Management Bios

Brian Barry

President

bbarry@fcbco.com

Brian Barry, President of F. Curtis Barry & Company since 1995, is an adept consultant who has worked with hundreds of businesses and a variety of types of warehouses across America. Brian is passionate about his partnerships with ecommerce and retail companies; industrial and manufacturing companies; and third party (3PL) companies and companies using 3PL services.

As an experienced consultant and leader, Brian drives the company in assisting clients with developing solutions to meet their distribution needs, process improvement, systems, organizational and growth requirements. These solutions center around a number of core skills:

  • Distribution Network Analysis – to determine the optimal number and locations of DCs and their functionality in proximity to customers to save delivery time and shipping costs;
  • Detailed Layout and Design for Distribution Centers – both existing and new DCs; to reduce order fulfillment time and costs; and to add flexibility and product capacity;
  • Operational Assessments – to identify “low hanging fruit” and longer-range recommendations changes in process, systems and material handling to improve costs and service levels;
  • Distribution Center Site Location Analysis – determine optimal regional and site locations evaluating critical factors such as labor costs, transportation proximity to customers and costs; management and organizational requirements; as well as physically evaluating potential distribution centers on the market.
  • Warehouse Management Systems (WMS) – to develop WMS user requirements; identify vendor short lists; Request for Proposal development, bidding, pricing and vendor analysis; review of project planning; and assist in project management;
  • Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Systems and Order Management Systems (OMS) – to develop ERP user requirements; identify vendor short lists; Request for Proposal development, bidding, pricing and vendor analysis; review of project planning; and assist in project management;
  • Third party logistics (3PL) fulfillment services – to develop 3PL user requirements; identify vendor short lists; Request for Proposal development, bidding, pricing and vendor analysis; review of project planning; and assist in project management;
Brian challenges his team and clients to continually find improvements in process and systems to benefit their operational and distribution environments. This includes necessary strategic planning to take company plans and develop the tactical planning and projects to meet these goals. In doing so, clients become stronger and more agile to adjust to the ever changing operational realities. This building on a continual process improvement mentality allows the distribution center operations to support an ever-changing business.

Through keeping his finger on the pulse of innovation, Brian utilizes technology and automation in all possible ways to help solve the rising labor costs and limited availability of qualified labor in the distribution center; increased transportation costs, and the need for expanding the distribution center footprint and network. These solutions include software solutions (e.g. warehouse management, voice technology); conveyance and sortation systems; and material handling solutions. Through experience, Brian shows that these solutions dramatically improve the operating efficiency and profitability of companies, while minimizing the impact associated with labor challenges when implemented appropriately.