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 Kressin 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.
Dave is a very talented and driven supply chain leader with a proven track record of helping others recognize their potential for success and making it happen. His strong expertise in managing distribution, procurement, accounting, transportation, technology, inventory production, inventory control, operations and safety projects in the Logistics industry gives him a strategic perspective of the business, their processes and best practices. Dave’s professionalism, approachability, tenacity and positive attitude is contagious and affords him a reputation for cultivating high functioning teams that exceed their potential delivering projects on time and on budget. His management style is based around mentorship and providing an understanding to both executives and line managers.
Dave’s 30+ years of experience includes planning, designing, and product management for software companies. This combined with business analysis and implementation experience gives him a unique perspective of the industry. This experience and knowledge allow him to assimilate new technology quickly and apply it to his projects. He can see the true potential of new processes, technology, and provide an ROI based on the strength of that knowledge. He enjoys working in a fast-paced environment and excelling at unique challenges. Dave is a true business partner and critical thinker that leads by example and makes the tough decisions.
Managing Principal, Michael Wohlwend spent six years with SAP running the Mid-West Services business, where he was the executive sponsor on 3 SAP EWM installs. Michael also spent seven years with Manhattan Associates where he was involved in over 30+ installs. In addition, his responsibilities included RFID in a BOX. Prior to that as a member of consulting and software firms, he provided supply chain solutions for more than 30 top companies including Technicolor, Warner Brothers/Elektra/Atlantic, Sargento Foods, Johnsonville, IKON Office Solutions, Depuy, Schwarz Pharma, Long’s Drugs, Ross Stores, QVC, eLuxury, Alliance Beverage and Churchill Distributors.
In his 25 years of experience in the supply chain industry, Wohlwend has authored numerous articles for trade publications and has presented more than 70 seminars and speeches at key industry events. These events include National Conference of Operations & Fulfillment (NCOF), Warehouse Education Research Council (WERC), Council of Logistics Management (CLM), ScanTech, Distribution Computer Expo and ID Expo. He has been a board member of WERC since 2008 and Past President in 2014.
Improve the use of their space, equipment and labor
Decrease replenishment costs
Increase Units Per Hour, Lines Per Hour, and overall slotting optimization.
Advantage Media Services, Inc. (AMS) is a full-service order fulfillment company operating as a third-party resource for Order Management, Warehouse Management and Fulfillment Services.
AMS Fulfillment sets itself apart from others in the Fulfillment Industry with Pro-Active Support that strives to make our clients successful and years of Experience to guide our decisions. We support a variety of businesses and program types, with a core service of providing both Business-to-Consumer (B-2-C) and Business-to-Business (B-2-B) fulfillment for an array of branded consumer products.
The AMS team is a cohesive group of professionals with many decades of order fulfillment experience in both B-2-B and direct-to-consumer operations. We rely upon an advanced Technology Platform and proven operating methodologies to function as a proficient partner for the clients we serve. Our formula is simple – give the client your thought, energy and effort as if it were your own business, because when the client succeeds, we succeed!
Our unique philosophy has led us to seek and gain certification as a B-Corporation. 1) We are centered on understanding the administrative and operating nuances of each client, 2) We work proactively with the client to ensure they receive tremendous service at the lowest cost impact, 3) We uphold the social goals of our community by hiring the underserved and educating and training employees and and the community, and 4) We uphold the environmental goals of our community.
It’s a philosophy that has served us all quite well as we continue to develop long-term, friendly and successful business, employee and community relationships.
(In regards to streamlinging e-commerce): The growth of online ordering has enhanced the value 3PLs can provide. Customers’ increasing expectation of next- or same-day delivery adds to transportation complexity. Many 3PLs have gained experience in tight delivery deadlines and omni-channel distribution, and companies in other industries are leveraging that expertise.
“Companies are focusing on their core competencies and letting companies that specialize in logistics manage the distribution,” Wohlwend says.
Have you ever heard the saying, “You can’t see through the woods, when you are in the forest”? This is exactly what happens when you spend 40,50, or 60 hours a week executing your daily tasks. It is not until you look at your operations through different lenses, that you might be able to indentify the low hanging fruit. Sometimes just having a consultant come in and spend a day with you understanding your operations can provide you a punch list of 10 items that you can implement on your own that require very little captial to help reduce costs and maximize results in your operation.
Alpine Supply Chain Solutions offers Warehouse Consulting Services to maximize your facilities space, equipment, labor & control. We start with the data and end with a justifiable solution.