Analog Devices, Inc. engaged Boston Industrial in 2012 to perform an in-depth GAP analysis of internal stockrooms, material handling processes and inventory management practices. Our consultants interviewed key personnel, captured relative statistics, performed data analysis, and flow-charted all processes. BI brainstormed with internal teams to validate assumptions, understand design restrictions and identify industry best practices.
The initial study provided a recommendation to implement a new Warehouse Management System (WMS) to enhance inventory management and provide order entry functionality at Analog’s main campus in Wilmington, MA.
In addition, through a Request for Information (RFI) process, BI developed and assisted with the review of a list of qualified vendors for client consideration.
BI’s engagement was extended to develop a detailed WMS specification and system interface document. A Request for Proposal (RFP) was generated documenting current and future requirements.