, sizing and designing the layout all the way through to the implementation and start-up on time and budget.

Warehouse Redesign and Improvements for a Leading Building and Construction Material Distributor

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

Third party logistics (3PL): Search and Selection

Establish helped a multinational animal healthcare provider consolidate its distribution operations with the search and selection of the ideal 3PL.