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9/5/2016

Waller & Associates Announces the Addition of Mark Kidwell, Managing Director, Operational Excellence.

September 5, 2016

Atlanta, GA – Waller & Associates, LLC today announced the addition of Mark Kidwell to the role of Managing Director, Operational Excellence. He is responsible for leading the organization in building and enhancing distribution operational process improvement initiatives with both our government and commercial clients. Mark will also support our Technology Services with the evaluation, implementation, and project management support for today’s supply chain execution software such as Warehouse Management Systems (WMS), Labor Management Systems (LMS), Transportation Management Systems (TMS), and Voice Recognition Systems.

Mark brings over 30 years of experience in supply chain consulting, operations & engineering management, and integrated systems design & implementation. He has worked as an employee at companies such as UPS, ES3, Scholastic Publishing, and OHL.  He also has experience across a wide variety of companies and industries from over 7 years of experience in consulting & integrated system design/installation.

Mark earned a B.S. in Business Management and has presented at multiple industry conferences.

About Waller & Associates, LLC

Based in Atlanta, Georgia, Waller & Associates, LLC is a privately owned warehousing and distribution consulting firm established in 2009. Our consultants have concentrated exclusively on helping companies and government agencies streamline their warehousing and distribution operations to achieve lower costs, higher profits and happier customers. Our team delivers real world solutions and knowledge gained from many years of hands-on, practical operations experience working with today’s innovators in supply chain management. We bring the right people, armed with insights in business logistics, who have applied leading management tools such as Six Sigma and LEAN, to improve supply chain effectiveness. For more information, please visit www.WallerAssoc.com.

Contact Information: To learn more about Waller & Associates’ warehousing and distribution consulting services, call 1 (888) 667-7760 (US & Canada) / +1 (678) 922-2625 (International) or e-mail info@wallerassoc.com

9/1/2016

Come join Waller & Associates at the 2016 CSCMP Annual Conference in Orlando, September 25 – 28, 2016.

Please join us at the 2016 CSCMP Annual Conference. It is being held May 3-6 at the Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center in Kissimmee, Florida near Orlando. Please contact us at info@wallerassoc.com to make an appointment to talk.

CSCMP Annual Conference Info

8/17/2015

Waller & Associates Awarded Contract with General Dynamics to Provide Warehousing Consulting for their Distribution Center Network.

Company leverages 27 years of distribution experience to deliver support to global government contractor

ATLANTA, GA – Warehousing and distribution consulting services provider, Waller & Associates, LLC announced that General Dynamics Information Technology, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) selected them to provide operational process improvement consulting services for their distribution center network.

“It’s exciting to have the opportunity to leverage our 27 years of warehousing expertise in both the government and private sector to assist General Dynamics Information Technology improve their distribution center operations,” commented Jeff Waller, president and founder of Waller & Associates.

About General Dynamics Information Technology

As a trusted systems integrator for more than 50 years, General Dynamics Information Technology provides information technology (IT), systems engineering, professional services and simulation and training to customers in the defense, federal civilian government, health, homeland security, intelligence, state and local government and commercial sectors. Headquartered in Fairfax, Va., with major offices worldwide, the company delivers IT enterprise solutions, manages large-scale, mission-critical IT programs and provides mission support services. General Dynamics Information Technology is one of four business units of the General Dynamics Information Systems and Technology business segment. For more information please visit www.gdit.com

About Waller & Associates

Waller & Associates, LLC is a privately owned supply chain consulting firm. For over 25 years, the professionals at Waller & Associates have concentrated exclusively on helping companies streamline their warehousing and distribution operations to achieve lower costs, higher profits and happier customers. Our team delivers real world solutions and knowledge—gained from many years of hands-on, practical, operations experience working with today’s innovators in supply chain management. We bring the right people—armed with insights in business logistics, who have applied leading management tools such as Six Sigma and Lean Manufacturing—to improve supply chain effectiveness. For more information please visit www.WallerAssoc.com.

