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WeSolve Supports JLL with Multi-Phase Integration After Client’s Acquisition

WeSolve helps achieve savings of more than 10% facility-by-facility.

The Client

JLL, a professional services firm specializing in commercial real estate services in Chicago, IL, on behalf of Advance Auto Parts, Roanoke, VA North, America’s largest automotive after-market parts provider.

Project Summary

  • Develop asset consolidation procedures and process improvements
  • Execute implementation plans while managing manpower and other resources
  • Manage suppliers for consistent, high-quality performance
  • Maintain a detailed internal communication plan

The Challenge

When Advance Auto Parts assumed ownership of CARQUEST retail stores across the U.S., the company set an aggressive conversion schedule with nearly 300 stores targeted for rebranding, consolidation or closure. They retained JLL to oversee integration of the acquired sites into their overall operations.

JLL, in turn, engaged WeSolve (a JLL Synergy Partner since 2011) for project planning and oversight, inventory control and supplier management services.

The Solution

We worked with JLL to develop a detailed facility playbook to ensure optimal processes were followed at each site. To accommodate different consolidation needs between sites, the playbook offered two service level options: full-service or labor management-only.

We also collaboratively designed a flat-fee pricing model for each service option that could be easily managed and audited by all parties.

“Bringing the WeSolve’s expertise into this project immediately saved 15% in labor cost. The breadth of knowledge, resources and flexibility of the WeSolve organization kept us on schedule and within budget—without service issues.”

–Managing Director, JLL

In locations where the facilities were closing, we liquidated, salvaged, donated or recycled any remaining fixtures and materials.

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