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Transportation


PLC's Strategic Distribution Planning services has assisted companies of all sizes to rationalize their distribution network and achieve the required level of customer service while successfully meeting corporate profitability objectives.

PLC utilizes its more than 15 years of hands-on experience and state-of-the -art network design software to baseline the current network and design logical cost and customer service-driven alternatives for comparison.

PLC's strength as a partner is not only defined by its experience in designing the appropriate network solution, but its proven capabilities in assisting our clients in all phases of execution. We really do implement what we design!

Warehouse (Strategic Distribution):


PLC's Strategic Distribution Planning services has assisted companies of all sizes to rationalize their distribution network and achieve the required level of customer service while successfully meeting corporate profitability objectives.

PLC utilizes its more than 15 years of hands-on experience and state-of-the -art network design software to baseline the current network and design logical cost and customer service-driven alternatives for comparison.

PLC's strength as a partner is not only defined by its experience in designing the appropriate network solution, but its proven capabilities in assisting our clients in all phases of execution. We really do implement what we design!

Software


Gaining maximum efficiency and control of your logistics operations requires visibility and control across your entire network. Today, more than ever, there is a wide array of logistics software applications available that allow you to manage your entire supply chain.


With high benefits and short return-on-investment opportunities, today's logistics software applications can level the playing field and significantly increase your competitive position.


PLC can help you evaluate your options, matching the unique and differentiating requirements of your business with the software that will yield the biggest benefit and most effective use of your technology investment.
PLC provides a high level of unbiased expertise for the logistics software needs of your organization, from planning and selection advice to complete installation project management.

Labor


Labor costs account for 50-65% of the total

distribution cost and, as such, is a critically important area in which to focus performance improvement initiatives and cost reduction.


It is widely understood that to successfully achieve higher levels of performance through labor productivity improvement, organizations must be willing to adopt a performance culture.


A performance culture is one that places a priority on objective measurement, individual and team achievement, performance reporting and monitoring, on-going training, communication and development of a continuous improvement environment.

The WIN Application


Pacific Labor Consulting implements the industry leading Warehouse Initiative Network (WIN) software.

This solution allows for efficient and automated labor and standards applications.

About WIN

Full Range of Industrial Engineering Services:


•    Time Studies
•    Slot Mapping
•    Racking Systems Design
•    Operational Method Analysis
•    Information Technology Systems Integration

How The Warehousman Interfaces With WIN


How the warehouseman interfaces with WIN
There are several methods that can be used to access WIN including Personal Computer
Workstations, Vocollect Voice Terminals,
Forklift RF Units and FTP File.

Single button choices are displayed at the top of the screen. In the example shown, the button choices are displayed across the top and "Get a Type of Assignment" has been chosen.


Assignment selection is accomplished with a single click and can be static (First Up) or dynamic (Cherry Pick) depending upon management configuration option.


Goal times are displayed for direct labor assignments whenever possible. Goal times are listed as “Std. Time” (Standard Time) next to “Act. Time” (Actual Time) which is the actual time the employee has taken to complete the assignment. Actual Time displays only upon completion of the assignment.


Assignment completion is also accomplished

with a single mouse click and performance

result is displayed immediately.

Has delivered labor cost saving solutions to Fortune 500 companies and continues its research and development into other exciting advanced areas that will bring PLC clients even greater efficiencies and marketplace advantages.


Flexibility: Several methods can be used to access WIN including; Personal Computer Stations, Vocollect Voice Terminals, Forklift RF Units and FTP File.

How The Management Interfaces With WIN


How the Management interfaces with WIN
The WIN Administration facility is a user friendly, Web browser based front end that describes a comprehensive Microsoft SQL Server 2005 database for maintenance and reporting purposes.


Several levels of access security are provided within the WIN system including Administrator, Manager, Supervisor and User. Individual table field values can be added, updated or deleted including X•Y•Z and standards data. However, all such entries are logged to an audit table and are fully traceable back to the authority that made the change.

WIN Reports


WIN reports are produced with the award
winning Business Objects Crystal Reports
Professional. Some reports included with


WIN are:
>Shipping Report (Work Accomplished)
>Backlog Report (Work Remaining)
>Various Misc Reports including Shorts