Why KSI?

 

We bring over 38 years of proven supply chain expertise to provide your company with the highest and most unbiased comprehensive global supply chain solutions unparalleled in the industry.

Industry Experts in Customized Solutions: We are highly respected and trusted experts providing our clients with tailored solutions for their specific operations.

15%-45% Improvement in Productivity:  Our clients obtain a minimum of 15% and up to 45% improvement in direct labor improvement resulting in significant labor reduction.

Actionable and Successful Recommendations: Our comprehensive analysis approach and data driven solutions ensures our recommendations are successful at the operational, tactical and strategic levels.

Quick Turnaround of Results: Our ability to respond quickly to the scheduling needs of our clients' fast-track schedules.

 

Why KSI?

We bring over 38 years of proven supply chain expertise to provide your company with the highest and most unbiased comprehensive global supply chain solutions unparalleled in the industry.

15%-45% Improvement in Productivity:  Our clients obtain a minimum of 15% and up to 45% improvement in direct labor improvement resulting in significant labor reduction.

Industry Experts in Customized Solutions: We are highly respected and trusted experts providing our clients with tailored solutions for their specific operations.

Actionable and Successful Recommendations: Our comprehensive analysis approach and data driven solutions ensures our recommendations are successful at the operational, tactical and strategic levels.

Quick Turnaround of Results: Our ability to respond quickly to the scheduling needs of our clients' fast-track schedules.


Some of Our Clients


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Testimonials


  • I have used KSi in the past to perform various detailed distribution center analysis and they have always provided us with actionable recommendations to improve productivity and capacity. KSi has and brought forward many potential solutions based on their varied experience in the industry and determined which options were best for us. I would use KSI on future projects. Keith’s high level of experience, and desire to fully evaluate all the details and alternatives, as well as respectfully challenge the existing status quo, has provided a well-rounded additional perspective to our operations.
    Craig McPhee
    Vice-President, Warehouse

    WINCO FOODS

  • Greg Rowe
    We engaged KSI to perform a facility sizing study for us. KSI’s data-driven process allowed me to not just understand my needs today, but also to project growth rates and look at what we need tomorrow. Keith is familiar with automation and was able to give me the ROI on different systems so we can make informed decisions that will save us on labor costs. Keith and his team take a very scientific approach to these projects and gives you real projections based on your actual data. I highly recommend KSI for new facility projects, slot optimization, productivity improvement, and operational efficiency benchmarking, to name a few.
    Greg Rowe
    Chief Operating Officer

    HARDIE’S FRESH FOODS

  • Glen Keysaw
    Over the years I have worked with many consultants and the big difference in working with the KSI team is that they are great to work with, there people are smart, fun and engaging. They take a very detailed comprehensive approach beginning with detailed data files and create a virtual database, analysing it to evaluate alternatives and developing a recommended solution based on their subject matter expertise, deep operational understanding and unparalleled industry experience“
    Glen Keysaw
    Director of Transportation & Logistics

    ASSOCIATED FOOD STORES

  • Amy Niemetscheck
    The things you’ve uncovered and assisted with already has been beyond eye-opening!.
    Amy Niemetscheck
    President & CEO

    CERTCO INC.

  • Emile Breaux
    KSi has been our primary consultant over the past 3 years and we have utilized Keith and his team and their slotting software to reconfigure (re-profile and reset) our entire facility.  This reconfiguration included the implementation of a slow-moving concept that was new to us and will allow us to drive significant annual labor costs out of our distribution center. Keith’s group provided the analysis work, using our operational data, that directed all of the product realignment and rack reconfiguration to support a more efficient operation of the warehouse.  During the course of this project, they also worked with our industrial engineer to review and adjust our engineered labor standards to correspond with the new warehouse configuration. KSI is quite capable to perform a detailed distribution center analysis to provide actionable recommendations to improve productively and capacity.  Keith’s background and extensive benchmarking work is a good fit for us and would highly recommend them to a firm considering this type of project.
    Emile Breaux
    President & CEO

    ASSOCIATED GROCERS BATON ROUGE

  • Charles A. D’Elia Sr.
    Imperial Dade has worked with Keith and his KSI team for a number of years. They have brought a level of knowledge and professionalism that has allow us to build large efficient facilities. We see the results of their work on day one and then continue to use them to further improve our facilities as our operations change.
    Charles A. D’Elia Sr.
    SVP Operational Strategy

    IMPERIAL DADE

  • Enriquez Munoz 
    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.  
    Enriquez Munoz 
    Chairman & COO

    S-MART

  • Mark Lumadue
    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 as great partners that provide solid strategic insights based on their in-depth experience and industry resources.
    Mark Lumadue
    Director of Logistics

    TOPS FRIENDLY MARKETS

  • Matt Saunders
    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.
    Matt Saunders
    Adviser to Media Solutions Corp.,

    Associate Wholesaler, Inc.

