The Bolger Group is a professional consulting practice with expertise in every aspect of logistics supply chain management – including operations, warehousing facilities, inventory management, freight and transportation issues.
The Bolger Group has been recognized for its logistics, warehousing and transportation competence with products that have demanding service requirements and are susceptible to damage in transit – like furniture, air conditioning ductwork, automobile parts and food products. The Bolger Group’s clients may also receive continuing management services as a third party resource – with productivity strategies that have typically resulted in gains of 20% or more.
The Bolger Group has received “Awards for Excellence in Operations and Material Handling” for its distribution center designs.
Assist clients to create conceptual plans for new facilities or to upgrade current facilities. Provide advisory services throughout implementation to keep projects on time and on budget.
Inventory management, customer service, information systems, purchasing administration, labor resource analysis and utilization, site location, safety and OSHA standards.
Provide expert witness opinion and research support for litigation of supply chain, logistics, transportation and warehouse/distribution issues.
Strategies to lower freight costs, improve private fleet and contract carrier operations. Systems to achieve competitive advantage through traffic/transportation management. Transportation negotiations. Analysis and resolution of excessive shipping damage.
About The Bolger Group
Daniel Bolger founded The Bolger Group consulting firm in 1985 in response to growing needs for professional management of logistics processes. His extensive manufacturing and retail operations experience has enabled him to serve some of the top companies in the country. Prior to starting The Bolger Group, Bolger held management positions with the Anchor Hocking Corporation, Avon Products and Continental Office Furniture.
Today, with The Bolger Group, Daniel Bolger is a recognized expert in logistics, warehousing and transportation – including operations management, facilities and personnel. He is author of numerous articles on subjects dealing with retail and wholesale operations and has spoken at the North American Home Furnishings Association’s Resource Center, regional meetings and Performance Improvement Groups. Bolger has testified before the US Senate on transportation issues. He has also been called to testify as an expert witness to support private organization litigation and assisted the U.S. Department of Justice in fraud investigation.
He is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh in Engineering and earned an MBA at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He was a registered Professional Engineer earlier in his career.
Bolger is Past President of the Council of Logistics Management’s Columbus Roundtable; Past Chairman of the National Industrial Transportation League’s Highway Facilities Committee and past member and trustee of the Ohio Trucking Association. Bolger also served as Director of the Fairfield County Emergency Management Agency. Community volunteer activities included service as a Director of the South Licking Watershed Conservancy District.
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“Dan has a great depth of knowledge regarding warehousing and distribution processes, allowing him to go beyond good facility design to recommendations on specific job processes that maximize quality of service and labor savings. His no-nonsense attitude and willingness to frankly critique current operations expedite the process of improving the critical area of product handling, distribution and delivery. Dan’s help with our new Peoria, IL distribution center prevented countless design errors, and helped make a merely “good” facility a great one.”Paul Sherman
“Dan Bolger developed a plan to meet short term needs initially and designed a new facility to support our Ashley Furniture Homestore and Fleming Furniture stores. We have a clear competitive advantage with the distribution center and management processes used throughout. Sales volume increased in double digits the first year. There is no way we could have delivered that volume without the new facility and the operating procedures he helped us put in to place. Dan’s services are recommended to improve daily operations as well as facilities.”Dan & Karen Kelley
“Dan provided professional advice for the original design of our distribution center in 1999, subsequent expansion and annual operations consulting. Continuous improvement in our distribution operations is a direct result. His advice has included implementing RF bar coding, process improvement in prep areas, performance metrics to evaluate warehouse performance and strategic planning services. The net result is our ability for efficient merchandise distribution to our additional new stores and to customers.”Joe Fonti