Pet Food Experts Partners with Alpine Supply Chain Solutions to Develop a New Facility Layout for its Ohio Valley Distribution Center

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Alpine Supply Chain Solutions, a leader in supply chain consulting, today announced Pet Food Experts (PFX) completed the design and installation of a new facility layout for its Ohio Valley Distribution Center. The new configuration will equip the retailer to meet the ever-changing needs of its growing list of retailers and brand partners in the region.

PFX is a leading distributor of pet food and supplies, serving over 6,000 independent pet retailers from its six distribution centers across 39 states. Known for setting the industry standard for quality products and exceptional customer service, PFX required a highly efficient and reliable infrastructure that could move an increasing number of SKUs through its distribution center with more speed. Alpine Supply Chain Solutions was chosen to provide a turbo shot of expertise to help PFX assess their current operations and plan for the future.

According to Jim Bettencourt, Chief Operations Officer for PFX, “We were in a 100k sq ft facility and we thought we would need more space than that in a few years’ time. With help from Alpine, we were able to stay put and expand our footprint on the current site. We feel confident that our new layout will enable us to meet customer demand in the Ohio Valley region for the next seven years.”

Alpine Supply Chain Solutions Warehouse Consulting Services focus on maximizing space, equipment, labor, and systems to increase productivity while reducing costs and improving quality. Data is at the heart of every engagement, and from the start Alpine set their sights on collecting and analyzing as much of it as possible to understand PFX’s short- and long-term needs. Alpine determined an improved layout would be key to rapidly increasing capacity and created several options for PFX to choose from. The chosen layout included improved rack configurations and a pick module located on a new mezzanine to minimize employee travel, improve replenishment efficiency, and increase space utilization.

According Operations Manager, Gary DeKroon, “Alpine was a partner from start to finish. They put a lot of effort into truly understanding our operations. They were never pushy and were always wanting to learn in order to put together the best solution possible.”

About Alpine Supply Chain Solutions
Alpine Supply Chain Solutions, based in Naples, FL, 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: http://www.AlpineSupplyChain.com.

About Pet Food Experts
Pet Food Experts (PFX) has been putting people first since 1989. As a fourth-generation, family-owned business, PFX has grown to be a leading distributor of pet food and supplies partnering with 6,000+ independent pet retailers in 39 states across the U.S. PFX is an award-winning, relationship-driven, service innovator offering best-in-class customer experience, and delivering long-term success for its partners and industry at large. Learn more at http://www.petfoodexperts.com.

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