Overview of Consulting Services

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ServicesSince 1984, F. Curtis Barry & Company has worked collaboratively with our clients in the following areas of service:

Order Management System

  • 100% vendor independent
  • Conduct intial ERP or order management system assessment
  • Developing and defining your detailed system requirements
  • Vendor cost and functionality comparisons
  • Scripted demos and reference checks
  • Contract negotiations
  • Project management of system implementation 

Warehouse Management Systems

  • 100% vendor independent
  • Conduct intial warehouse management system assessment
  • Develop and define your detailed warehouse requirements
  • RFP development and WMS vendor cost and functionality comparisons
  • Scripted demos and reference checks
  • Contract negotiations
  • Project management of system implementation 

eCommerce Platforms | eCommerce Functionality

  • Initial eCommerce platform assessment
  • Develop eCommerce requirements and integration points
  • Evaluation and selection of platform developers and vendors
  • Project management of implementation of selected ecommerce platform

Warehouse Assessment

  • Evaluate all major departments and warehouse functions
  • Detailed, actionable recommendations based on site visit observations and interviews with management and staff
  • Focused on company's particular goals to improve upon
  • Quick turnaround from time onsite to delivery of recommendations
  • Recommendations will boost productivity, increase efficiencies, and can reduce costs 10% to 20%

Warehouse Layout and Design

  • Master layout and design planning including material handling equipment and automation solutions and control systems
  • New and existing facility layout and design engineering
  • Improving productivity and efficiencies for greater support and performance
  • One stop shop for planning, laying out and build out for new and existing facilities

Material Handling Equipment & Warehouse Automation

  • We offer engineered solutions for:
    • Carton Conveyance
    • Pallet Conveyance
    • High Speed Unit and Carton Sortation
    • High Speed Diverts
    • AS/RS Systems
    • Mini Load Systems
    • Print and Apply
    • Weigh in Motion Scales
    • RF and Voice Applications
    • Pick and Put Systems
    • Case Sealers and Erectors
    • Racking and Mezzanines
    • PLC/PC Controls
    • Energy Savings
    • Field Wiring
    • Maintenance Plans

Third Party Fulfillment Search and Selection

  • Development of RFP
  • Detailed due diligence and cost and function comparison of potential 3PF/3PL partners
  • Freight cost study
  • Site visit to vendors' facilities
  • Contract review and negotiations
  • Transition planning for move to new facility
  • Project management of transition and start-up

Inventory Management Systems

  • 100% vendor independent
  • Conduct intial inventory management system assessment
  • Developing and defining your detailed system requirements
  • Vendor cost and functionality comparisons
  • Scripted demos and reference checks
  • Contract negotiations
  • Project management of system implementation 

Inventory Best Practices Assessment

  • Pre-seasonal merchandise planning
  • In-season forecasting of demand
  • Review of the organization structure to improve responsibilities and results
  • Design of reporting and analysis to improve internal systems or recommend commercial systems
  • Streamline the processes throughout the organization for planning merchandise buys or production; writing purchase orders, balancing inventories, merchandise budgeting, etc.
  • Improvement in supply chain and vendor compliance procedures.
  • Recommended process and methods to reduce overstocks
  • Review the inventory metrics used and make recommendations

Freight Rate Analysis

  • Inbound freight analysis - ocean and domestic, container, LTL and TL shipping cost analyses
  • Outbound freight analysis - FedEx, UPS, USPS, common carriers, white glove/last mile services
  • Clients have saved 10% to 25% off of current shipping costs