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Case Study

The Opportunity:
Gilbert began providing a large Footwear and Apparel company with fulfillment services  in 2006.
As part of the customer's broader strategy of facility closings and improving their distribution costs, the customer significantly increased their commitment to Gilbert in 2007, including outfitting 250k sq ft of Gilbert space for access to the customer's  network and implementing PKMS to support their  business in both Keasbey, NJ and Chino, CA.

Solutions:
During peak season of 2007, Gilbert identified an opportunity to change how the customer's retail footwear was being handled, converting from a true warehouse process (receipt, put-away, pull, label and stage for outbound) to a deconsolidation process combining  ASN and a transmission of pool splits and priorities by SKU.
Implementation of this process resulted in immediate savings of 50% by the customer and significantly increased processing capacity.
Processing capacity allows the customer to divert additional product bound for relevant pools through our Chino facility, saving significant sums on transport to it's east coast warehouse.

Keys to Success:
EXPERIENCE and IT KNOWLEDGE. Gilbert’s utilization of our understanding of both the customer's current processes for fulfillment and their major retail customer's allocation methodologies to develop a cost/space/time-effective solution for all parties.



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