Since 1984, F. Curtis Barry & Company has been consulting with retail, catalog, ecommerce and whole distribution businesses to reduce costs, improve customer service, and increase productivity.  Our services cover a product spectrum of operational and strategic needs for our clients, we invite you to learn more about services.   

Third Party Logistics Search and Selection

  • Evaluate the current and future needs of the business
  • Assess the current providers capabilities and transactional costs against other third party logistics companies
  • Assess internal fulfillment costs against third party logistics costs to determine if outsourcing is right for you
  • Development of RFP to bid to multiple fulfillment companies
  • Detailed due diligence including and comparative cost analysis, and functional capabilities comparison of potential third party logistic companies - including freight
  • Contract review and negotiations including statements of work and service level agreements
  • Transition planning for move to new facility, and project management of transition and start-up

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Warehouse Management Systems

  • Conduct initial warehouse management system needs assessment
  • Development of initial budgetary costs for a new WMS solution
  • Develop and define your detailed warehouse requirements for evaluating systems
  • WMS vendor cost and functionality comparisons
  • Scripted demos and reference checks
  • Contract negotiations
  • Project management of system implementation 

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Order Management System and Enterprise Resource Planning Solutions

  • Conduct initial ERP or order management system needs assessment
  • Development of initial budgetary costs for a new WMS solution
  • Developing and defining your detailed system requirements for evaluating systems
  • Vendor cost and functionality comparisons
  • Scripted demos and reference checks
  • Contract negotiations
  • Project management of system implementation 

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Warehouse Assessment

  • Assess and evaluate all departments and warehouse functions in your operations
  • Identify areas of improvement based on industry best practices 
  • Assess and evaluate the layout, design, flow and use of material handling equipment
  • Assess and review the organizational structure in your operations
  • Assess and evaluate the use of technology and software, assess how well these meet your needs
  • Develop detailed, actionable recommendations based on our assessment and observations
  • Based on each companies goals, growth and operating practices
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Warehouse Layout and Design

  • Assess and evaluate the needs of the business including material flows, processes, product types, etc.
  • Collaborative process to develop a layout and design 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
  • Comprehensive solution including the layout and design, specification and bidding of all material handling equipment, project planning for transition and project management to oversee the process.  
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Material Handling Equipment & Warehouse Automation

  • Assess and evaluate material handling equipment needs for all size businesses and levels of complexities.  
  • 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, Pick and Put Systems, Case Sealers and Erectors, PLC/PC Controls etc.
  • Traditional storage and picking equipment such as Pallet Racking, Static Shelving, Mezzanines, Pick Modules and more. 
  • Assess and evaluate the use and selection of warehouse management systems and technology including RF and Voice Applications
  • Assistance with souring, bidding and project managing the implementation of all material handling equipment. 
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Inventory Management Systems

  • 100% vendor independent
  • Conduct initial 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 
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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
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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
Learn more about our Freight Rate Analysis consulting