WE STRATEGICALLY CONTROL THE SPACE, SYSTEMS, EQUIPMENT AND PEOPLE THAT MOVE AND STORE MATERIALS.
Hodge can help you manage one or all of these pieces of the supply chain.
Whether you're starting from the ground up by building a facility for your operation, searching for a long or short-term leased facility, or just looking to optimize the space you're already in – our Hodge team has the capability to advise a plan that's custom to your needs.
Our due diligence process identifies and analyzes the physical attributes, environmental considerations and potential issues with any development projects prior to site selection.
Our Hodge professionals have the knowledge and relationships to work with landowners, property owners, tenants, real estate brokers, and everyone in between to select, negotiate and acquire the perfect space for your operation - at the best rate possible.
We leverage advanced AutoCAD design software to design your industrial space to maximize square footage and optimize the flow of material throughout your operation.
Whether we lease space from our own portfolio of properties, or develop a unique space from the ground-up, we'll manage the entire process from start to finish.
We ask questions. We get into the data. We discover how to optimize your operation without sacrificing quality. With this at the forefront, we build systems that leverage technology, warehouse design, equipment, automation and proven processes.
Our process for evaluating the systems that make your operation run starts with a deep understanding of the current state. Depending on your needs, we can help plan, execute and continually improve your systems over time.
At the start of any project, it's important for us to conduct a systematic review of the flows and inventory of material that pass through an operation over time.
We start by gathering as much historical and forecasted data as we can about the operation. But we don't stop there. We're always collecting, transforming and modeling data with the goal of making more informed decisions.
Creating a process map helps organize current processes and makes information visible to everyone involved. It produces a visual example of the process to simplify it and help identify areas in need of optimization. Once we know the current state, we begin designing a future state.
Our teams of engineers and material handling experts utilize advanced AutoCAD warehouse layout design and a smart mix of flexible storage solutions & material handling equipment to optimize your warehouse flow.
From improved inventory tracking to the proper utilization of human capital and equipment, we integrate a variety of hardware and software applications to automate redundant processes and improve quality. Some of these include:
- Warehouse Management Systems
- Fleet Management Software
- Labor Management Software
- RFID & Barcoding Systems
Always Analyzing. Always Improving.
You can't manage, what you don't measure.
You can't manage what you don't measure. That's why we're intentional about setting up the right systems to measure progress so that we can analyze our processes, helping us constantly make improvements.
Not only do we recommend the right material handling equipment and products to run your operation - we supply them, too. As a distributor of material handling equipment, we represent some of the best manufacturers in the industry. We help our customers maintain their equipment throughout its lifecycle with the help of certified technicians and after sales support specialist.
We'll work with you to identify the best storage solutions and build out an infrastructure that works in harmony with your systems and process. Better yet - we distribute the products that make up your infrastructure, so you're guaranteed to get the best.
The design phase gives us the insight to choose the right infrastructure for your warehouse operation.
Equipment such as forklifts are the workhorses behind any operation. They can represent your biggest expense, or your most productive asset. We'll help make sure it's the latter.
All the strategy and planning doesn't matter unless you're able to execute. That's where we come in. As a third-party logistics provider, we have experienced staff that can execute functions of your supply chain by finding and hiring the right people to take them over, allowing your business to focus on the things they do best.
Hodge can provide the right people for supervision and execution of the unique tasks your operation requires. Not only that, our integrated approach to material handling allows us to identify the right mix of material handling systems to create a more efficient operation.
From the movement and storage of raw materials, to work in process inventory, to the finished goods from the point of origin to point of consumption, our team brings structure and organization to complex supply chains.
Our team will work closely with your stakeholders to perform:
Our integrated approach links together physical flows with information flows to create a transparent view of your supply chain.