Published March 16, 2017
The company provides its cosmetic products through a multitude of channels, including wholesale, spa and boutique, retail, and direct-to-consumer deliveries. It was acquired by a large global cosmetic company that was looking to leverage the combined North American operations.
After being acquired, the parent company wanted to consolidate its North American distribution operations into a single distribution center (DC). There were two existing DCs, but the lease on one site was about to expire, and both facilities lacked sufficient space to attempt a simple merging of the facility operations. The enterprise resource planning (ERP) system also lacked the needed functionality.
|Tompkins Solutions’ Role|
Led the assessment of current operational capabilities and requirements and developed a strategic path forward for consolidated operations. The effort included developing a financial model complete with required capital investment, new operating costs, cut-over expenses, and a risk mitigation plan with expected return on investment (ROI).