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Order Procurement Services

The Consumers Marketplace has been helping dozens of wholesale distribution, e-commerce, retail, and catalog businesses to improve their productivity by reducing costs and improving customer service. Our clients have a diverse range of strategic and operational needs, and we make best efforts to provide consultancy on the following fronts.

Third Party Logistics Analysis:

  • Cost-benefit analysis of sourcing of logistics.
  • Evaluation of future business needs related to logistics.
  • Due diligence and comparative cost analysis of potential third-party logistics service providers.
  • Request for Proposal (RFP) development, contract writing and negotiations on clients’ behalf to ensure best deals.
  • Transition planning and transition project management in the event of moving to a new facility.

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Warehouse Management Systems (WMS):

  • Initial assessment of warehouse management needs.
  • Cost-Benefit analysis of implementing a new warehouse management system solution.
  • Developing WMS requirements for evaluation purposes.
  • References and scripted demos checks.
  • Project management and implementation of new systems.
  • Request for Proposal development and contract negotiations.

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Enterprise Resource Planning and Order Management Systems:

  • Initial assessment of ERP or OMS needs.
  • Request for Proposal development and contract negotiations.
  • Developing ERP or OMS requirements for evaluation purposes.
  • Initial budgetary costs development.
  • References and scripted demos checks.
  • Project management and implementation of new systems.

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Warehouse Assessment:

  • Assessment of warehouse functions in the context of overall operations of the business.
  • Based on industry best practices, identification of areas for improvement in current warehouse operations.
  • Evaluation of design, layout, flow and material handling equipment currently in use.
  • A thorough review of the current organizational structure.
  • Evaluation of adequacy of use of latest technology and software towards meeting business goals.
  • Provision of actionable recommendations on the basis of professional observations and assessment.

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Warehouse Layout and Design:

  • Assessment and evaluation of business need related to material flows, product types, and processes.
  • Collaboration to develop the most feasible layout and design.
  • Assessment of material handling equipment, implementation of automation solutions and improvements in control systems.
  • Layout and design engineering for both new and existing facilities.
  • Based on the professional assessment, recommendations to improve efficiency and productivity to help achieve key performance goals and ensure better support to overall business operations.
  • Comprehensive solutions related to design and layout along with bidding and specification of material handling equipment.
  • Transition planning, project management and implementation of new systems.

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Material Handling Equipment and Warehouse Automation:

  • Assessment of material handling equipment requirements according to individual business sizes and complexity of operations.
  • Engineered solutions for AS/ RS Systems, Carton Conveyance, High-Speed Diverts, Pallet Conveyance, Pick and Put Systems, High-Speed Unit and Carton Sortation, Case Sealers and Erectors, Print and Apply, Mini Load Systems, PLC/PC Controls, Weigh in Motion Scales etc.
  • Commonly used storage and picking equipment including but not limited to Static Shelving, Pallet Racking, Pick Modules and Mezzanines, etc.
  • Evaluation of shortlisted WMS solutions and technologies such as voice applications and RF, and selection of the most appropriate solution as per business needs.
  • Assistance with bidding, contracting, negotiations and implementation of all sorts of material handling equipment.

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Inventory Management Systems:

  • Initial assessment of the inventory management system.
  • Defining and developing your business system requirements.
  • Cost-functionality analysis of shortlisted vendors.
  • Fully vendor-independent system.
  • References and scripted demos checks.
  • Assistance related to contract negotiation.
  • Project management and implementation of the new system.

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Inventory Best Practice Assessment:

  • Pre-seasonal as well as in-season Merchandise Planning and Demand Forecasting.
  • Organizational structure review in order to improve overall operations of the business and achieve business goals.
  • Designing of internal reporting structure.
  • Review of internal controls, and recommendations to improve internal controls and commercial systems.
  • Streamlining of organization processes for merchandise planning, balancing inventories, writing purchase orders and merchandise budgeting along with various other services.
  • Assessment of supply chain and recommendations to improve vendor compliance procedures and supply chain of the business.
  • Assistance related to implementing strategies to minimize overstocks.
  • Review of inventory metrics currently in use and recommendations related to best practices.

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Freight Rate Analysis:

  • Assessment and analysis of inbound freight- ocean and domestic, TL, LTL, FBO and container shipping costs.
  • Assessment and analysis of outbound freight- UPS, FedEx, USPS, DHL and common carriers.
  • With better recommendations, clients can save up to 10 to 30% of existing shipping costs.

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