LEXINGTON, N.C., April 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- FLS, an outsourcing firm specializing in managed services for leading companies, including supply chain, management and staffing solutions, offers national manufacturing customers with North Carolina operations and beyond cost effective, highly efficient and fully transparent warehouse outsourcing solutions that meet the highest quality standards.
With North Carolina now ranked as the 3rd best state for business by Forbes, Thalhimer's 2011 year-end research indicates that the North Carolina industrial warehouse market in metros like Charlotte and other areas are poised for growth in 2012, especially with sizable new spec warehouses in the pipeline for the first time since 2009.
FLS, which has more than doubled its size since 2007, anticipates that demand for labor in all areas of warehousing, including production, light assembly and production, will increase in accordance. For U.S. based firms looking for full-service, cost effective and turnkey outsourcing solutions, FLS specializes in quickly helping firms ramp up warehouse and other operational capacity.
"With FLS, a company can retain its existing operational assets: Our business model is predicated on seamlessly assuming day-to-day operations, striving to improve productivity and safety standards, and providing the highest level of accountability and customer savings through our transparent cost model, which translates into meaningful cost savings," commented Darrell McNeill, Sr., president of FLS and a 20-year industry veteran, who worked on behalf of Sears, Kmart and Kimberly-Clark before launching FLS in 2007.
For companies that may otherwise consider relocating operations or even contracting overseas, on-site warehouse outsourcing has emerged as a viable and cost-effective option resulting in the retention and expansion of existing facilities. Since 2007, FLS has managed two North Carolina-based Kimberly-Clark warehousing operations with over 400,000 square feet of combined warehouse space in Lexington and Hendersonville, respectively.
"FLS understood the nuances of our operations, was able to increase productivity, and brought an impeccable culture of safety to the table," said Dan Heaton, a converting team leader now retired from Kimberly-Clark.
"Disillusioned by 'temporary' economic or other relocation incentives and longer lead times, some leading companies with strong domestic customer bases have found that outsourcing existing warehousing or other operations to the right partner allows them to more nimbly adapt to fast-changing business conditions and focus more on their core business expertise," added McNeill.
In 2011, FLS's Lexington facility received the state's highest safety rating, the Carolina STAR designation, which recognizes worksites with the ability to self-sufficiently control workplace hazards, the gold standard for managed service providers. Currently a Carolina Rising Star facility, FLS's Henderson facility anticipates achieving the same designation within the next year.
Facility Logistic Services (FLS) (www.faclog.com) specializes in managed services for leading companies. We provide comprehensive, reliable and seamless solutions for operations, manufacturing, warehousing, workforce management, and more at your location.
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