Integrated Buys Commonwealth Supply Chain Advisors
July 21, 2022
Integrated has bought Commonwealth Supply Chain Advisors, a Boston-based,
independent supply chain consulting firm that designs innovative demand-centric
distribution networks, facilities, and systems.
Driven to solve clients’ distribution challenges and provide complete end-to-end
solutions, the acquisition of a second consulting firm allows KPI to strengthen
our capacity to help our clients address their supply chain and operational
challenges. The combined firms will continue to provide innovative solutions
that drive scalable and resilient distribution networks and power agile order
fulfillment operations for existing as well as new clients. Commonwealth founder
and President Ian Hobkirk will be continuing in a senior leadership role at KPI,
and all of Commonwealth’s consultants will be making the move to KPI as well.
am excited to welcome Commonwealth to the KPI team as we continue to provide
data-driven network and warehouse designs that speed order fulfillment and
reduce labor dependence for our clients,” said Larry Strayhorn, CEO of KPI. “The
deep bench of our combined KPI and Commonwealth teams provides unmatched
distribution network strategy, innovative facility plans, and advanced automated
systems that deliver business results,” he continued.
“By joining KPI, we have significantly increased our pool of consulting
resources and added some great analytical tools to our toolbox,” said Hobkirk.
“We’ll have the same core consulting team that we’ve spent a decade building but
we’ll be able to offer our services on a much larger scale.” Hobkirk added, “Our
combined organization offers end-to-end solutions that build agile operations,
provide the most resilient and scalable distribution systems, and ultimately
help our clients build stronger businesses. It’s an exciting day for
Commonwealth and for our customers.”
KPI Integrated Solutions, a portfolio company of ARES Management, was formed in
2021 with the combination of Kuecker Logistics Group, Pulse Integration, and QC