  • Dagmar Farr  
    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.
    Dagmar Farr  
    Senior Vice President-Member Services 

    FOOD MARKETING INSTITUTE (FMI)

  • Todd Avery
    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 else?
    Todd Avery
    Senior VP Operations & Transportation

    PROPACIFIC FRESH

  • Tom Hughes
    KSI and team have been a great partner and provided us with strategic long-term direction and immediate cost savings that has been invaluable to our network and growth plans.  We refer to their past work often and would consider them again as strategic needs evolve over time.
    Tom Hughes
    Sr. VP Operations

    SUPER STORE INDUSTRIES

  • Patrick Tagnani
    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.
    Patrick Tagnani
    Vice-President Operations

    COASTAL SUNBELT PRODUCE

  • Lloyd Ligier
    Through a recommendation by one of our Members, Pro*Act engaged KSi and Keith several years ago to facilitate our Benchmarking Survey. Keith attended our annual OPS meetings to get a perspective of the distribution parameters of the organization, and then set about designing a meaningful survey. It was an evolutionary process.
    With over 50 distributors in our network, whose sales range from $25MM to $450MM, this was no easy task. Since all of our distributors are fresh produce specialists, our benchmarking criteria is vastly different from broadline or other specialty distributors. Keith was able to wade through those differences and develop an accurate, comprehensive survey. With Keith’s guidance, we have refined the survey to where our distributors can enter their own set of KPI’s and compare them to companies of their size and scope, and to the organization in general. This has proven to be an invaluable measuring tool.
    Along with the Benchmark Survey, Keith has kept us up to date on changes in the industry. From logistics, warehouse automation, warehouse efficiencies, to customer trends, he has been a valuable resource for Pro*Act.
    Lloyd Ligier
    VP Business Development

    PRO*ACT LLC

  • Duane L. Beck
    I would like to take this opportunity to thank you and your staff for an extremely professional analysis of our Global Supply Chain needs. The solutions your Team delivered where incredible. Superior data analytics supported by a team of experts with a wide breath of industry knowledge helped our company be better prepared for future growth in addition to helping us deploy best practices into our current daily workflows.

    Your team presented multiply physical layouts of our production, logistics and warehouse operations. These recommendations have allowed us to take advantage of some immediate supply chain efficiencies. The improvements were well received by our employees and have had a positive effect on customer order fulfillment cycle times.

    If you are looking for a consulting company that specializes in Supply Chain design and management, I strongly recommend Keith Swiednicki International (KSi) to help you effect change; with their support you will have a positive impact on your organization.
    Duane L. Beck
    Director of Corporate Supply Chain

    COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS INC.

  • Gerry Greenleaf
    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.
    Gerry Greenleaf
    Vice President Supply Chain Planning and Services

    DELHAIZE AMERICA

  • Jay Campbell Sr.
      "KEITH (KSi) are dedicated to excellence and improvement in the field of supply chain.  They are willing to adapt and learn and always provide advice that is realistic and achievable for the client."
    Jay Campbell Sr.
    ASSOCIATED GROCERS BATON ROUGE
  • Jeff Pedersen
      "Keith Swiednicki's insights always bring tremendous value to our ROFDA members. Thanks for being there, Keith. We appreciate you!'
    Jeff Pedersen
    President & CEO
  • Bruce Christiansen
    "KSi and team have been a great partner and provided us with strategic long term direction and immediate cost savings that has been invaluable for our network and growth plans. We refer to their past work often and would consider them again as strategic needs evolve over time."  
    Bruce Christiansen
    Group VP Supply Chain

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September 12, 2022
KSI WILL BE ATTENDING CAPSTONE LOGISTIC’S 14TH ANNUAL PARTNER SYMPOSIUM – OCTOBER 3-5, 2022 – PONTE VEDRA, FL
Keith Swiednicki International (KSi) will be attending Capstone’s 14th Annual Partner Symposium. The symposium is a gathering of supply chain executives and is designed to promote […]
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KSI WILL BE PRESENTING INDUSTRY TRENDS AT ROFDA’S FALL 2022 CONFERENCE – NOVEMBER 10-13, 2022
KEITH SWIEDNICKI INTERNATIONAL (KSI) will be presenting industry trends at the ROFDA Fall Conference 2022 ROFDA FALL CONFERENCE November 10-13, 2022 Omni Orlando Resort at Champions […]
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KSi WILL BE ATTENDING IFDA DSC – SEPTEMBER 14-16, 2022, TAMPA, FL
KSi will be attending the IFDA DSC (Distribution Solutions Conference) September 14-16, 2022 at the Tampa Bay Convention Center – Tampa, Florida. The IFDA DSC is […]
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