Great partners make us better.

Zinata maintains partnerships and alliances with various organizations that share our approach to supply chain enhancement.

McLagan International

Around 60% of all change initiatives fail. Sound high? It’s a statistic that consistently shows up in research. Pat McLagan is one of the world’s most experienced experts in guiding complex change. For four decades she and her company have taught programs, educated change leaders, reviewed and interpreted global research, and worked side-by-side with clients on change projects all over the world. She works collaboratively with clients to increase the probability that their change projects will succeed, with less cost and more positive energy.

Zinata and Pat McLagan are partners because we share an understanding of the importance of leadership in driving transformational change. McLagan International, Inc. has a long history focused on the evolution of leaders. They bring a unique and experienced perspective to leadership development initiatives.

Phenix Planning and Scheduling

Phenix enables process manufacturing companies to design and execute effective operating strategies and production schedules. With scenario planning, customers are able to find the perfect balance between capacity, inventory, and service levels. Visibility to real-time data enables agility and the ability to make good decisions. Using complex mathematical algorithms, Phenix manages the complexity of scheduling with ease, increasing efficiency, throughput, and allowing schedulers to break free from ‘fire-fighting’ mode.

Much like Zinata, Phenix is comprised of a seasoned team of experts who have been on the other side. Applying their extensive experience and expertise, they have created a manufacturing planning and scheduling solution that integrates seamlessly with Zinata’s professional services. Together, Zinata and Phenix enable customers to overcome their unique challenges and consistently meet their business objectives. 

Transportation | Warehouse Optimization 

Transportation | Warehouse Optimization (T|WO) is a provider of end-to-end supply chain solutions that focus on reducing the biggest part of most companies’ supply chain costs – transportation and warehousing. They have created a number of systems that “bolt-on” to existing ERP and WMS systems to enhance them. These solutions include:

AutoO2– Advanced load planning and warehouse guidance

AutoO2 – Optimized case-picking and truck loading

AutoScheduler – Synchronized distribution scheduling

AutoSPO – Ship Point Optimization

T|WO team is comprised of experienced people that have “been there, done that” in numerous supply chain industries. The T|WO philosophy fits with the Zinata approach to use experienced practitioners to bring simple, but powerful solutions to life.

Lean Dynamics LLC

Lean Dynamics provides manufacturing and supply chains operations with Lean concepts and tools to enable them to improve operating performance. Lean Dynamics engages the client managers, engineers, planners, and mechanics, trains them in the tools and their application, guides them through analysis processes to determine where the tools will be most beneficial, leads and guides the improvement design, and then coaches them through implementation.

Clients typically see benefits in reduced inventory and working capital, improved customer service performance, shorter lead times, improved OEE, and enhanced operating stability and predictability.

Lean Dynamics helps clients achieve these benefits through the use of Value Stream Mapping, Visual Management practices, Cellular Manufacturing concepts, Product Wheel scheduling, and Pull replenishment systems.

Zinata and Lean Dynamics have been partnering since early 2014, most notably on the project described in the Wheel of Fortune case study. 

Analytic Impact LLC

Analytic Impact provides solid, data-driven actionable strategies and designs that optimize decisions, leading to better top- and bottom-line performance. Analytic Impact drives value by focusing on the decision-maker – the individual who enables change in an organization. By utilizing a range of tools, from simple problem structuring methods to advanced mathematical optimization models, the solution is delivered in business-simple terms that are immediately actionable.

Zinata and Analytic Impact have been partners since 2015 but the relationship Zinata consultants have with Glenn Wegryn goes back 30 years when they worked together on Supply Network Design projects at Procter & Gamble. Glenn’s specialization in manufacturing sourcing analysis, supply network design, inventory management, and modeling and analysis bring complimentary expertise to Zinata’s Supply Chain design and strategy service offerings.