At Hopewell, continuous improvement is not just a collection of policies and procedures; it is a cornerstone of our business. We use a customized and data-driven approach to deliver year-over-year improvements in your supply chain. Explore the case study section below for some examples of continuous improvement initiatives that have helped our clients increase productivity, enhance customer service,
and lower operating costs.
Flexible Storage Solutions
Meet the need to accommodate the client’s seasonal inventory spikes.
Leveraging multi-client counter-cyclical inventory loads to provide relief, Hopewell coordinated the use of temporarily underutilized facilities to meet the need for overflow space.
This provided a win-win for all parties within the Hopewell campus by minimizing transportation costs and offsetting fixed overhead.
Minimize the cost of a 40% increase in loose case-pick.
Hopewell implemented layer-pick technology located in a specialized picking zone. Hopewell worked closely with the client’s Logistics and Customer Service Teams to identify the best opportunities for layer-pick efficiencies.
In the first 5 years of implementation, this project provided annual savings of over $400K. Ongoing efforts have continued to improve density and layer-pick now represents 60% of all loose case picks.
Transportation Cube Utilization
A long-term CPG client was struggling with underutilized trailer cube on intermodal shipments
To address this challenge, Hopewell Logistics alongside its client partner, initiated a cross-functional Continuous Improvement team to investigate the root cause and develop tangible actions to rectify.
These efforts resulted in a 30% improvement in average cube utilization and multi-million-dollar cost savings for the client.