personnel have helped companies
large and small to
Hewlett-Packard Company www.hp.com
Transportation Management System Selection
Conducted a formal TMS software package selection, guiding HP to select the best TMS for their business needs. Constructed future state design with estimated savings of $24M per year. Thomas Phelps was selected to be Project Manager for "the most complex i2 TMS implementation ever attempted."
Warner/Elektra/Atlantic (an AOL Time Warner company) www.wmg.com
Conducted a logistics evaluation process for the largest record company in the U.S. The project simplified the carrier structure for all WEA distribution centers and produced a 15% reduction in annual logistics costs.
Seagate Technology www.seagate.com
Reverse Logistics Process Assessment
Analyzed the international reverse logistics operation of the world's largest manufacturer of computer hard drives. Pinpointed problem areas related to returns and refurbishment (which Seagate management had attempted to do, but could not), and developed recommendations for reducing cycle time by more than 50%.
Nissan North America www.nissanusa.com
Led large group of Nissan personnel through process improvement. Conducted facilitated sessions and documented current state processes and problems, conducted visioning sessions and guided future state design, developed root cause analyses and solution recommendations, and established key performance metrics.
Line 6 www.line6.com
Conducted an assessment of the international supply chain of this electric guitar and amplifier company, including manufacturing in China and Japan. Developed recommendations to reduce manufacturing lead time by 50%.
Custom Building Products www.custombuildingproducts.com
Reduced the number of carriers by 75% for this major supplier to Home Depot, and produced a 12% reduction in annual transportation costs.
Determined and implemented several cost reduction initiatives in a turnaround situation. This was a shared savings (a.k.a. contingency) project where Alloquor was paid a percentage of the proven savings.
Compaq Computer Corporation www.compaq.com
Transportation Management System Implementation
Led a large project team through conceptual design and pilot configuration in the implementation of i2 Technologies Transportation Manager and Optimizer. Design included integration to SAP and a WMS (Warehouse Management System), as well as process and organizational change requirements.
EZ Shipper Racks www.ezrack.com
Reverse Logistics Process and Systems Improvement
The failures of a major third-party logistics company had virtually shut down EZ Rack's operations, which provide green reverse logistics services at 3000 Lowe's and Home Depot stores nationwide. Alloquor quickly helped "stop the bleeding", replaced the faulty 3PL with good companies, and implemented major process improvements to the operations. Alloquor also designed, developed and implemented a custom reverse logistics computer system that facilitated proper reverse logistics processes for 55 transportation and warehousing locations across the US.
Mazda Motor of America www.mazdausa.com
Vehicle Logistics Cost Reduction
Helped resolve problems that encompassed the entire U.S. vehicle logistics operation. Conducted methods improvement analysis that saved Mazda $1.3 million in annual transportation costs by determining the most cost effective methods of shipping all Mazda automobiles to its US dealers.
ATEN International www.aten.com
Supply Chain Strategy
This computer electronics company was being challenged by fast growth. Alloquor assessed the current supply chain problems, developed recommendations for long-term supply chain strategy, and implemented near-term tactical improvements.
La Curacao www.icuracao.com
La Curacao ranks among the top 100 electronics and appliance retailers in the U.S. Alloquor analyzed current inventory management practices and provided numerous recommendations for controlling and reducing inventory.
ASTM International www.astm.org
Increase Supply Chain Performance
Helped this international standards organization to solve problems with international shipments that were suffering delays because of customs issues.
Keyes Fibre www.keyespackaging.com
areas of process improvement and cost reduction. One of Alloquor's
suggestions was implemented before the final report was even presented,
US West Telecommunications (now Qwest) www.qwest.com
Transportation Management System Selection
Evaluated US West's shipping requirements to determine if there was a business case to justify purchasing a tier-one Transportation Management System to optimize its shipment activities.
Wallace Computer Services (now RR Donnelley) www.wallace.com
Transportation Management Systems Assessment
Developed a business case for utilizing a TMS, including how to make transportation a profit center rather than a cost center, for this fifth largest printer in North America.
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