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Sterling Solutions is a supply chain management consulting firm with a successful track record of more than 16 years.  We work with clients in multiple industries to provide both strategic and tactical improvement solutions to supply chain issues.  Our strategic initiatives provide a roadmap for companies to successfully negotiate the competitive pressures of today’s markets.  Our tactical solutions focus on cost reductions and service improvements which dramatically and immediately improve our clients' bottom lines.

Sterling Solutions and Georgia Tech are co-founders of the Integrated Food Chain Center (IFC)

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June - August 2014

Led a distribution study for a large food retailer to identify significant distribution savings utilizing an innovative approach to optimize the handling and delivery costs within the cold chain.   The study focused on developing the proper protocols to ensure temperature variability throughout the cold chain was minimized and high product quality was maintained while at the same time consolidating product distribution requiring different temperature thresholds.

May 2014 - Current

Developed a distribution strategy for a high growth specialty food brand for a new geographic region of the U.S.  Identified and selected distribution partners and created a cost modeling tool to simulate impacts of various demand forecasts and strategic operational variability.  Provided implementation guidance of the strategy. The distribution strategy designed projected more than $1 million of cost savings over initial planned costs.

December 2013 - Current

Conducted a transportation optimization project for a large paper products manufacturer and distributor as well as 3PL selection and implementation across multiple divisions.

October 2013 - November 2013

Conducted an operational assessment for an investor of a rail start-up company focused on cold chain distribution from the port to company operated distribution facilities.

September 2013

Tom Chicoine has joined our team and will provide expertise for Food Production and Food Safety practice for Sterling Solutions.

 July/August 2013

Completed an assessment for a large east coast food processor/distributor company.  Assessed the cold chain integrity and operating controls from the receiving of product through distribution to the customer. 

 June 2013

Performed a cold chain assessment of a food retailer’s distribution and store operations in Florida.

 May 2013

  • Sterling implemented the pilot study for a major food retailer of custom design assessment tool to identify cold chain risks, potential customer issues and potential food safety risks at retail stores throughout the chain.

 April 2013

  • Sterling introduced a China-based company "The Place" to 22 industry leaders in food retailing, food distribution, retail design, building construction and product development to obtain successful business models and how they can be applied to their business strategy.  The work included an intensive tour around the US to visit these industry leaders and their "best in class" operations.
  • Sterling conducted an assessment of the quality of produce by thermal mapping through the supplier, distribution and retail network.

March 2013

Congratulations to David Sterling for winning the Supply & Demand Chain Executive "Pros to Know" award. 

Service Highlights

Sterling Solutions provides a wide range of services.  


Transportation Management

Sterling Solutions has the capability in making advanced total cost analyses and optimization of distribution networks involving the interrelationship of all logistics components, including inbound, logistics, warehousing, outbound transportation, delivery and fleet operations, inventory, organization, outsourcing options and a host of other related functions.

Further, Sterling has the experience in projecting distribution patterns, trends, technology requirements and work processes and integrating them into a systematic design to best meet future needs.  Supply chain and logistics management is highly dynamic and as such require sophisticated tools and methodology in determining long term requirements at a lower cost structure while balancing service objectives.  The intersection of industry experience, analytical skills and project management makes Sterling more than a consultancy, but rather a firm with a high level of expertise that can be applied by industry tested practitioners.  

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Food Safety

Sterling Solutions has worked with many of the world’s leading food suppliers, retailers and ‘fast-feed’ foodservice operators in the areas of process improvement, risk assessment and disaster recovery.  Much of our work has focused on perishable logistics due to its high inherent risks and vulnerability throughout the cold chain.  In addition to this work and as a natural extension, our team of logisticians, food safety experts and former FBI agents are incorporating Operational Risk Management (ORM) into an overall assessment for our food clients.

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