The principal of Sanns, LLC, Marvin L. Schuldiner, offers consulting services in the areas of:

  • Supply chain management
  • Logistics
  • Distribution
  • Process flow
  • Financial management
  • Project management
  • Strategic planning
  • Marketing
  • Online marketing

Mr. Schuldiner’s background can be found below:

  • 7 years at Toyota Logistics Services
  • 5 years at Tibbett & Britten Group Americas
  • 12 years running Sanns, LLC
  • MBA from Michigan State University
  • BS in Engineering from Rutgers University
  • In-depth knowledge of the Toyota Production System (“lean manufacturing”)
  • Inbound optimization
  • Warehousing
  • Transportation
  • Intermodal
  • Web development
  • Marketing
  • Financial management

How does Sanns perform their consulting?  Before an engagement, Sanns will discuss with the client in order to better understand the client’s goals and then develop a detailed proposal. The proposal will usually be structured in a “per hour” plus expenses (travel, etc.) format, with the totals hours in a not-to-exceed structure.  Before the engagement begins, a contract with the engagement details needs to be signed.  Sanns will always work with their customers to achieve top satisfaction.

Why use a consultant?  Many times, a company does not have enough internal resources or expertise to make changes to their processes or systems.  Smaller companies may need help with strategic issues as they try to grow their business.  Other companies may get so caught up in the day-to-day runnings of their operation that they do not have time or resources to plan larger improvements.  A consultant brings a vast background of ideas and experiences that use benchmarks from other industries.

Is it solely about lowering costs?  No.  Service to customers is equally as important. Each company needs a sustainable competitive advantage to have long-term viability and success.  Many companies do not look upon their supply chain as a competitive advantage, but more as a necessary evil.  Michigan State University (through the CSCMP) did a study on what makes a world-class company and found that the companies who were considered world-class use their supply chains as a competitive advantage.  Wal-Mart’s success (at least early on) is attributable to that.  Further, it may be better off for a company to spend more on their supply chain if it helps increase sales and profits.

What sorts of engagements have Mr. Schuldiner done in the past?  Mr. Schuldiner has done both internal and external consulting engagements.  At Toyota, he worked on several site location studies, including the Princeton, IN plant and the KY Parts Distribution Center.  After leaving Toyota, he re-engineered the national distribution network in Mexico for a large consumer product goods company, re-engineered the warehouse and distribution system for a regional snack food manufacturer and developed a labor forecasting and planning model for a major pharmaceutical company — among others.

How to obtain more information about what Sanns can do for your company?  Click to go to the contact page.

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