Our team of consultants provide expertise in the areas of traffic, distribution, warehousing, private fleet, material handling equipment and facilities
Serving manufacturers and distributors with operations in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, North Dakota and South Dakota.
Our team of consultants provide expertise in the areas of traffic, distribution, warehousing, private fleet, material handling equipment and facilities.
TR Taylor Associates projects and services are for companies serious about reducing costs, improving customer service, and increasing internal efficiencies.
Consulting Service Provided
Distribution Review/Needs Assessment
An independent assessment of your company's distribution costs, policies and procedures. Goal is to identify improvement opportunities in key traffic and distribution areas.
We analyze distribution costs and other key areas, and measure them against industry benchmarks. Costs are analyzed by function, product group and customer type. This is followed by a review of all warehousing and distribution procedures. Upon completion we present a detailed report of our findings, as well as a detailed strengths and weakness report on your distribution functions. Key data is provided to support the analysis.
Comprehensive Analysis & Strategy Development
A company wide examination of strategies, costs and procedures affecting (or affected by) product distribution. This is followed by specific recommendations to reduce cost, improve customer service & increase efficiency.
The project begins with an examination of the flow of materials (and data) through the supply chain. Distribution costs are analyzed by function, product group and customer type. All departments involved in or affected by product distribution are interviewed and provide input and data. Company policies and procedures are closely examined and improvement opportunities identified. Customer service needs and industry practices are examined and compared to the company's standards.
From this analysis we present a comprehensive review of our findings, including a strength and weakness report and needs analysis. Following the presentation and the client's internal review of our findings we work with key personnel to develop recommendations to reduce costs, improve operational efficiency, and enhance customer service. This includes a realistic plan to achieve these goals.
Specific Focus Projects
Projects of any size and duration can be designed to meet a client's specific needs.
Clients can call on our experienced staff and resources to meet their specific needs in traffic, distribution, warehousing, materials handling, private fleet, production or facilities. We work with you develop the project scope, define goals and objectives and a timeline. We then use our extensive resources to meet all goals on time.
Examples of projects include:
- Freight Cost Review
- Carrier Bid Packages, Negotiation, Selection
- Facility Layout
- Space Needs
- Equipment Specification (Material Handling, Trucks, Trailers)
- Software Selection
- Product Design
- Reverse Logistics Plans
- Personnel/Department Assessment