enVista’s 100 Great Supply Chain Projects selection based on Workforce Management success at Canadian co-operative
enVista, a leading supply chain consulting and IT services firm, today announces it has been named to the Supply & Demand Chain Executive 100, a list which highlights the 100 Great Supply Chain Projects of 2015. The magazine’s editorial team selected enVista based on results the firm delivered to Federated Co-operatives, LTD (FCL), a multi-billion dollar wholesaling, manufacturing, marketing and administrative co-operative owned by autonomous retailers across Western Canada. enVista helped FCL implement a comprehensive Workforce Management solution throughout five distribution centers.
As part of the Workforce Management solution, enVista developed engineered labor standards and preferred methods, implemented an advanced labor management system (LMS) through Priya, and trained FCL’s employees. As a result, FCL experienced a 25 percent increase in productivity for all tasks, a reduction of over 5,000 hours of labor during the first six months of the project, a reduction in overtime expenses by tens of thousands of dollars annually, and a significant reduction in its warehouse expense to sales ratio.
“The enVista team did not just focus on the technical aspects associated with implementing a LMS, they took a holistic approach to the process, which helped increase internal enthusiasm and adoption,” said FCL Industrial Engineering Manager Kent Kostuk. “enVista recognizes that cultural change is required alongside a technical solution, and they provide the training and support needed to sustain that change. Together the enVista and FCL teams nailed this project as if they were one.”
enVista President and CEO Jim Barnes said, “At enVista, our primary focus is on delivering client value and results across the end-to-end supply chain. Each year we complete hundreds of supply chain and IT projects that result in increased profitability, savings and efficiencies for our clients. Being recognized by Supply & Demand Chain Executive for one of our successful Workforce Management projects further demonstrates enVista’s deep supply chain expertise and how we focus first and foremost on our clients’ success across our organization. We look forward to continuing to build on this reputation by exceeding client expectations and delivering value.”
Supply & Demand Chain Executive received more than two hundred entries for this award. The submissions were evaluated by the magazine’s editorial staff primarily based on ambitiousness/scope of the project, creative application of technologies/solutions/services used, extent of the business results/impact, and clarity of submission.
This is enVista’s fourth consecutive year on the Supply & Demand Chain Executive 100 list. The company won last year for an entire supply chain transformation project that optimized processes, technology and the flow of merchandise for Hibbett Sports.