TriVista Identifies $17.9M of Annual Savings, Improving Cost Per Case by 18.6%

Focus The client – a $4B leading American grocery store operator, with 200+ stores – had a current distribution network consisting of several distribution centers across the region. Due to the relatively condensed network, there were many overlapping shipments and duplications of inventory. The client’s leadership believed there was significant opportunity to optimize both the… Read More

Distribution Center Operations Assessment Yields $36.4M in Savings

A rapidly growing $100M+ e-Commerce distributor with a large distribution network across multiple e-commerce platforms ran into capacity constraints due to lack of warehouse space and a large amount of slow-moving inventory, hindering their ability to meet expected growth targets Focus With over 7,000 SKUs and plans to bring on an additional 1,500+ SKUs per… Read More

TriVista Recommends Market Entry and Channel Strategy Development

A $250 million machined aerospace structures company with seven global production facilities serving both military and commercial aerospace markets had made multiple acquisitions each year for several years and had significant discrepancies in operational performance from factory to factory (7 total). Many of the acquisitions had been long time family run businesses that had limited operational best practice implementation or adaption. As a result, several of the facilities were operating at sub-optimal performance level. The holding company turned to TriVista, leveraging our expert team to identify manufacturing and inventory opportunities within two production facilities representing approximately $140 million in sales. A key deliverable was to determine why these two facilities, despite exceeding growth expectations on topline revenue, were lagging on margin, EBITDA and cash flow performance compared to the remaining five sites.

TriVista Facilitates Closure of a US-Owned Manufacturing Facility in China

A private equity owned sporting goods manufacturer was experiencing declining margins and excess capacity at their China production facility. Smaller production volumes, poor inventory management and shrinking profits necessitated the closure of their full-scale production facility. TriVista was retained to facilitate and manage the shutdown and transfer the remaining inventory, supply chain and production back to the US headquarters. Multiple levels of negotiations were necessary to keep labor unions, government officials, and interested parties all satisfied during the closure.

Supply chain & inventory improvement

TriVista dramatically improved customer service by implementing a robust Sales, Inventory, and Operations Planning (SIOP) Process that decreased stock-outs by 50% without additional inventory. The Business Challenge TriVista’s client was facing increasing backorders and rapidly declining customer satisfaction. Our team was tasked with developing an improved supplier and inventory management system which would eliminate stock… Read More

Warehouse layout & flow optimization

TriVista optimized the layout of a 50,000 sq. ft. warehouse for a leading consumer products company The Business Challenge A private equity owned consumer products importer wanted to improve warehouse efficiencies, reduce material movement and improve product flow inside their new 50,000 sq. ft. facility. TriVista was retained to design an optimized facility layout and… Read More

Working capital improvement

Linking Sales and Operations in a Global Consumer Products Distribution Company The Business Challenge After several years of stagnation and an executive management turnover, the new management team was determined to approach their markets with a refreshed and unrelenting approach. Their plan was aggressive – rapid new product introductions partnered with a global sourcing strategy… Read More

Production planning optimization

Leveraging TriVista’s Lean Six Sigma and operations experience, the client was able to increase On-time deliveries, decrease outsourcing, and stabilize production scheduling at its facility in China. The Business Challenge A $25 million, privately owned, international cosmetics packaging manufacturer was facing production management issues at one of its manufacturing facilities in China.  While aggressive marketing and successful… Read More