Proving the Merits of Systems Design

April 24, 2023


All companies, or at least good ones, are looking to better their processes and methodologies—it’s how they grow. Systems design is one major way supply chains evolve and logistics systems become standardized and optimized via connecting the people, functions, and processes of organizations.  

What does systems design look like from the perspective of an expert, and how can systems design companies help businesses achieve changes in well-established systems and processes embedded in their company? 

On today’s episode of On Time, In Full by Designed Conveyor Systems, host Gabrielle Bejarano speaks with Peter Ell, Systems Engineering Manager at Designed Conveyor Systems, to discuss how to demonstrate value in systems design. 

Bejarano and Ell also discussed… 

  1. How DCS can take steps to help understand the big picture of what customers need for their solutions 
  1. Recommendations for accurately and clearly demonstrating quick, efficient, and effective systems design solutions 
  1. Ways DCS can design while keeping an eye out for future technologies and ways to integrate them 

“These are sometimes very, very fundamental changes for organizations to say, ‘Hey, we need to move up too.’ We want to redesign the operation and we need a partner with us who can help us integrate it. It’s a big job because there are implications on, of course, the actual operations, the labor output, the distribution center you have. But it’s things like systems. Do you have the systems to support, to integrate, say, an automated system? Because that’s a critical component of it,” Ell stated. 

Peter Ell has been a Systems Engineering Manager at Designed Conveyor Systems LLC for more than two years. He began his career as a Manager in Logistics Modeling at UPS Supply Chain Solutions and worked in other roles such as Director of Engineering – DC Design at GEODIS, Managing Systems Engineer at KNAPP, Inc. before his current position. Ell earned his B.S. in Industrial Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology and is MiniMOST, MOST for Windows certified by Maynard. 

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