Kichler Lighting Continues to Spotlight Supply Chain Initiatives

Working with consulting firm ESYNC on facility redesign and WMS implementation projects

Working with consulting firm ESYNC on facility redesign and WMS implementation projects

Toledo, OH — March 30, 2005 — Kichler Lighting has completed several performance improvement projects and are embarking on more in conjunction with ESYNC, a supply chain consulting and systems integration firm, according to an announcement this week from the consulting company.

Founded in 1938, privately held Kichler is based in Cleveland and operates three facilities throughout the United States to serve residential and commercial distribution channels. The company offers decorative home lighting fixtures.

Redesign of Kichler's Cleveland distribution center, a warehouse management system (WMS) evaluation and development of an integrated project and resource plan were completed in 2004, ESYNC said.

The two companies are now in the process of deploying the facility redesign, process changes and a WMS solution from HighJump Software, a 3M Company, in order to support Kichler's growth plan, improve overall facility throughput and meet or exceed customer service expectations.

Dan Speck, director of distribution for Kichler, said: "ESYNC has been with us every step of the way, asking the right questions and looking out for our best interests. We couldn't have chosen a more experienced and knowledgeable partner to help us meet our distribution goal of being viewed by our customers as 'best in class.'"

Jim McNerney, ESYNC principal and co-founder, said: "We are very happy with project results thus far for Kichler. It's been a pleasure to work with their team and we look forward to continuing to help Kichler achieve their objectives."

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For more information on the latest trends in the fulfillment space, see the article "The Analyst Corner: Fulfillment & Logistics" in the October/November 2004 issue of Supply & Demand Chain Executive.