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Message From MWPVL Internation President and Founder Marc Wulfraat

On behalf of the MWPVL International team, welcome to our web site!  We encourage you to take some time to look through our Knowledge Center where we provide insightful perspectives on current and important supply chain, logistics, and distribution-related topics.  We will be updating the site frequently to add new content  so check back with us frequently.

2016 is our tenth anniversary and also our tenth straight record revenue year for the firm. We are very proud of our achievements, particularly in terms of the number and caliber of new clients that have entrusted us with their business.  It has been another busy year and we expect sales revenues will grow at an even faster pace in 2017 based on the book of business for confirmed projects with clients that has already been sold. 2016 has definitely been an exciting year for our firm as we continue to add more people and expand the size of our company.  I remain convinced that today, more than ever, there is a strong need for high quality 100% unbiased distribution and logistics consulting experience provided by seasoned industry experts who are focused strictly on the needs of your company's business requirements.

A few of recently signed projects that are currently underway include:

  • The design of a new greenfield 460,000 square foot centralized slow moving Grocery / Health & Beauty Care / General merchandise distribution center for a major Regional Grocery Retailer in the U.S.
  • The design of a new greenfield 500,000 square foot Dry Grocery distribution center for a regional Grocery retailer in the U.S.
  • A supply chain strategy study to consolidate and distribution operations across a fragmented distribution network and to outsource to a 3PL logistics company.
  • The design of an automated AS/RS 120,000 square foot distribution center expansion for a regional Grocery retailer in the U.S.
  • A massive 10-year strategic study for a major North American Grocery retailer.
  • A strategic study to assess integration of multiple business units for a major Canadian drug and general merchandise retailer.
  • The detailed design and implementation of a Quality Control Center for a greenfield production facility for one of the largest pizza restaurant food service companies in the U.S.
  • A master strategic facility study to optimize and reset a 475,000 square foot distribution center for a major sporting goods company in Columbus, Ohio.
  • A 20-year logistics strategy master plan for a U.S. grocery retail supermarket company that has a complex but effective distribution network strategy in place.  The plan enables the firm to expand its distribution footprint with the right timing, location and strategy.
  • The design of a new 30,000 square foot expansion for a manufacturing company in Fort Worth, Texas.
  • A detailed warehouse operations assessment for a major Canadian retail apparel company seeking opportunities to improve distribution support for its retail stores and its e-commerce channel within the same building.
  • A study of the business requirements for a warehouse management system and full services to assist in the evaluation and selection of a solution provider for a large beverage and ice cream manufacturer in Pennsylvania and also for a major food and beverage distributor in Jamaica.
  • The detailed master planning of a distribution consolidation project in Barbados for one of the largest food and beverage wholesale distributors in the West Indies.
  • The development of a national logistics strategy and the reset and expansion of two beverage distribution center facilities in Trinidad & Tobago.  As well the design of a freezer/chiller building for raw materials.
  • The conceptualization, design and master planning of one of the most automated pallet handling distribution centers in North America.
  • The design of a multi-temperature conventional Produce distribution center for a new greenfield distribution complex being constructed for a major U.S. supermarket retailer.
  • The evaluation of a distribution network strategy and 3PL outsourcing for a major American olive oil producer.
  • The design of 5 different options to reset and optimize an existing 141,000 Sq. Ft. retail and liquor distribution center in Miami, FL.
  • A detailed study of the business requirements for a warehouse management system and full services to assist in the evaluation and selection of a solution provider for one of the largest food and  beverage distributors in Jamaica.
  • A strategic study to evaluate the 3PL outsourcing of distribution operations in Europe for a company specialized in the production of musical instruments.
  • A strategic study for a major retailer of tile-related floor products in the U.S.
  • The detailed design of 7 facility expansion options for a 450,000 sq. ft. food distribution center in Laredo, TX including a state of the art fully automated ASRS facility.
  • The design and implementation of the world’s most automated logistics center for a major beverage producer in the the Middle East.  The facility features 9 different types of automated material handling equipment including ASRS, overhead monorails, inverted monorails, laser guided vehicles and automated truck loading equipment.  The building will contain more steel than the Eiffel tower. Production output will exceed 1,000 pallets per hour when the operation goes live in 2015.

The drive to increase productivity and efficiency is a moving target so where do you turn when your distribution operations have already achieved maximum performance levels? The best logistics managers recognize that there is always room for improvement. They understand that a  “fresh set of eyes” can deliver significant value through the application of creative and innovative ideas and industry insight.  This is precisely the role of MWPVL International.

MWPVL International provides a unique blend of specialized supply chain consulting services for high volume distribution companies to improve the quality, accuracy and efficiency of their distribution operations, distribution center facilities, and distribution networks.  Our staff of experienced professionals has managed a wide range of complex mandates for many world class logistics companies.  These projects have involved leading edge supply chain execution technologies, software applications and automation concepts integrated with best practice principles.  Our clients understand that copying a competitor's logistics strategy is not always the best path towards achieving logistics excellence. Our clients also recognize that true sustainable competitive advantage is created when new and innovative solutions are developed and applied specifically to the needs of their business.

If your firm is looking for a fresh set of eyes that can make a solid difference to your distribution operations then why not contact MWPVL International.  We can share our thoughts with you at no cost or obligation to determine if our qualifications are suitable to your business needs.

Marc Wulfraat
President and Founder
MWPVL International Inc.

Marc Wulfraat

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MWPVL International Inc. is a full-service global Supply Chain, Logistics and Distribution Consulting firm.  Our consulting services include Supply Chain Network Strategy, Product Sourcing Strategy, 3PL Outsourcing Strategy, Purchasing and Inventory Management, Distribution Center Design, Material Handling Systems, Supply Chain Technology Advisory Services (WMS, TMS, LMS, YMS, OMS, DMS, Purchasing, Forecasting, Slotting), Lean Distribution, Lean Manufacturing,Transportation Management, Distribution Operations Assessments, Warehouse Operations Consulting and much more.

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