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Laurent Cochet Logistics Distribution Design Independent Consultant


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WAREHOUSE / DC Projects in China (Ref: NIKE, VF, BESTSELLER)
Concept Design; Operational Process Design, Vendor Selection/Contracting/Management for Automation, Racking, Trucks, Construction Manager, Design Institute, GC, 3PL, WMS and IT ; Operation Transition Ramp up & Stabilization.

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Laurent Cochet Logistics Distribution Design Independent Consultant

  1. 1. Laurent Cochet +86 139 1679 0471 Warehouse & Distribution Design Independent Consultant
  2. 2. Warehouse & Distribution Design Consulting Services •Case Studies: Nike, VF, BESTSELLER •Project Management / Program Management •Distribution Design & Warehouse Concept Design (E-Commerce) •Procurement •Warehouse Management system •MHE •A few Products or Companies I have worked with •Energy Efficiency 24 years in technical B2B International Markets, High Tech & Logistics 11 years experience in Asia (in Shanghai since 2007) Management Consulting / Technical Sales / Multicultural Management / Training
  3. 3. Location: Wuqing, China – near Tianjing Size : TBD Timing: Started Q2 2013, Expected Go- Live 2015 Role: Program Manager, supporting a European Project Director during the Business Assessment, Concept design, MHE procurement, WMS functional specs & vendor selection Project on-going Location: Kunshan, China – near Shanghai Size : 75,000 sqm Project Started Q1 2011, Golive Q4 2013 Role: Program Manager supporting a Europe based Project Director, Mission including Financial Tracking, Local Admin follow up and Support on MHE and Construction Successful Go-Live in November 2013 Location: Taicang, China – near Shanghai Size: 200,000 sqm Project Started Q1 2008, Golive Q4 2010 Role: Program Manager throughout the complete project life cycle including Concept design, MHE and Construction procurement, Process Design, Transition, Ramp up On time, on budget, exceeding foreseen throughput levels 350,000 sqm of Warehouse Project Experience in China since 2007, for Retail / Footwear / Apparel / Fashion Industry
  4. 4. Project Management Budgeting: initial budget, CAPEX/OPEX, financial risks, investment phasing, ROI Project Master Plan Project organization, Roles & Responsibilities / Teams & Consultants Vendor Management: Monitor Deliverables, Contract Management Executive Reporting & Steering Committees Change Management: Internal Communication Plan Cost Control: vendors deliverables and payment Knowledge Management : Project Data Organization, Project Share point Risk Management Project Communications: project updates, press relation, multimedia 15 Years of Project management experience 8 years in China + 3 years in Malaysia in team management positions Capgemini certified Engagement Manager
  5. 5. 11 Private & Confidential. © Capgemini 2008 Build the DC model 1 Inbound shipment planning 2 Yard management 3 Dock / Unload 4 Inbound receipt of goods 5 Crossdock 11 Value-added services / Light Manufacturing 12 Order packing 13 Pack and hold 14 Outbound customer compliant shipments 7 12 3 10 14 13 2 6 Putaway 7 Storage of goods 8 Inventory control 9 Replenishment 10 Order picking 1 4 11 5 6 8 9 Distribution Design & Warehouse Concept Design  Network Design & Strategy  Product Flow Analysis (Retail & Wholesales, strong experience in fashion industry)  E-commerce Products Flows and Logistics processes  Business Projections, assumptions  Operational concepts  Define & optimize Automation Level  Design DC layout  Warehouse Sizing  Work out initial budget  Estimate headcounts DC Key Metrics DC Dimensioning DC Layout Productivity Rates Business Requirements
  6. 6. Procurement Define Sourcing Strategy Delivery schedule and plan for readiness of critical components Specifications Review Vendor Pre-Selection, RFI Bidding Process, RFQ preparation and organization Bid comparative analysis using balanced score cards Organize Vendors Presentations and reference site visits Support negotiation and contracting process Maintenance Contract & Service Level Agreement Project experience procuring the following products or services: 3PL, Construction Management, Design Institute, General Contractor, LEED consultant, IT software and infrastructure, WMS, Handheld devices, Sorters & Conveyors, Mini Load, Trucks, Racking, Voice Picking, Pallets Trainer
  7. 7. MHE - Warehouse Material Handling Equipment Concept Design Operational Options and Lay outs Sizing Automation Level and ROI Detailed Design: System interfacing coordination (WCS, WMS), change requests, Building design coordination (building openings, loads, power requirements, operational clearances, Fire Bureau etc) Installation: Site coordination, Health and Safety plans Testing and commissioning: UAT support, ensuring cohesiveness of Level testing and availability of the right “modules” at the right time Maintenance Contract & Service Level Agreement Value added interfacing between the MHE System Designer and the customer operation manager. Project experience with both customer & automation vendors
  8. 8. WMS – Warehouse Management System Process Design/Capture/Optimization and formalization of the “To Be” processes to be used for MHE Design and WMS development List of desired functionalities Gap Analysis WMS Functional Specifications Drive workshops with customer and WMS Development/Configuration teams Training material preparation, training program design & organization Facilitate WMS Functional Specifications and Gap Analysis Value added interfacing between the WMS configuration team and the customer operation manager. Experience with Generix (Infolog) and Nike Xpds
  9. 9. Companies, Products or Services I am familiar with MHE Building Supply Chain Services IT (Infolog) XpDS (Nike)
  10. 10. Energy Efficiency Energy Efficiency Expert: Energy Audits (Level 1, 2 and 3 according to ASHRAE classification), Energy Modelling, Site Visits, Light engineering, Measurement and Verification, Financial Modelling for payback calculation LEED Certification: Supported LEED Platinum certification process for Nike warehouse in China, especially during the Design Phase with the Design Institute and the LEED consultant. Followed LEED AP Training (not certified) Specific Experience in Warehouse environment: Define high level sustainability initiatives Procure certification consultancy Support certification consultants in their work with the Design Institute Review and monitor green features implementation Coordinate interactions with other project tracks This skill set adds an opportunity for the customer to save money on the utility costs. In the industrial sector, I focus on complex technical audit involving industrial machinery and production processes.