Implementing smart, fast and lean Logistics, Materials Management, Waste Management and Materials Handling systems increases facility efficiency, reduces labor costs and delivers an improved bottom line.  Lerch Bates Inc. provides comprehensive and innovative consulting to owners, developers and architects that integrates each aspect of Logistics, Materials Management, Waste Management and Materials Handling to minimize costs and maximize productivity.
We provide fully integrated logistics master planning, functional and space programming; labor analysis; life cycle costing, equipment planning and construction drawings for New Construction or Modernization.  Our work may include analysis of existing operations; functional programming and training, as well as project management services.  

Our focus is on applying our expertise and today’s technology to controlling operational costs and providing reliable environments for the efficient movement of materials, supplies and waste streams within buildings. We look at the project design from the same perspective as users and operators.

Lerch Bates Logistics services address the movement of bulk and unit materials to the loading dock and throughout new and existing facilities.  We’ll diagram materials flows to the service cores and note special considerations such as corridor widths, doors sizes and ramps. As plans are developed we’ll ensure proper truck access has been facilitated. Lerch Bates will create truck simulation diagrams and provide concise reports that are easy to understand which facilitate the decision-making proceess.


We assist in evaluating the needs of material transport systems; developing designs; creating equipment plans and generating specifications to ensure competitive bids and cost-effective operations.  Additionally, our waste management services are directed towards creating safe environments for holding, transporting and processing all types of solid waste products. We’ll contrast and compare the impact of various waste management approaches including organic waste processing, chute-based transport and compaction, dock-based compaction, recycling and holding to identify which options offer the greater benefit for your building.