For over 30 years Keith has provided top quality supply chain solutions
to Fortune 500 companies which has contributed to his distinguished
reputation today as a highly respected global supply chain consulting
leader and trusted advisor well known to the industry. His contribution
to the development of Productivity Benchmarking data analysis,
insights and reports has provided substantial benefits to ROFDA
members and the Food Industry as a whole. He is a sought-after
industry speaker, has authored industry magazine articles and has
published white papers on a broad range of topics on Supply Chain and
Supply Chain Planning and Services
"With over 30 years of working with Keith Swiednicki, he has consistently provided three ingredients for success as a key partner in every engagement we have done together; practical solutions, creative ideas, and strategic perspectives. Keith's ability to bring the full spectrum of insights and actions to every engagement has been instrumental in supporting a variety of projects we have done together. Keith is a strong partner committed to helping our organization succeed."
Senior Director of Warehousing
"I have had the good fortune to have known, collaborated with, and worked with, Keith Swiednicki for many years. Keith’s unique ability to provide unprejudiced and objective observation and analysis of an existing operation and to provide unbiased, creative, and varied solutions for improvement in a respectful but tradition challenging manner is a tribute to his commitment to help his partners succeed. His experience across varied industry platforms and types and sizes of operations have filled his tool belt and solution library with a variety of solutions ranging from simple operational adjustments to dramatic changes in facility design, layout, and mechanical and automated material handling solutions. I look forward to leveraging the partnership that has been developed with Keith and his team at ksi to help ensure our organizations continued and future success."
Vice-President of Operations
"When Coastal Sunbelt Produce needed to finalize a layout and slotting strategy for our new state-of-the-art facility, I knew I had to call Keith from Keith Swiednicki International (KSI) to help us out. Keith has been a trusted, knowledgeable and reliable friend for many years. I knew we needed his hands-on practical expertise to help us maximize warehouse efficiencies. We trusted KSI’s recommendations because we knew they were providing proven techniques and valuable insights that were in our best interest. Keith and his A-Team at KSI have provided exceptional service levels that went above and beyond our expectations. Coastal Sunbelt Produce will undoubtedly look to KSI as our valued partner for guidance and support on any of our future projects. "
Vice-President Logistics & Supply Chain Management
"Keith has been a valuable and trusted partner to Associated Grocers, Inc. (Baton Rouge) for over a decade. AGBR looks to Keith for his analytical skills, experience, and market intelligence as a key industry insider who can provide us with best practice concepts and perspectives and actionable solutions and advice that is realistic and achievable. Keith and his team at Keith Swiednicki International (KSi) recently provided us with exceptional service on a project that required a quick turnaround. AGBR will recommend and plan to use KSI for future projects."
Adviser to Media Solutions Corp., Former CEO, Associate Wholesaler, Inc.,
"I have worked with Keith for several years on several projects in various locations around the country. He is my “go to guy” when it comes to warehouse design and efficiency. He has a great ability to understand the needs of the customer when designing new facilities, retrofitting existing ones or simply providing guidance on how to improve operations within existing building or fixture constraints. He becomes part of the team, not just an outside consultant. His view is always forward-thinking and strategic, but he understands the need to handle the present to survive the journey. His work focuses on efficiency, but he also understands the cultural aspects of the business when it comes to keeping a satisfied (and safe) workforce. I have worked with Keith in both union and non-union shops. Keith pushes back and challenges norms and comfort zones. I wouldn’t even consider going into a distribution center project without having Keith involved."
J.H. (Jay) Campbell Jr.
"Our experience with Keith Swiednicki has been very positive. He has a diverse and broad knowledge and experience of the supply chain and its various needs and requirements. He combines a unique blend of analytics with sound business principles to offer affordable and realistic solutions to product storage and movement needs. He understand the requirement today to lower and control costs with new, efficient, and productive ideas which fit the client’s budget. "
Chairman & COO
"For over 20 years S-Mart has turned to Keith to provide us with his knowledge and experience on the efficient design of our distribution centers. Keith has been our loyal and trusted supply chain consultant and has been instrumental in every logistics project S-Mart has undertaken over the past two decades. We value his input and wouldn’t make any logistics decisions without his insights. Keith’s commitment to excellence in providing the best supply chain solutions that are always actionable and the dedication to excellence of his team at KSI only solidified our ongoing commitment to have Keith as our trusted supply chain partner."
Senior Vice President, Member Services
"Keith is a recognized industry knowledge leader in productivity benchmarking. He is the brainchild behind the development of a comprehensive survey structure and operational metrics that provide grocery industry executives with a way to evaluate their existing performance and identify new ways to create improvement opportunities. Keith believes that each company should make the best choice and cautions against the "one-size fits all" advice. He provides in-depth metrics, ratios, insights and comparisons to best of breed distributors. He knows the importance of effective internal productivity tracking and the reports he generates enable all distributors to see the best practice trends and identify opportunities for improvement. He has been a key collaborator with FMI in the development and analysis of the FMI/ROFDA 2016 benchmarking study findings and reports."
Director of Logistics
"We chose Keith Swiednicki International (KSI) to relocate our frozen warehouse operation into a new building. We doubled our size and were faced with challenges of ‘right sizing’ the operation. Our goal was to re-slot our item mix, align family groupings, improve the pick path and increase operational efficiency. KSI conducted an extensive operational assessment, collected data and interviewed associates. They came back with a detailed working database that contains slotting strategies, direct labor productivity, capacity utilization, budget and ROI analysis. KSI’s knowledge base is exceptional. They are highly motivated, well organized, professional, and reply quickly to our needs. The recommendations are always delivered on time and with favorable results. They clearly separate themselves from other consultants with their depth of experience and industry resources."
Senior Vice-President Supply Chain Management
"For over a decade now, Keith has guided AG New England through several projects due to our explosive growth. From layout, design and expansion solutions, slotting solutions to improve productivity and most recently an automation solution. His expertise in supply chain is unequalled. Keith and his team bring a no-nonsense, honest and practical approach to clients. His guidance and impact on AG has been significant. We are proud to be a partner with KSI."
Senior Vice President of Operations & Transportation
"I have worked with Keith and his team for over 10 years. In that time, I have managed 8 different DC’s. When I needed supply chain expertise, I would get offered another team or another consultant company. I always insisted to my shareholders on working with the best; Keith’s team whom I refer to as The “A” team. Would you trust your multi-million dollar investment with anyone less?"