Applied Logistics is an independent and privately owned Industrial Engineering and Management Consulting Company that specializes in developing and installing Productivity Improvement Programs with little or no capital expenditure.
Applied Logistics is a California Limited Liability Company established in 1997 by two former Vice Presidents of Eric C. Baum and Associates, Inc., a Chicago based firm founded in 1956 that pioneered the installation of computerized Engineered Labor Standards for the Food And Beverage Distribution Industry in the late seventies and early eighties.
Applied Logistics acquired Eric C. Baum and Associates in 1997 and operated under its name, as DBA, until the year 2000.
The acquisition of Eric C. Baum and Associates allowed Applied Logistics to take full advantage of the huge experience and prestige accumulated over three decades of successful installations, without inheriting the rigid structure and lack of innovation that characterized the old company during the latest years of its operation.
In 2000, Applied Logistics joined efforts with a well established European company. The purpose of this strategic alliance was to increase Applied Logistics’ presence in the international market, particularly in Europe, and to expand the range of services and products already offered in the USA. The added services included: building turn-key distribution centers to client’s specifications; managing client’s warehouse operations as a logistics service provider (3PL); and, installing proprietary and customized software applications, such as Warehouse Management Systems (WMS) and Labor Management Systems (LMS). This alliance has also allowed us to provide a comprehensive logistic solution capable of satisfying most of our customers’ needs.
As a result, we have since built four brand new distribution centers and became logistics service providers (3PL) for three companies in Italy.
In 2010, due to the severe downturn in the economy and the substantial capital investment and huge amount of time and effort required to manage these added services, we decided to go back to our bread-and-butter business and focus exclusively on the installation of our Productivity Improvement Program for operations in the Warehousing and Distribution, Hospitality, Automotive, and Home Improvement industries.
When it comes to a sophisticated approach to distribution and warehouse management, working with Applied Logistics was a natural. Their systematic approach saved us money and allowed us to run our distribution of nationwide products efficiently. Our partnership benefits all at Lowe's.Joseph Mabry; Executive VP of Logistics & Distribution
As one of the largest food & drug retailers in North America, Safeway Inc. is an innovative company founded on a simple value philosophy: taking care of our customers is what Applied Logistics did for us. Reliable and safe distribution and management systems allowed us to maximize our revenue.Jerry Tidwell, Sr. VP Safeway Supply Operations
Applied Logistics exemplifies the values of Snap-on. Their strong ability to demonstrate integrity, always respect the company in all situations, promote our teamwork, and listen to our inputs to suggested solutions, has made us value our partnership with Applied Logistics. Over the years our distribution, transportation and warehouse management efficiency has drastically increased due to their innovative software and management process. If you are not using it, you are simply wasting your money!Gary Henning, Operations Development