July 21, 2014

Capacity LLC Facilities Manager Adam Wise talks about how he manages Capacity’s east coast warehouse in North Brunswick, NJ.

Adam discusses his role at our New Jersey campus, as well as about what makes the company a special place to work. Continue reading Capacity LLC Video: We Know Logistics #4

July 15, 2014

Capacity LLC’s Director of Operations Karim Fofana talks about handling the daily flow of activity at Capacity’s New Jersey warehouse and campus. Continue reading Video: Capacity LLC – We Know Logistics #3

June 4, 2014

Capacity LLC’s Director of Assembly Emily Siegert talks about how assembly is the key to a smoothly functioning supply chain and logistics system.

Emily explains how her team’s function is “greasing the wheels” of the operation, as well as some of the key elements of maintaining an efficient assembly line. These include:

  • cello wrapping,
  • shrink wrapping and shrink banding,
  • kitting and gift boxes,
  • component assembly,
  • custom order assembly,
  • inventory coordination,
  • over-labeling and product relabeling,
  • allocating suitable staff resources.,
  • and implementing employee efficiency suggestions.

Learn more about our company and team experience here.

March 28, 2014

Weleda LogoWith today’s post we start an occasional series of case studies focusing on the industries and companies with which we’ve been especially active. In each case, we’ve been given a challenge, and have developed a unique solution. We hope that the samples provide a sense of how we approach challenges and devise solutions.

The Challenge: Skin and Haircare

Beauty care company Weleda NA wanted to consolidate its six sprawling warehouses under a single roof. But that one, rather large location had to offer full service logistics, multi-channel distribution, e-commerce order fulfillment, sales brokers, distributors like United Natural Food, Inc. (UNFI) and retailers like Target and WholeFoods. Critically, Weleda needed a logistics company that could develop methods for handling short-dated product and First Expiration, First Out (FEFO) inventory, while also repackaging 100% of its product inbound from Germany.

 The Capacity LLC Solution:

Capacity LLC methodically went to work, replacing each element of Weleda’s complex US distribution network, handling everything from point of entry into the country and repackaging items for the US market though to multi-channel shipping. We also developed FEFO inventory management techniques, and separate silos for pick and pack, case pick and short-dated inventory. The resulting solution offered Weleda significant economies of scale and fewer logistics induced headaches. Six locations into one with additional services added? Not a problem.

Enhanced by Zemanta
March 10, 2014
English: Natirar Park and Mansion, Somerset Co...
Natirar Park and Mansion, Somerset County, New Jersey (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

Capacity spent last Friday in the presence of Virgin CEO Richard Branson. Sort of. We took a day to gather 30 members of the staff for a retreat at the Branson owned 90 acre Natirar culinary center in bucolic Peapack, New Jersey. Driving up a long, twisting driveway (by long, it’s about a mile), dodging deer, we arrived at the former carriage house turned restaurant and culinary center.

 

We nibbled on mini pizzas that we made (sort of) and sat down to a few inspirational and aspirational remarks from CEO Jeff Kaiden. Then, it was on to the main course…. We split into groups to prepare a gourmet repast that included roast pork loin, with a delicious mango salsa, lemon and pesto chicken and  other treats.

More photos of our retreat are here.

The Capacity staff getting down to business
The Capacity staff getting down to business

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

An afternoon away from the office accomplished several things. The Capacity staff was able to talk and interact away from the pressures of the office (always a good thing) and the splitting up of the staff into different cooking teams enabled people from different departments to get to know each other a little bit better. 

It was a great afternoon, a terrific team building exercise. And the food was great. A great end (we hope) to a deep New Jersey winter.

Enjoying the fruits of our labors!
Enjoying the fruits of our labors!

 

Enhanced by Zemanta