Contact Information: To learn more about Waller & Associates’ warehousing and distribution consulting services, call +1 (888) 667-7760 or email info@wallerassoc.com. Download this press release.

8/9/2015

KaVo Kerr Group Chooses Waller & Associates to Design Their New Los Angeles Distribution Center

ATLANTA, GA – Warehousing and distribution consulting services provider, Waller & Associates, LLC. announced that KaVo Kerr Group has selected them to design their new distribution center to be located in the Greater Los Angeles area.

“We’re delighted to help KaVo Kerr Group achieve success with this project. I’m proud our team has the operational and engineering strength to support the expanding needs of their distribution operations,” commented Jeff Waller, president and founder of Waller & Associates.

About KaVo Kerr Group

KaVo Kerr Group is a world leader in smart products and processes that enable dental professionals to confidently optimize their work and lives. With our deep experience and proven solutions, we are proud to serve 99 percent of dental practices around the world. In addition, we work closely with special markets including: Universities, Military, Government, DSO’s, Labs and Community Health Organizations for the betterment of dentistry. For more information please visit www.kavokerrgroup.com.

About Waller & Associates

Waller & Associates, LLC is a privately owned supply chain consulting firm. For over 20 years, the professionals at Waller & Associates have concentrated exclusively on helping companies streamline their warehousing and distribution operations to achieve lower costs, higher profits and happier customers. Our team delivers real world solutions and knowledge—gained from many years of hands-on, practical, operations experience working with today’s innovators in supply chain management. We bring the right people—armed with insights in business logistics, who have applied leading management tools such as Six Sigma and Lean Manufacturing—to improve supply chain effectiveness. For more information please visit www.WallerAssoc.com.

Contact Information: To learn more about Waller & Associates’ warehousing and distribution consulting services, call +1 (888) 667-7760 or e-mail info@wallerassoc.com.

3/18/15

Come join Waller & Associates at the 2015 WERC Annual Conference in Orlando, May 3-6.

Please join us at the 2015 Warehousing Education and Research Council (WERC) Annual Conference. It is being held May 3-6 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Orlando. Please contact us to make an appointment to talk.

WERC Conference Info

3/22/14

Waller & Associates unveils Information Technology Assessment Services

On March 19, Waller & Associates unveiled our new Information Technology Assessment Services as another strategic component of our expanding commitment to our Warehousing and Distribution clients.

This unique service offers our clients the ability to assess and modify one of the most overlooked tools in their supply chain operations, their IT systems. Making sure clients’ systems are current by implementing upgrades or replacements of hardware, software, and technologies to satisfy their current Communications, Management and Logistics needs while planning for future growth ensures greater data input and retrieval for better decision making and cost effectiveness.

1/13/14
Waller & Associates introduces Engineered Labor Standards / Work Measurement Services

Waller & Associates introduces our new Engineered Labor Standards / Work Measurement Services as part of our growing Warehousing and Distribution services.

This new service concentrates on helping our clients assess and modify their productivity and reduce operating costs through the application of time and motion study and activity sampling techniques including Lean practices and MOST.

12/16/12
Waller & Associates joins the Clean Air Campaign

Waller & Associates has partnered with The Clean Air Campaign, the Georgia non-profit organization committed to improving air quality and reducing traffic congestion, as a Teleworking partner.

Daily use of video-conferencing, digital files, e-mail, and FTP technologies allows us to connect our clients, offices and consultants throughout the world while creating much less impact on our world’s environment.

12/17/10
US Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) awards Waller & Associates, LLC, a four year contract as primary sub-contractor.

ATLANTA, GA – Announced today that the US Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) has awarded Waller & Associates, LLC, working as the primary sub-contractor, with Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) BPA’s as a result of Solicitation SP4703-10-Q-0020 for both Operations Research (OR) and Logistics Support Analysis (LSA). The term of this contract is four years.

