Michael Wohlwend, Managing Principal of Alpine Supply Chain Solutions sat down with Russell Goodman, Senior Editor of Supply Chain Brain to discuss Goods-to-Person Technologies and how Alpine is using tools from several providers to meet clients implementation needs.
“All verticals and all sizes of companies can benefit from implementation of goods-to-person technology”, says Michael Wohlwend, managing principal of Alpine Supply Chain Solutions.
- Storage Analysis identify size and quantity of Pick Locations
- Storage Analysis identify size and quantity of Reserve Locations
- Slotting Optimization
We are proud to welcome Patrick Gallagher as the leader of Alpine’s Strategic Supply Chain Planning Services. Patrick is a 25-year supply chain engineering veteran who has designed, built and sustained distribution center networks for many Fortune 500 companies. He has a long history of results-oriented solutions in global supply chain engineering combined with the successful completion of multiple, complex supply chain integrations. Patrick uses a dynamic ability to manage multiple initiatives to deliver long lasting results crucial to overall supply chain performance.
Alpine is growing! We are pleased to announce that Dave Kressin joined the Alpine team and will be supporting both the Supply Chain Strategy and Supply Chain Systems Practices. Dave is a very talented and driven supply chain leader with over 30 years of logistics industry experience, including a background of planning, designing, and product management for software companies. He can see the true potential of new processes, technology, and provide an ROI based on the strength of that knowledge. Dave’s experience as a software product manager combined with his vast operations experience is a unique skill set that will add value to our customer’s projects.
Alpine Managing Principal, Michael Wohlwend, is featured in the current issue of Inbound Logistics in the “Good Question” section. When posed the question, “When choosing a logistics provider, what’s more important: cost or customer service?”
Michael responded “Why must you choose one? Why not have both? Customer Service is vital in a partnership to ensure the right product gets to the right place, at the right time, and on value! Today with the volatility of the order profile changing, and the new metric of next-day delivery, it is extremely important that you and your selected logistics provider perform a detailed design session to align on the key metrics of success, and on how when volumes go up, so does the price.”
We are pleased to announce 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.
For AMS Fulfillment, Alpine helped to:
Improve the use of their space, equipment and labor
Decrease replenishment costs
Increase Units Per Hour, Lines Per Hour, and overall slotting optimization.
AMS Fulfillment’s Vice President of Operations Marco Pelaez said, “Alpine worked side by side with our team and helped us make incredible gains in productivity.”
In the current issue of Inbound Logistics, Alpine’s Michael Wohlwend shares his thoughts on technology innovations and process insights for enhancing the value that 3PLs bring to shippers.
Many 3PLs continually invest in warehouse, transportation, and labor management systems. “Those are real-time execution systems to help plan labor and equipment and maximize space,” says Wohlwend. “Slotting optimization is also popular to support a 3PL customer’s lifecycle.” In addition, many 3PLs are looking for e-commerce capabilities.