Cornerstone Edge: Creativity to Optimize Supply Chain

Cornerstone Edge: Creativity to Optimize Supply Chain

Brian Carlson, Founder & Principal, Cornerstone EdgeBrian Carlson, Founder & Principal
Today’s supply chains are increasingly interconnected, with many entities working in harmony to source and deliver products to customers. In such a scenario, the supply chain’s efficient and seamless functioning can positively impact every aspect of an organization. However, a combination of consumer expectations, market complexities, labor challenges, operational inefficiencies, ineffective organizational leadership, and other factors creates significant challenges throughout the supply chain network. To address these challenges and maintain pace with the evolving trend, organizations need a deeper understanding of supply chain processes, intelligent workflows, technology innovations, and unique strategies. As they lack the required knowledge and resources, they look for a professional consulting partner who can support them throughout the entire supply chain (leadership, analysis, and execution) and deliver sustainable solutions.

Having been in the supply chain industry for several years now, we have noticed Cornerstone Edge is uniquely positioned to offer a full range of supply chain services. The company’s service offerings range from facility planning to implementing appropriate technology that will improve customer service, increase profitability, and reduce inefficiencies within the customer’s operation.

Cornerstone accredits its major part of the success to its top-notch experts who offer unprecedented knowledge, strategic foresight, and technical creativity to improve clients’ overall supply chain operations. “Our specialists invest a focused amount of time to craft unique solutions that are scalable and sustainable rather than any cookie-cutter solution that does not uniquely address the individual needs of their culture,” says Brian Carlson, Founder & Principal of Cornerstone Edge.

Cornerstone’s services mainly focus on facility, technology, and operations customized according to the client’s requirements. They help companies optimize their facility planning through determining the size of their distribution centers, the location and number of facilities, and deploying appropriate technology to sharpen every aspect of their operations.


Our specialists invest a focused amount of time to craft unique solutions that are scalable and sustainable rather than any cookie-cutter solution that does not uniquely address the individual needs of their culture

“We also excel at complete evaluation of existing technology and recommendations of new software technology,” states Carlson. The team not only enables companies to embrace new software packages but also guides them through the application of the software for evaluating the detailed requirements and performing unique and specific demonstration of the applications. As a part of their operational services, Cornerstone offers detailed and measurable labor analysis and scorecard management services for its clients in association with the comparison of specific metrics from groups such as the Warehouse Education Research Council.

What makes Cornerstone different is its creative approach towards analyzing their client’s problems first and then prescribing the solutions to help companies deliver products to their consumers in their preferred style. To better explain, Carlson cited an example of a client seeking warehouse management solutions. Unlike conventional consulting firms, those straightaway offer innovative solutions without a proper assessment of the client’s true business requirements, Cornerstone re-evaluates their client’s issues and designs to better match solutions for their respective problems. “We make sure to service your customers exactly the way you would want them to be serviced,” adds Brian. From designing a new operation to upgrading equipment technology to evaluating operational labor, Cornerstone has it all covered.

Amidst the pandemic, Cornerstone has leveraged its capabilities to enhance their services in some of the market segments that have witnessed a surge in demand. These critical markets include home health and fitness, home improvement, food safety and storage, and outdoor products and gun supplies.

Besides, the strategies dedicated to e-commerce and last-mile deliveries have changed significantly post-COVID. Cornerstone has proactively improvised its strategies for last-mile delivery, white gloves service, and other related delivery experiences, making necessary tweaks to help companies transform how they deliver and adapt to the new consumer demand patterns.

Striving towards a better supply chain ecosystem, Cornerstone Edge is focused on growing organically in both domestic services and global reach instead of rendering newer services and diluting their quality. Importantly, with Cornerstone’s leadership and innovative solutions, companies can now say no to what they have always known and incorporate more personalized solutions for their business problems.

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Cornerstone Edge

Company
Cornerstone Edge

Headquarters
South Bend, IN

Management
Brian Carlson, Founder & Principal

Description
Cornerstone Edge, LLC is a supply chain logistics consulting firm that provides a full suite of services to reduce inefficiencies within operations and enhance customer services. Their services mainly focus on facility, technology, and operation customized according to the client’s requirements. From designing a new operation to upgrading equipment technology to evaluating operational labor, Cornerstone has it all covered. Unlike conventional consulting firms, those straightaway offer innovative solutions without a proper assessment of the client’s true business requirements, Cornerstone re-evaluates their client’s issues and designs to better match solutions for their respective problems