Supply Chain: Medical Device Manufacturer – Distribution Center Strategy

Reviewed client’s DC strategy and provided analysis to inform key decisions with a tight turnaround.

Business Challenge

Client distribution centers are reaching capacity limitations that are causing concern for the ability of the supply chain to support the growth of the business. The current 3PL has proposed the opening of an additional location and is seeking support in this decision-making process. Urgency required that this decision be made within 12 weeks with a cost-benefit analysis of not making the change versus adding the DC.


  • Documented the current SC inflows, nodes, & outflows from manufacturing to consumption
  • Documented functional areas and impact on DC strategy (Demand planning, sourcing, distribution, logistics)
  • Prepared analysis of current state and recommendations for distribution of goods
  • Established KPIs not previously tracked and benchmarked with industry research