3/12/10

Waller & Associates Announces Promotion of Douglas Cantriel to Vice President, Government & Global Services

ATLANTA, GA – Waller & Associates, LLC today announced the promotion of Douglas Cantriel to the role of Vice President, Government & Global Services. He is responsible for leading the organization in building and enhancing collaborative marketing, supply chain, and logistics initiatives with our government contract customers and global partners.

Douglas joined Waller & Associates in 2009 as an Executive Consultant and has contributed significantly to the growth and success of the company. He has played a key role in building the government contract business as well as establishing global partner relationships. His focused planning, initiative, and customer engagement have been instrumental in the growth of Waller & Associates and the successful management of government engagements.

Douglas has earned a B.S. in Business Management, an M.B.A. in International Business, and he is currently pursuing a Ph. D. in International Business.

1/13/10

Waller & Associates Join the EPA’s Green Power Partnership Program

ATLANTA, GA – Warehousing and distribution consulting services provider, Waller & Associates, LLC. today announced it has joined the EPA’s Green Power Partnership Program.

The Green Power Partnership is a voluntary program that encourages organizations to buy green power as a way to reduce the environmental impacts associated with purchased electricity use. The Partnership currently has hundreds of Partner organizations voluntarily purchasing billions of kilowatt-hours of green power annually.

“In the case of most of our clients, the supply chain represents 75% of the firm’s total carbon footprint, ” said Jeff Waller, President at Waller & Associates. “Since we advise our clients on Green Supply Chain practices, we took it upon ourselves to invest in clean electricity solutions, such as Georgia Green Power EMC’s Renewable Energy Program which utilizes ‘green’ resources consisting of biomass, solar, wind, and water to generate electricity and offset the impact that our offices have on the environment. Currently 20% of our electricity comes from clean, wind technology.”

10/29/09
McLane Advanced Technologies (MAT) awards Waller & Associates contract extension to provide distribution & warehousing consulting services for the U.S. Defense Logistics Agency.

10/28/09
DC Velocity Magazine Interviews Jeff Waller, President of Waller & Associates, LLC, on Grocers Distribution Center Automation

When it comes to warehouse automation, the U.S. grocery industry has long been the final frontier. For decades, grocers’ warehouses and distribution centers remained untouched by the wave of automation sweeping through the nation’s DCs. While pharmaceutical, electronics, and consumer goods facilities all around them installed the latest automated material handling systems, grocers clung to their manual ways. Jeff Waller, President of Waller & Associates, LLC Distribution & Warehousing consulting firm was recently contacted by DC Velocity Magazine to comment on the reasons grocers have been reluctant to automate their distribution centers.

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10/9/2009

C&S Wholesale Grocers Boosts Distribution Productivity with Waller & Associates

ATLANTA, GA – Warehousing and distribution consulting services provider, Waller & Associates, LLC. announced that C&S Wholesale Grocers has enhanced its distribution business with the implementation of RedPrairie’s Labor Management solution (LMS) at its Vermont distribution center. C&S Wholesale Grocers selected Waller & Associates to provide overall project management and implementation support in the company’s efforts to improve operational efficiency and customer service.

Since implementing the Labor Management System, C&S experienced a labor productivity increase of nearly 20% in the forklift and selection activities of the distribution center, allowing the operation to optimize warehouse labor. In addition, the distribution center has experienced decreased overall labor costs. The improved operational efficiencies have resulted in fewer hours spent completing the same volume of work. Warehouse tasks are now targeted, and management can redeploy resources more logically.

“We’re delighted with the success we have helped C&S Wholesale Grocers achieve with this project. I’m proud that once again our team showed the strength of our services in being able to support the demands of a successful distribution operation,” commented Jeff Waller, president and founder of Waller & Associates. “We are pleased to be playing our part in the improvement of C&S’ fulfillment operations which is further improving the quality of service and reducing costs for C&S and their customers.”

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