World-Class Warehouse Implementations and Improvement

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Project Management Solutions

New site implementations have many moving parts, involve wide groups of stakeholders, and have lots of costly pitfalls. It takes world-class planning, experience, and communications to avoid mistakes, anticipate and react to new circumstances, and have sites go on-line as planned.

Supply chain teams use PL Programs to ensure their complex site implementations succeed.  Our expert project-management and warehousing-specific subject knowledge brings critical know-how to your improvement initiatives and site start-ups. 

Project Management

  • Provide clarity for team and stakeholders
  • Align the team through the project
  • Detailed planning and follow-through 
  • Manage project risk and uncertainty
  • Engaged, responsive communications

Operations Expertise

  • Operations perspective and team-focused
  • Extensive warehousing operations management background
  • Forward & reverse logistics experience
  • Automation procurement & implementation
  • Detailed functional strategies
  • Quantitative approach
  • Lean philosophy

Types of Projects

  • New site implementations from business case through stabilization
  • Site design and layouts
  • Site operations efficiency improvements 
  • Project Management capability development and coaching

Why PL Programs

  • Experience & expertise on complex site start-ups
  • Best-in-class project management methods
  • We learn your business and integrate with your team
  • We’re independent and work for your success
  • You need experts who can zoom in to critical details and zoom out to the big picture

Project Successes

Leading Beverage Company
A leading beverage company engaged PL Programs for project management of their first North American distribution center. Facility was a greenfield automated site over 770k sf in size. PL Programs organized the work among a wide group of stakeholders, completed planning, managed governance processes, and added value through operational insights during design and implementation. The site went live on the planned schedule and on budget. The client has engaged PL Programs for its next site implementation.
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Contract Packaging Company
A contract packaging company engaged PL Programs to design a site implementation project management approach for an in-progress project. PL Programs laid out a comprehensive method for implementing new client sites, including functional strategies, governance, and planning methods, in documented standard operating procedures. The project went live according to plan and client was able to use the methods in other projects.
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Beverage Manufacturer
A beverage manufacturer engaged PL Programs to manage the onboarding of multiple sub-co-packers to increase capacity in a short time. This included quality, operations, IT, manufacturing technology, and other workstreams from the subcontractors and client company. The sub-copackers were onboarded and producing in the agreed timeframes. Client company had transparency and the right input through the process. PL Programs was subsequently re-engaged for similar and other projects.
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Factory and Warehouse Automation
A beverage manufacturer and distribution company engaged PL Programs to manage the design and implementation of conveyance through their facility. This conveyance will tie new production lines into existing distribution conveyance and includes multiple elevators and over 900' of mezzanine and pallet conveyor. The project is on track for delivery as planned.
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Automated Warehouse Storage - ASRS
A leading beverage manufacturer/distributor engaged PL Programs to manage the design and procurement of a pallet ASRS for storage. PL Programs is managing all workstreams, including design, procurement, vendor communication, aligning design, and enabling the client decision. The project is on track for delivery as planned.
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I can’t imagine what this project would be like without Paul” is a phrase often heard at [client]. Paul’s success in managing the complexity of large (>$100M) projects is a function if his world class organizational and facilitation skills, his ability to work broad groups of stakeholders, and a functional depth in logistics/operations he has amassed over years of digging into tough problems.”

Jerry Joye, SVP Operations

“I worked with Paul and his team on some ramp-ups for beverage sub-co-packing facilities for one of our customers. Together we handled all the project management tasks for these integrations and start-ups. Working with Paul and his team is absolutely amazing, as they are always on top of everything and make sure that meetings are fun to attend and not a burden. Working with them in a team is just a breath of fresh air and Paul’s knowledge on diverse topics is really impressive. The qualities I appreciated the most from them were that they’re 100% reliable and you can always trust that what they say that they’ll do – they will go above and beyond to make sure that it is taken care of in the best way possible.”

Alexandra Lins, Project Manager

“Everything that we did to ensure a successful startup worked beautifully… By all accounts, by far the best startup [Client] has ever done… Our processes are working.”

Randy B, Director of Operations

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