Alpine Supply Chain Solutions Optimizes e-Commerce for AMS Fulfillment

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Space, equipment, and labor improvements result in throughput gains

Alpine worked side by side with our team and helped us make incredible gains in productivity. Before Alpine, our daily output was 170 units per hour, and Alpine helped us increase that to 260.

Alpine Supply Chain Solutions, a leading supply chain consulting firm, today announced the successful completion of a distribution optimization project for AMS Fulfillment, a third-party logistics service provider specializing in e-commerce and business-to-business fulfillment. AMS was growing exponentially and wanted to improve the use of their space, equipment and labor to increase throughput and make room for new items that required additional pick locations at their Valencia, California facility. Alpine conducted a Best Practices Assessment, Storage Type Analysis, Facility Layout and Slotting Optimization that increased Units Per Hour by 150%.

Based in Valencia, CA, AMS provides distribution processing, order management techniques, flexible shipping, and pick-pack-ship fulfillment services. To compete with larger suppliers, AMS was looking to decrease replenishment costs while simultaneously increasing Units Per Hour, Lines Per Hour, and overall slotting optimization. Based on the best practices assessment and storage type analysis, Alpine recommended new facility layout options, equipment and slotting solutions to maximize space and productivity. Alpine and AMS worked with Conveyor Solutions and Ziglift Material Handling for equipment installations and alterations.

“Working with Alpine to accomplish this huge project was very satisfactory. Our target goal was to increase productivity and become more efficient to meet the growing demands of our e-commerce customers,” said Marco Pelaez, Vice President of Operations for AMS Fulfillment.

Pelaez continued, "Alpine worked side by side with our team and helped us make incredible gains in productivity. Before Alpine, our daily output was 170 units per hour, and Alpine helped us increase that to 260. The Alpine team was very helpful and knowledgeable and knew exactly what we were trying to accomplish, and at the same time they were extremely patient with all the changes that AMS asked for throughout the project."

“Partnering with AMS, Ziglift, and Conveyor Solutions was the perfect prescription for success,” said Michael Wohlwend, Managing Principal for Alpine Supply Chain Solutions. “We took a data approach to address AMS Fulfillment’s customer requirements to pinpoint areas for improvement and truly maximize their space, equipment and labor prior to their busy holiday shipping season.”

Future plans for AMS include opening additional distribution centers across the country in strategic areas to reach consumers within a one to two-day service anywhere in the country.

About AMS Fulfillment
Headquartered in Valencia, CA, AMS Fulfillment is a full service third party logistics provider offering order management, warehouse and inventory management, reverse logistics and other value-added, complex fulfillment services to fast-growing consumer products companies primarily in the beauty, apparel, footwear and accessories sectors. Founded in 2002, AMS Fulfillment has over 800,000-square-feet of bi-coastal warehouse space and over 350 employees. For more information, visit AMS Fulfillment (http://www.amsfulfillment.com).

About Alpine Supply Chain Solutions
Alpine Supply Chain Solutions, based in Chicago, IL is a supply chain consulting company driven to ensure their clients get the most value from their investments. Their approach to every project starts with the data and ends with a cost justifiable solution. With deep roots in industrial engineering, Alpine’s approach is unique. For more information please visit the company web site http://www.AlpineSupplyChainSolutions.com.

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