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In the highly competitive market space for Third Party Logistics (3PL) providers, it is especially important to utilize the latest technology and productivity optimization solutions. 3PLs are continually asked to reduce costs while maintaining or improving a company’s customer service levels. Measurable results are often required in order to continue with contracts and to expand into new business areas.

 Argent Global Services has implemented productivity, quality and service initiatives with leading logistics companies around the world. Argent provides the resources and expertise needed to see projects through to successful completion. Below is a partial listing of solutions provided to 3PL clients around the globe:

  • Relocations and facility start-ups
  • VantageRPM™ labor management system
  • Methods optimization
  • Labor standards
  • Warehouse slotting
  • Equipment selection

VantageRPM™ is a Labor Management System that provides individual and organizational performance and productivity reporting, labor utilization tracking, and manpower planning.  Flexible user definable organizational structure for reporting and charting by enterprise, region, district, facility, department, activity, skill, shift, supervisor and associate.

Some of the benefits of using VantageRPM™ are:

  • Quick access to productivity charts and reports
  • Accurate manpower planning
  • Built-in performance appraisals
  • Identification of non-productive time and root causes
  • Operational visibility
  • Ability to manage employee recognition and incentive programs
  • Improved productivity and time utilization 

Best methods are a systematic approach for performing work that results in maximum output with the least down-time at the lowest possible cost. Implementing best methods helps companies to:

  • Eliminate non-value-added steps
  • Improve workflow
  • Streamline training
  • Raise quality
  • Ensure consistency
  • Enable managers to identify personnel issues
  • Reduce costs

Lean means rapid change and rapid improvement for your organization. Lean is a powerful process improvement initiative that can be applied in any environment to deliver significant results in a quick timeframe. The Argent Lean Team provides a solid catalog of Lean services including:

  • Introductory Lean classes and workshops
  • Advanced Lean workshops
  • Mentored Kaizen events
  • Lean implementation / project management

Argent works with clients to implement Lean solutions that improve efficiency, enhance customer service and raise quality levels. Lean initiatives have consistently delivered the following improvements:

  • Lead time reductions up to 95%
  • Productivity improvements up to 50%
  • Work-In-Process (WIP) reductions up to 90%
  • Space utilization improvement up to 75%

Engineered labor standards provide associates with fair and accurate productivity goals and supply management with objective performance measurement data. Argent has helped hundreds of companies around the world to establish fair and effective productivity standards within their operations. Some of the benefits of engineered labor standards are:

  • 10-40% labor cost reduction
  • Accurate goals that are sensitive to workload and volume fluctations
  • Fair and equal basis for performance measurement
  • Foundation for effective labor planning and performance reporting

Argent’s experience and industrial engineering background make us uniquely qualified in providing companies with accurate labor standards and productivity measurement solutions.

Argent has thousands of man-hours experience training both management and hourly personnel in utilizing processes, technology and equipment to drive quality and efficiency. Our real-world experience and hands-on training provide clients with tangible and measurable results. Below are some of the training solutions that Argent Global Services provides to its clients.

  • Lean Training and Workshops
  • Six Sigma Training
  • Performance Coaching
  • Best Practices Training
  • Process Training
  • Software and Technology Training

Argent’s training services provide personnel with the knowledge and tools necessary to consistently perform at an acceptable productivity level. Some of the overall benefits of utilizing Argent’s training services include:

  • Lower costs
  • Consistent results
  • Better employee morale
  • Higher quality
  • More hourly output and less defects

Argent Global Services has extensive experience in providing layout services to a myriad of industries and organizations.  What sets an Argent layout apart is our approach.  Whenever we are engaged by an organization, our objective is always the same… to assist our client in improving productivity and service while reducing operating costs and enhancing profitability.

An Argent designed layout is based upon a detailed understanding of workflow, procedures and processes, technology, and staffing. Argent’s engineering and consulting expertise goes into every layout. This ensures our clients of receiving a thoughtful design that incorporates an efficient workflow, best practices, appropriate technology, and proper staffing levels. Some of the benefits of working with Argent to implement a new layout are:

  • Improved workflow
  • Reduced costs
  • Elimination of bottlenecks
  • Reduced travel times
  • Better productivity

Having a successful project is important to you and it is important to us. At Argent Global Services, we have managed hundreds of projects for clients across many industries around the world. We are passionate about success and making sure that our clients get the results they expect and deserve.

We have the experience, tools and expertise needed to see projects through to successful completion. Argent helps clients to avoid pitfalls that are common when internal resources are spread too thin. Our project managers work directly with management and hourly staff to ensure that goals are established and tasks are completed on time.

Below are a few examples of the project management services that Argent provides:

  • Lean implementations
  • Facility relocations and consolidations
  • Equipment selection and installation
  • Packaging and assembly line balancing
  • Technology assessments and RFP’s
  • Process re-engineering and training
  • Layout optimization and equipment transitions

Argent Global Services is a leader in providing organizations with realistic and measurable business solutions. Our experienced business consulting teams couple proven process engineering techniques and real-world business understanding to uncover operational opportunities for our clients.

 Once opportunities are fully explored, Argent works with clients to implement solutions that provide lasting change. Some of the benefits of working with Argent include:

  • Accurate assessment of opportunities
  • Independent and unbiased review of operations
  • Rapid development of road map for improvement
  • Outside viewpoint
  • Real-world know how
  • International, multi-industry experience

The effective deployment of technology helps companies to reduce costs, enhance visibility, improve decision-making capabilities and gain competitive advantages. Argent provides a solid catalog of technology services including:

  • Return-On-Investment (ROI) Analysis
  • Request For Proposal (RFP) Management
  • Technology Assessments
  • Project Management
  • Training Services
  • Vendor Selection

Argent has always had a philosophy of partnering with clients to implement solutions that drive efficiency, enhance customer service and improve quality. Some of the overall benefits of working with Argent to implement your technology initiatives are:

  • Unbiased recommendations
  • Focused and dedicated staffing
  • Project management experience