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Sedlak Supply Chain Consultants
Sedlak worked on a network strategy with the retailer
that included outlining several logistics scenarios. "We compared and contrasted the relative cost and service factors of
each scenario, so the client would know what each would
look like, what it would take to execute it, and how much it
would cost," he adds. The client ultimately decided to re-engineer its supply chain to bring its distribution in-house.

Client Support
Sedlak has served more than 1,200 clients through more
than 2,500 projects. The company provides services related
to supply chain and distribution strategy, distribution center planning and design, material handling solutions, facility
and operational improvements, warehouse management and
control systems, project management, omni-channel fulfillment solutions, and third-party logistics provider selection.
"We can work with a client from strategy to implementation in a robust way, and that is borne out by the longevity of
the clients we have and the work that we do," DuBose says.
The company works with all types of retailers, including
those who sell soft goods, hard goods, and food and beverages. In addition to its work in the retail sector, Sedlak
provides consulting services to a broad range of industries.

One of the company's fastest growing client bases is the
healthcare sector. "We stay up on technology and apply it
appropriately for our clients; we have always adapted to
changes in the environment," says Patrick Sedlak, one of
the company's three principals along with his brother Ned
Sedlak and brother-in-law Jeff Graves. "Healthcare and
healthcare systems today are changing, and we are involved
headlong into that by supporting materials management
and consolidated service centers."
The company in recent months has performed strategic
assessments in healthcare networks that have focused on
ways to drive out costs while improving services. "With the
pressure of modern healthcare costs, everything is being
reviewed and the old ways are being challenged. These are
exciting times to support healthcare systems because there
is lot of opportunity out there for improvement," he adds.
Sedlak's initiatives include connecting retail, healthcare
and other clients with software companies that provide prescriptive analytics software and material handling. "We are
not a software company, but we can expose our clients to
that technology and help them navigate its deployment,"
DuBose says. "We can offer an unbiased and broad perspective on providers in the technology marketplace and help
our clients determine best-fit solutions for their business."

The Long View
Joseph A. Sedlak, Patrick's father, founded the company
in 1958 after designing a new, state-of-the-art facility in
Cleveland for women's apparel manufacturer Bobbie Brooks.
Sedlak met Bobbie Brooks CEO Maurice Saltzman at
John Carroll University in Ohio, where Sedlak taught engineering courses. Sedlak -  who studied industrial engineering at the school - had previously designed a material
handling system for another company.
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