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Supply Chain Management Case Studies

Warehousing, Distribution, Fulfillment Solutions That Drive Performance Improvement for Your Company

Barrett’s people, processes and technology together translate to return on your investment (ROI). From the highly demanding inventory replenishment needs of automotive parts logistics, to warehousing efficiency for food and beverage and streamlined order processing for online retail logistics, our team brings the know-how and passion for results you need.

Footwear Logistics / Vibram Case Study

Vibram Case Study Barrett Distribution

As Vibram faced rapidly growing demand for its wildly popular footwear innovation, the company found its Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and IT systems inadequate to process growing order volume.  Barrett worked with Vibram to address these challenges and simultaneously create a solution to:

  • Establish separate order processing and management locations for web and retail orders,
  • Improve forecasting capability, and
  • Bring inventory levels up to ensure responsiveness to surging demand. 

We have also dealt with requirements for counterfeit product detection and management of the brand threat, while ensuring that all solutions position Vibram to scale, with orders and delivery (direct to consumer and to retail channels) capable of fast response as orders grow in number and complexity.

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Blueprint for Automotive Logistics

Automotive Parts Case Study

Barrett operates two distribution centers for an aftermarket automotive parts distributor. Barrett’s proprietary ‘Blueprint’ methodology achieved measurable improvements, which have now been successfully duplicated at the retailer’s 20+ facilities nationwide for significant overall supply chain performance improvement.  

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Blueprint for Food Logistics

Blueprint for Food Logistics

For a major US food brand, Barrett began on a small introductory scale in 2008 and quickly proved to be an asset in terms flexibility, accuracy, execution and superior sanitation practices. In 2010 we opened a dedicated facility to support inbound raw materials and packaging, as well as outbound packaged food product. In 2011 the Barrett operations supporting this customer nearly tripled in size, prompting a move to a larger dedicated operation.

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Blueprint for Warehousing Multiple Locations

Gedney Case Study

M.A. Gedney Company produces and markets pickles, condiments, dressings and preserves across the U.S., including Del Monte and Cain's products. M.A. Gedney Company is headquartered in Chaska,
Minnesota and has been in business since 1881.

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Blueprint for Specialty Fulfillment

Belgian Chocolate Case Study

Belgium's Chocolate Source (formerly Belgium's Best Chocolates, Inc.) was established in 1998 with one mission, to bring the best chocolates from Belgium to the US market. Belgium's Chocolate Source is the 
exclusive importer of Nirvana Belgian Chocolates: a premium all-natural chocolate line including gourmet truffles, seasonal chocolate assortments in gift boxes, and artisanal gourmet specialties such as fruit jellies (pates de fruits) and all-natural marzipan, nougat and other specialties.

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