4SIGHT Delivers Distribution Center Optimization for School Health Corporation

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Leading U.S. supplier of health supplies and equipment to schools leverages 4SIGHT to analyze and optimize Illinois distribution center operations to accommodate growth and change.

Going into this project we wanted to partner with a firm that had the supply chain knowledge and engineering expertise to both help us improve our current distribution operations and plan for the future. 4SIGHT’s team was an excellent fit for us.

4SIGHT Supply Chain Group, a leading supply chain consulting and systems implementation firm, announced today that it has successfully delivered multiple supply chain improvement initiatives for School Health Corporation, the nation's leading provider of health supplies and equipment to schools. School Health has evolved from a specialized distributor of basic supplies to a consultative solutions provider for major health initiatives including vision and hearing screening, emergency response preparedness, infection control, and wellness plans.

In the first quarter of 2014, with increasing customer demand challenging the company’s supply chain, School Health selected 4SIGHT to provide consulting and engineering expertise to analyze and optimize its Hanover Park, IL distribution operations and develop a master strategic plan for future expansion. 4SIGHT analyzed all components of the distribution center including processes, layout, material handling, labor and systems, developed multiple optimization alternatives for School Health’s review, and then engineered the chosen solutions for optimal customer service, productivity, and scalability.

4SIGHT provided a detailed facility layout; developed new procedures and processes resulting from the proposed layout; specified requirements for new material handling equipment; identified design goals to increase productivity, and conducted a high-level distribution network analysis to determine whether School Health should expand its network by adding a fast-moving facility along the Eastern seaboard. Based on the results of the successful completion of the analysis and engineering phase, School Health plans to retain 4SIGHT to provide support for implementing the recommendations.

“Going into this project we wanted to partner with a firm that had the supply chain knowledge and engineering expertise to both help us improve our current distribution operations and plan for the future. 4SIGHT’s team was an excellent fit for us,” says Melissa Agema, Supply Chain Director at School Health. “They did a great job analyzing our existing situation, identifying opportunities for improvement, and providing multiple design concepts to consider. We are confident they can help us manage through the changes.”

“Partnering with companies like School Health is what makes our work so rewarding. It’s gratifying to help them meet their challenges and develop a sound plan for capitalizing on opportunities for future growth,” says Frank Camean, President and CEO of 4SIGHT.

About School Health
School Health Corporation (http://www.schoolhealth.com) is the leading supplier of health supplies and equipment to schools. More than 95% of the top 500 school districts and largest universities in the United States purchase their products from the company annually. School Health offers customers more than 20,000 products from over 600 manufacturers. This third-generation, family-owned business, was founded in 1957 and currently employs more than 100 people.

About 4SIGHT Supply Chain Group
4SIGHT specializes in supply chain consulting, systems implementation and engineering. Our seasoned professionals average more than 19 years of experience helping companies across all industries solve their distribution, fulfillment and transportation challenges. As a testament to the value our clients place on our expertise, experience and integrity, 4SIGHT has received multiple industry awards. For more information, please email us at in4mation(AT)go4sight.com or call (201) 940-7311. On the Web: http://www.go4sight.com.

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