JFC International Inc.

Food Distribution Center

  • Client:JFC International, Inc.
  • Project Completion: May, 2008
  • Work Executed: Construction & Maintenance
  • Floor Space:200,000 sq. ft
  • Location:7101 E. Slauson Avenue,
    Los Angeles, CA 90040

Details

This project was helping JFC International, the biggest oversea Japanese food distribution center (160,000 sq.ft), to move its main corporate office in the United States from San Francisco to Los Angeles. Work included site selection and the negotiation, management and construction of a food distribution center using WMS (Warehouse management system) and WCS (Warehouse control system).
This involved installing three temperature-zone frozen refrigerator systems and other related equipment. We coordinated subcontractors, supported value-engineering, and functioned as project manager for planning and construction throughout the project.
When JFC held its grand opening ceremony, and invited the Japanese consul and Southern California’s notables, our creative design department created the company brochure, DVD, and other marketing tools. After completion of construction, we took on all maintenance for facilities and equipment.

Challenges

A good timing, enforcement of appropriate communication
Subordinate responsibility in this project was delegated among client, architect, construction, construction management, WMS•WCS system, and three temperature-zone frozen refrigerator systems, and each had its own project manager. The client demanded to receive a real-time progress report.
We were named overall project manager on this project, from beginning to completion, and we supplied ongoing project and construction management services to the client. We managed schedule work and costs, and were able to complete this project on time.

Use of Retouched Photos

Under our company’s confidentiality and compliance agreement, some indoor equipment and people associated with this project are shown in retouched photos.