Distribution, in very simple terms, is the process of getting goods into the hands of those who want them. In our industry, it’s the process of moving a product from its manufacturing source or storing location to its customers, whether a customer is a distribution center or a retail store.

This process usually involves two main operations: warehousing and transportation.
In the last thirty years, Applied Logistics, formerly Eric C. Baum & Associates, has installed more than four hundred Productivity Improvement Programs in this industry worldwide.
Our clients, large and small, union and non-union, have consistently experienced productivity gains of 20 to 50%, increased throughput, spectacular labor cost reductions, substantial “soft” savings, and a full return on the investment in months, not years, after the implementation of our Program. And, at the same time, they have improved safety and customer service, while significantly reducing product damage.
Our Engineers focus primarily on the labor measurement and human relations aspects of the business to ensure that the end-results are not only as accurate, fair, cost-effective, and arbitration-proof as possible, but also meet employees’ expectations.
Our ultimate objective is to provide the greatest savings and most effective managing tools at the lowest price.
To the contrary of other companies that offer a variety of very expensive supply chain solutions, we do not proclaim to be all things to all people.
  1. We provide five basic packages that have been tested and fine-tuned over three decades of successful implementations:
  2. Preferred Work Methods; Engineered Labor Standards; Labor Management Systems; Training Programs for Supervisors and Operators; and Software Applications for all needs.
We challenge any potential customer to select the best Productivity Improvement Program offered by the competition and to compare it to ours in every single phase and detail.
One will quickly realize that there is no need to pay for sophisticated advertising, sumptuous offices, impressive promises, fancy acronyms, and over-elaborated sentences. The proof is always in the pudding!


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