One of the most critical elements of our program is the interfacing between our engineers and our client’s staff, namely, management representatives and warehouse operators.
By constantly communicating with the employees during every phase of the data collection and installation of the program, we achieve something rare in this industry: acceptance.
Employees usually support the Productivity Improvement Program if they understand it and feel part of it. For the program to succeed, management must obtain full cooperation from every participant.
This is accomplished through employee orientation sessions, during which we explain in detail the program objectives, the techniques being used, and the level of participation that we expect from everyone.
These sessions overcome employees’ apprehension, due to lack of information, and provide an opportunity to discuss their own ideas with managers and engineers. They also allow all participants to have their questions properly answered, so that fear, doubts, and resistance to change can be eliminated.
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