CASE STUDIES – LOGISTICS & SUPPLY CHAIN SOLUTIONS

INTERNATIONAL RETAILER OPENING MULTIPLE LOCATIONS
 

The Engagement

A major international retailer was planning on opening multiple flagship store locations and concept stores in the New York City area, over a multi-year period. The client needed a single source logistics strategy to source all of the graphics, fixture, display cases etc. Close coordination with the designers, marketing and general contractor to meet tight deadlines were required.

  • Axis secured an 85,000 square ft. dedicated warehouse in Saddle Brook, NJ.
  • The warehouse was enabled with Axis’ WMS system (Cadence) to provide full inventory management, at the SKU level, with item JPEGs. The warehouse was configured to provide floor by floor and department by department sections for most efficient distribution.
  • Axis identified and trained a dedicated team to handle inbound and outbound transportation, quality control, vendor management, and time critical final mile delivery, and customized reporting.
  • Axis provided the client with available office space and a working environment to stage and retrofits the store fixtures.

The Outcome

Over three years, 18 retail locations supporting four different brands have been built out with great success. The client has access to a seamless and fully integrated supply chain that allows for complete visibility and a single point of accountability priced competitively. An additional ten stores over the next two years are in various stages of planning and execution.

 

 

TEMPORARY CONSTRUCTION SIGNAGE SOLUTION

The Engagement 

One of the largest globally operating, multi-branded hotel companies in the world was planning to change its corporate logo. Axis Global was introduced to the firm's  SVP of Construction and Design to explore opportunities for signage upgrades, printing and other graphics solutions caused by the logo change. The conversation led to further discussions around the company's pipeline and new development projects. Concerns were raised by the hotel company that most of the temporary construction signage, or hoarding, around construction sites promotes the developer, the bank financing the project and many other third parties - not, however, the hotel brand. This represented a major missed sales and marketing opportunity for the hotel operator. 

The Outcome

Axis Global proposed to develop temporary construction signage standards for the hotel company's Owner's Standards Guide. Those standards would address design options, graphics standards, materials, construction and maintenance issues. Axis Global delivered the standards document and, together with the hotel company's technical services team, ensured the proper implementation of it. As a result of the client’s satisfaction with the project, Axis Global became the only approved vendor for end-to-end project management solutions - including design, fabrication, installation and maintenance of temporary construction signage. The first project is an iconic luxury hotel in NYC that is about to begin a massive renovation.