Developing an Effective System Operations Plan
Whether you are building a new warehouse or distribution center facility, exploring a new system, or wanting to improve current operations, Bastian Solutions consultants work with customers in four crucial areas:
Define and Measure the Process – Bastian Solutions engineers work directly with project stakeholders to determine project objectives, understand company operations, identify challenges and risks, and develop quantitative and qualitative criteria to evaluate final recommendations.
Analyze the Data – Understanding the data inside-and-out, and how it affects the current operation and the recommended design is vital. Bastian Solutions engineers analyze the data from your operating systems and create data models to predict future states. It is from this information that design parameters are determined. Data analysis often includes review of order profiles, order types and patterns, seasonality, and SKU profiles.
Layout and Design - It is only after the critical steps above are completed that engineers begin to “put pencil to paper.” In the design phase, armed with CAD 3D software, recommendations are produced with detailed descriptions of operations, including flow charts, labor requirements, slotting analysis, annotated drawings and narratives to describe how the new system will work and how it will meet the criteria identified in the define and measure process.
Validate - The estimated cost and benefits of each recommendation are quantified and compared in the validation phase. Estimated project schedules are created to evaluate the alternatives’ effect on the time frame requirements. Using a decision matrix approach, a solution is recommended and presented to the client.