Throughput Doubled, Zero Increase In Labor.
A major book publisher experienced a volume surge, pushing the limits of their current operation. The Internet and today’s fast-paced environment have challenged them to get product out in the market quicker.
The first phase overhauled the shipping system. The shipping sorter was replaced and put in the air, which doubled the speed and tripled the dock spots to meet the demands of the market. The second phase gave the picking system a much needed upgrade, adding sortation to the split case picking system.
The two-phased upgrade met the goals of the publisher. “We did not add any man power to the operation… and cut our cycle time in half… [and] we’ve increased our accuracy.”
Higher Productivity, Processing Efficiency.
Two years ago, a candle & home accessories producer was picking orders onto pallets one store at a time. Things have changed dramatically since then. The company is now processing more orders, more efficiently with only one third of the staff. The difference: a new distribution center with a streamlined and efficient conveyor system.
The opportunity for change came when they acquired a new complex that had existing racks and shelving in place. The company worked hand-in-hand with their Hytrol distributor to design a conveyor system that would capitalize on the existing equipment in place and deliver the kind of productivity needed to support growing business lines.
The new installation has had an immediate and positive impact on the company’s distribution operations. In the past, orders were picked one store at a time, now they can do a much more efficient bulk distribution pick. “We can pick orders in bulk for a dozen stores at a time and then sort to the appropriate stores. This is a direct result of the Hytrol conveyor system.”
Higher Shipping Volume, Better Order Accuracy.
A manufacturer of nutritional supplements had been shipping orders from an outdated facility that had one forklift and one conveyor line. Orders had to be moved and tracked manually – an approach not very well suited to a fast-growing organization with customers across North America and around the world.
Management moved to address the situation and achieved all of their goals with the opening of a new modern distribution center. The 141,000 square-foot facility seamlessly integrates a variety of conveyor equipment from Hytrol. It employs the latest scanning equipment and computer controls to ensure shipment accuracy and productivity. It also allows workers to focus on their jobs without having to worry about the risk of injury from heavy lifting or excessive manual handling.
The new installation has already delivered multiple benefits. “We’ve experienced higher shipping volume, better order accuracy, and a noticeable reduction in wrong orders shipped.” Employee benefits include more ergonomic lifting and less line to cover.
Hytrol. We Know Conveyor.
Hytrol’s experience speaks for itself. From the simplest one line shipping operations to the most complex manufacturing and production facilities, Hytrol’s conveyors can handle it all. We will work with you to design the perfect solution for your needs.
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