Our Successes

Our consultants take great care in providing a high level of personal service to our customer base, with a solid track record in the following industry verticals amongst others.

Find out more about the results we have achieved for our clients by clicking on your industry:

Distribution & Wholesale

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Background

A leader in the distribution of automotive aftermarket parts and industrial paint in North America wished to consolidate inventory and sourcing processes for all their distribution centers.

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Services rendered

Consolidate sourcing processes, Inventory Management strategy, planning and execution, Product portfolio strategy and DC design and operations improvement.

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Outcome

Client was able to reduce and redistribute inventory to their 34 distribution facilities and provide common processes for the Canadian and US purchasing group.

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Background

For a large distributor of electrical products wanted a review of their distribution and logistics operations to improve inventory accuracy levels and increase hourly shipment volumes.

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Services rendered

DC operations and WMS review and Cost-to-serve analysis.

3

Outcome

Client can implement new inventory metrics, redefine demand planning & inventory processes and establish optimal production and inventory levels.

Energy & Mining

1

Background

Mining company wants to implement standard management processes in supply chain management.

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Services rendered

Support the mapping of supply chain processes according to best practices for all operations, participate in the change management process and propose improvements, development of guidelines for the supply chain.

3

Outcome

The company now has common management of its supply chain management processes for all of its operations and supply and maintenance services.

1

Background

Distribution and transport company in the energy sector wants to set up a maintenance management system for its plant. To review processes related to best practices in order to support the company in its application selection process and in its integration project

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Services rendered

Development of processes for managing equipment maintenance according to best practices; Development of criteria for system selection; Recommendations of good practices to be put in place for system selection based on industry trends.

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Outcome

The company is now able to choose the system that suits its needs according to best practices.

Financial Services

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Background

For one of the largest financial institutions in Canada, Avalon was requested in support of the vice-Presidency of supply and administrative services to review existing RFP processes, contract management governance and ensure procurement principles are followed.

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Services rendered

Strategic sourcing and Replenishment / Tactical Purchasing.

3

Outcome

Generated over $25M in savings by providing procurement leadership support and establishing common procurement policies.

Government

1

Background

Canada's public film and digital media producer and distributor needed to review its procurement processes and establish a standard tender framework.

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Services rendered

Strategic sourcing and Replenishment / Tactical Purchasing.

3

Outcome

Revised procurement strategy and operating model and increased focus on contract management and supplier performance management.

Healthcare

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Background

In partnership with Tecsys, a Washington DC hospital wanted to avoid inventory shortages and just in time replenishment of units and surgery rooms through a RFID tag based Kanban system.

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Services rendered

Inventory Management and Optimization and Resource/Capacity Planning.

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Outcome

Reduced nurse calls for urgent inventory shortages and reduced on floor inventory.

IT & Telco

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Background

Avalon assisted a large reseller of IT products wanted to develop a common delivery framework for its Eastern Region operations.

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Services rendered

Supply Chain Strategy Alignment and Network Optimization.

3

Outcome

Executed a new delivery model that allowed the company to expand on its solution offering and attract new customers.

Manufacturing

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Background

A 3rd party contract manufacturer requested assistance in the transition to their new warehouse facility. Avalon CSC provided the necessary resources, knowledge and assistance that will allow for a smooth and seamless transition to the new facility.

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Services rendered

Distribution planning, Warehouse Design and Layout and Distribution Centre Process Improvement.

3

Outcome

Improved inventory location accuracy to 99.5%, implemented product zoning and KPIs to measure warehouse performance.

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Background

A leading North American processor and marketer of value-added frozen fish and seafood wished to pursue the implementation of standardized WMS within its facilities.

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Services rendered

Supply Chain Strategy Alignment and Network Optimization, Warehouse Design and Layout and Distribution Centre Process Improvement.

3

Outcome

Avalon CSC provided a standardized approach for a WMS implementation across the client North American distribution network.

Non-profit

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Background

A global non-profit organization that teaches children in need with educational games needed to expand its infrastructure and service capabilities to meet the demands of new operating regions.

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Services rendered

ERP & Technology Strategy review.

3

Outcome

Board approved a 5-year roadmap that will meet current and future business challenges.

Retail

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Background

A major Canadian retail company needed assistance to execute its Omni-Channel strategy and transform their supply chain.

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Services rendered

Channel strategy and Omni-Channel Fulfillment.

3

Outcome

Able to lower fulfillment costs and implemented ship-from-store services to meet changing customer demands.

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Background

For one of the largest beauty companies in the world, wanted to restructure its U.S. distribution operations to enhance service to representatives and improve operating efficiencies through new technologies.

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Services rendered

Supply Chain Strategy Alignment, Distribution Centre Process Improvement and Technology Enablement & Management.

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Outcome

Consolidated warehousing operations to a new state-of-art automated distribution center that handles shipping to over 50% U.S. sales volume.

Transportation

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Background

For one of the largest railway companies in North America, wanted to review and improve the SOX framework and structure to streamline efforts to respond to audits and ensure compliance objectives are attained.

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Services rendered

Asset Management.

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Outcome

An updated framework is currently being implemented that meets audit requirements in a timely manner.

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Background

A global association that supports aviation with global standards for airlines safety, security, efficiency and sustainability, wanted to reduce operating and delivery costs to member airlines.

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Services rendered

ERP & Technology Strategy review.

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Outcome

Implemented successfully new business processes that generated departmental savings of $4M.

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