Press Release: KPI Integrated Solutions Acquires Commonwealth Supply Chain Advisors

Jul 15, 2022

Further strengthening KPI’s capacity and expertise to provide end-to-end distribution solutions for clients 

BELTON, MO (July 15, 2022) – KPI Integrated Solutions, a leading supply chain consulting, software, systems integration, and automation supplier today announced the acquisition of 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.

“I 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 (NYSE: ARES), was formed in 2021 with the combination of Kuecker Logistics Group, Pulse Integration, and QC Software

About KPI Integrated Solutions:

KPI partners with our clients to design and implement a full range of customized supply chain solutions that elevate distribution performance, provide competitive advantage, and enable growth. Our data-driven, technology-agnostic approach to automated solutions transforms operations to boost fulfillment speed, reduce reliance on labor, and improve agility. KPI’s services include supply chain strategy consulting, network analysis, operations evaluation, simulation and modeling, facility layout and slotting, materials handling system evaluation, design and implementation, Warehouse Execution Software (WES), and system lifetime services. https://kpisolutions.com/

Media Contact:  Lisa French [email protected]

Click here to read a letter from the President of Commonwealth on his thoughts about the acquisition.