Header Image

Logistics

Getting the right products to the right people at the right time involves effective logistics planning and execution. As supply chains become more increasingly complex, having the right tools and processes in place becomes all the more critical. Even minor inefficiencies can result in substantial differences in annual mileage, equipment and hourly costs.

A 10-40% reduction in logistics costs is not only attainable but is common through the proper implementation of technology and training.

Having worked with leading logistics companies around the world, Argent Global Services has the experience and expertise needed to conquer complex logistics challenges. Argent’s unique hands-on approach provides clients with lasting change and not just a presentation that sits on a shelf.

A comprehensive and thoughtful RFP can make all the difference in selecting the right solution provider. It is critical to incorporate criteria specific to the client’s goals and objectives rather than relying upon vendor recommended strategies.

 Argent works with companies to identify appropriate solutions, develop the correct scoring criteria and select vendors based upon the ability to deliver the proper solution. This ensures that companies are provided with a comprehensive and meaningful assessment that enables them to make the best investment decision possible.

 Some of the benefits of having Argent manage an RFP are:

  • Dedicated and knowledgeable resources
  • Unbiased viewpoint and recommendations
  • Scorecard results
  • Confidence in decision
  • Expedited process
  • More effective use of capital

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

The financial decisions that companies make greatly affect the way they operate and compete for business. Many times a trend in an industry will cause companies to leap into an investment decision prior to determining if there is a financial benefit.

 Argent wades through the marketing hype to determine the true benefits for a company. We investigate the present state, determine the appropriate cost savings factors and determine the quantitative financial benefits to be gained through implementation. Some of the benefits of working with Argent include:

  • Quantitative ROI analysis
  • Comprehensive analysis and reporting
  • Unbiased and independent review
  • Peace of mind
  • More effective investment results
  • Expedited funding approval

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

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.

Starting with a comprehensive inventory of strengths and shortfalls, Argent helps companies to develop a long-term strategy that promotes growth and profitability. Whether reviewing existing products and services or evaluating the impact of new technologies, Argent provides an independent and unbiased assessment of improvement opportunities.

  • Create a roadmap for implementation
  • Deliver solutions that promote growth and efficiency
  • Improve organizational structure effectiveness
  • Identify initiatives that minimize costs and maximize output
  • Align people, processes and technology with business vision

Some of the benefits of working with Argent include:

  • Outside viewpoint of opportunities
  • Independent and unbiased review of technologies and tools
  • More effective use of capital expenditures
  • Significant return on investment
  • Expedited road map to achieving goals and objectives

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 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

Incentives are an important component in improving operational performance and sustaining productivity levels over time. A thoughtfully designed and fairly applied incentive program will motivate employees to exceed minimum work requirements in order to receive additional rewards and will improve the productivity of an entire operation.

Argent has designed and implemented incentive programs for numerous clients. These programs incorporate quality, productivity, safety, and attendance and reward individuals when they exceed established goals.

 Accurate productivity goals and standards are the foundation for a successful incentive program. If accurate and reliable goals and standards are not in place, the employer will pay out incentives for work that should have been part of the minimum expectations for the job function and will disenfranchise employees that are striving to meet unfair quotas. However, when implemented properly incentives provide many benefits for both the employeer and hourly associates including the following:

  • Increased productivity
  • Improved employee retention
  • Improved morale
  • Reduced costs