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Sedlak Management Consultants is a supply chain consulting firm specializing in distribution consulting. We are a privately-held Cleveland based company, and have been in business for over 50 years. As an independent firm, our entire focus is driving supply chain benefits and cost savings to our clients.

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From Cable Cars to Scooters to Robots: SGV/AGV Systems in Healthcare

Self-guided and automated guided vehicles (SGV/AGVs) have been around for over 20 years, but advancements in robotic technologies are enabling more flexible and intelligent automated mobile systems with quicker return on investment.

with Steve Simco

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Sedlak's International Scope

Sedlak maintains global partnerships to provide global supply chain excellence and leadership to support our clients' international needs.

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Tell Your Story!

  MHI is honoring the hard-working, dedicated people in the supply chain by inviting them to share their personal stories of what working in the supply chain means to them. These stories will showcase the supply chain’s impact on the economy and continue to promote this thriving, growing industry.

Sedlak’s own Kara Ashby shared her story of how a part-time job in supply chain became a career of 20 years and counting. Watch the video here

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On the Road...

We hope to see you at the following industry events in 2016...
LogiMed USA
LogiMed USA Mar 1-3 / New Orleans LA
MODEX Apr 4-7 / Atlanta GA
Operations Summit
Operations Summit April 12-14 / Cincinnati OH
CSCMP Columbus Roundtable Spring Seminar
CSCMP Apr 15 / Columbus OH
JDA Focus
JDA Focus May 1-4 / Nashville TN
Manhattan Momentum
Momentum 2016 May 15-16 / Orlando FL
Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference
Gartner Summit May 17-19 / Phoenix AZ
Llamasoft SummerCon
Llamasoft SummerCon Jun 15-17 / New Orleans LA
CSCMP Annual Conference
CSCMP Summit Sept 25-28 / Kissimmee FL

Our Consulting Services

Our supply chain consulting team, made up of distribution and logistics consultants, can provide you with a full range of supply chain consulting services to meet your specific needs. Learn more by visiting the pages below.

3PL Provider Selection and Implementation

Outsourcing distribution operations to a third-party provider (3PL) is a complex decision. We have developed a range of services to help you navigate through the many 3PL providers available.

Facility Planning and Design

Considering a warehouse or distribution center design and layout change? Our facility planning and design consultants can assist you from the initial concept to specification writing and equipment solicitation to program management through go-live.

Facility/Operation Improvements

The path to warehouse and distribution center process improvement starts with an assessment of your current situation that can pinpoint opportunities for efficiency. We’ll help you choose the top priority improvements and create an actionable plan going forward.

Healthcare Supply Chain Solutions

From manufacturers to distributors to providers – we help poise healthcare companies to manage the continual changes brought on by regulation, mergers and acquisitions, and ever-changing product mixes. We help healthcare supply chains deliver efficiency, security and agility in a complex environment.

Material Handling Solutions

Material handling system selection and implementation are not projects to be taken lightly if you want the optimal result for your organization. Our seasoned professionals will help you choose and implement a system that will solve your problems and fit your needs perfectly.

Omni-Channel Consulting

Our omni-channel solutions are designed to align all of your sales channels and distribution to facilitate multiple order fulfillment options while reducing your operating costs and better leveraging your inventory.

Project Management/Change Management

Supply Chain and Logistics Strategy

Our approach to supply chain and logistics strategy is to help you get from where you are now to where you want to be by making positive changes in vendor relationships, inventory levels, product flow, forecasting ability and transportation.

About You

We would appreciate the opportunity to speak with you to understand some of the challenges and opportunities you and your organization are currently addressing, and explore if we can help your success in any way. Please contact us.


Apr 2016: Structuring the Medtech Supply Chain for Growth
Apr 2016: Will O’Brien guest lectures at Miami University
Mar 2016: Steve Simco and Dave DuBose perspective on inventory management in hospitals featured in Becker’s Hospital CFO “Today’s Top 20 Health Finance Stories”
Mar 2016: Sedlak assists British Columbia LDB in development of new Distribution Centre
Mar 2016: Gartner Recognizes Sedlak as a Specialist in Supply Chain Strategy & Operations Consulting
Jan 2016: Lou Cerny is quoted in The Gray Way
Dec 2015: Patrick Sedlak and Will O’Brien are quoted in MHI Solutions Magazine
Oct 2015: David Zuern Shares Lessons Learned from Sedlak's Network Design Project
June 2015: Ascena Retail Group opens ecommerce fulfillment center
May 2015: Will O’Brien and David DuBose present “The Perils and Promise of Omni-Channel Returns” at Manhattan Associates’ annual Momentum Conference
May 2015: Will O’Brien is quoted in the Wall Street Journal Article, “Raising the Roof Making All the Difference in Warehouses”
May 2015: Lou Cerny is quoted in the April issue of DC Velocity on the business case behind LEED certification
Apr 2015: Steve Simco discusses changing supply chain dynamics in the pharmaceutical industry in Contract Pharma
Mar 2015: Sedlak sponsors CSCMP Columbus Roundtable Spring Forum
Jan 2015: Lou Cerny discusses labor management programs with SupplyChainBrain
Oct 2014: Under Armour breaks ground on 3rd Distribution House in Mt. Joliet, TN
Oct 2014: Lou Cerny discusses Sustainability and Risk on CSCMP panel
Sept 2014: Ascena Retail Group officially opens new Shared Services Complex
Mar 2014: Sedlak Sets Up DSW for Future Growth with Sortation System
Feb 2014: Sedlak Launches Thought Leadership Blog
Oct 2013: Quaint is the Pioneer’s Curse: Technology in Retrospect
Aug 2013: Sedlak again earns spot on Supply Chain Brain's Top 100 Supply Chain Partners
Aug 2013: Steve Simco, seasoned business practice leader joins Sedlak
June 2013: Sedlak celebrated with client Stella & Dot at the formal opening of their North American distribution center
May 2013: William O'Brien Joins Sedlak as President 
Apr 2013: VF Corporation reopens Wrangler DC 2 years to the day after deadly tornado 
Apr 2013: Jeff Mueller is featured in the April issue of Modern Materials Handling 
Jan 2013: Jeff Graves discusses planning and management of WMS projects
Dec 2012: Jeff Graves discusses maximizing productivity in the latest issue of 3PL Americas
Oct 2012: Jeff Graves discusses the goods-to-person fulfillment model
May 2012: Wrangler DC breaks ground on new facility following April 2011 tornadoes
May 2012: Jeff Graves discusses Goods-to-Person Fulfillment
Mar 2012: Jeff Graves discusses the advantages of Independent Logistics Consultants over System Integrators

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