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Commonwealth Supply Chain Advisors Selects Cincinnati for Expansion

August 8, 2016

Cincinnati, OH

The businesses and talents found in the Queen City, as well as the metropolitan area’s central location and strong business base, make the region an ideal choice for Commonwealth’s new office


Commonwealth Supply Chain Advisors, a distribution center design and operations consulting firm with headquarters in Boston, has selected Cincinnati for its new regional office. Commonwealth’s decision is based on the talent pool found in the Tri-State, as well as the area’s central location and strong business base.


“After exploring a few different options, we felt that it was time to make an investment in Cincinnati by opening an office in the city,” said Ian Hobkirk, Commonwealth’s Managing Director.  “Commonwealth has doubled in size over the last 18 months and we continue to increase our staff across the U.S. to support our clients.”


Vice President of Business Development and Marketing,  Jennifer Thomas and the company’s newest team member, Wanda Waddell, Business Development and Marketing Manager,  have established the new office in Mount Lookout (822 Delta Avenue, Cincinnati, OH). Commonwealth’s Business Development and Marketing Departments are housed in the new location, which includes additional space for more company growth over the next 1-2 years.


Driving the company’s growth is the fast adoption of its modern approach and to supply chain consulting by a growing number of clients which range from multiple global Fortune 100 corporations to fast-growing mid-sized companies. “With major industry shifts, such as omni-channel distribution, there is a growing need for advisory services in geographic network optimization, inventory strategy and distribution center design,” says Hobkirk. Commonwealth sees hundreds of distribution centers every year and has developed analytical tools for DC Design which enable operations teams to analyze large amounts of operational data and perform ad hoc “what-if” analysis with various potential future business scenarios to immediately see the impact on required distribution center capacity, facility layout design, and level of material handling automation.


Commonwealth has been named a “Great Supply Chain Partner” by SupplyChainBrain for four consecutive years. This prestigious list is comprised of supply chain service companies who were nominated by their clients for making a significant impact on supply chain efficiency, customer service and overall performance.


“We’re excited to be able to establish and office in Cincinnati to not only leverage the area’s wealth of talent, but also serve our Central and West Coast clients from a more convenient location,” said Thomas. “We see this as a very positive move driven by healthy organizational growth over the last year-and-a-half. We look forward to driving that positive momentum even further in the future.”


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Commonwealth is a leading supply chain consulting firm that helps companies of all sizes structure their supply chain networks, design distribution centers, and select and implement warehouse management systems (WMS). Commonwealth is based in Boston and works with clients across the globe.


Media Contact:

Jennifer Thomas, Vice President of Business Development

Commonwealth Supply Chain Advisors

(617) 948-2153