Success Stories

Performance Apparel Company

The client is one of the leading performance apparel companies in the world and is known for innovative sportswear, shoes and accessories.

Project Objectives/Challenges

The client engaged Sedlak as its partner in the development of a master plan for a multi-channel distribution facility.

The facility needed to handle distribution across wholesale, retail and e-commerce and across major product lines (e.g., apparel, footwear and accessories).

The project requirements included an aggressive timeline, flexible design, and multiple options for automation and processes to enhance material flow and workflow.

What Sedlak Did

Sedlak conducted a thorough design data analysis to determine business volumes through a six-year planning horizon.

We evaluated numerous material handling and storage concepts with varying levels of automation and determined space requirements to accommodate future growth in the breadth of merchandise offerings, including non-conveyable and non-combinable SKUs.

Recommendations were based on best practices and environmentally friendly operations criteria. Our team developed specifications/RFPs and provided competitive bid management for the selected material handling systems.

We also provided comprehensive project management services for construction, MHE and IT systems implementation.

Results

Sedlak developed a phased-implementation master plan for a two-building campus to meet the client’s requirements through the planning horizon.

Material handling technology solutions enabled flexibility and scalability to accommodate future growth within the core merchandise offerings.

With a tight initial timeline, Building 1 (one million square feet) went live a month ahead of schedule to allow the client to meet competitive demands in the market.

“Ramp-up” to go-live handled considerably more volume than is typical, exceeding client expectations.

The facility is LEED certified for environmentally friendly operations.

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