Virtual assessments to address operational efficiencies

by Inside Logistics Online Staff

INDIANAPOLIS – Software provider and consultancy enVista has launched Virtual Operational Assessments to address warehouse inefficiencies and help clients manage peaks in operations quickly. 

As companies face recession-like conditions through the Covid-19 pandemic cost-cutting and cost-avoidance will be vital strategies in staying afloat. 

As part of this new service,  enVista will provide clients with GoPros and iPads to virtually walk through operations. enVista Lean Six Sigma certified consultants will then diagnose the assessments, using Lean Six Sigma to perform remote design sessions, and discuss recommendations to improve processes and reduce/eliminate waste. 

The goal is to be able to help customers as quickly as possible – as many enVista customers are providing vital goods (like CPG companies and food and beverage distributors) and need to be as efficient as possible. Implementing Lean process improvements will improve efficiency and reduce labour requirements. 

Vice-president of labour, Tom Stretar, said, “In times like these, companies should consider employing strategies to execute efficiency and drive bottom line savings. By continuing to focus heavily on incremental improvements versus an all or nothing, perfectionist approach, clients will gain a competitive advantage by driving top line revenue due to improved efficiencies and continue to maintain throughput in times of labour constraints.”  

enVista provides systems and advice in the areas of labour management systems (LMS), warehouse management systems (WMS), transportation management systems (TMS), change management, operations assessments, warehouse design and build, workforce management, order management system (OMS) selection and implementation and change management. Software partners include Blue Yonder (formerly JDA), Korber Supply Chain Software (formerly HighJump), MercuryGate, and enVista’s own proprietary labour management tool, enCompass.