In theory, keeping track of inventory seems like a simple task. However, in reality it's a very complex process that relies on multiple processes...
At Siggins, we understand that warehouse and distribution center productivity is a reflection of how well the company operates in receiving, storage, picking, and shipping within its four walls. If the core team isn’t operating efficiently then the company isn’t providing the best it has to offer.
Demdaco, a supplier of household gift and décor items, recently commissioned a new automated fulfillment center in Edgerton, KS. The 325,000 square foot distribution center is among the first to be located in the new BNSF Logistics Park Kansas City intermodal facility. Jeff Baker, DC Manager for Demdaco's new Edgerton location, indicated that the rail accessibility of the facility will contribute to saving significantly over their previous North Kansas City DC due to costs associated with the drayage of inbound sea containers.
Because of intense sales growth, a national internet provider of sporting goods was rapidly running out of space. The resulting congestion was leading to order fill-rate, productivity, and accuracy problems. Existing storage media, which was completely full, consisted mostly of wire shelving. Batch-order picking was carried out in a serpentine fashion—using carts.
Billy Goat Industries is a US manufacturer of premium grade power equipment for residential, commercial and institutional markets. They have developed innovative designs for aerators, dethatchers, over seeders, high grass mowers, composite leaf blowers, lawn vacuums and related equipment. As with most growing companies, Billy Goat needed more room in their existing facility.
When our warehouse consultants at Siggins step in, they put together an in-depth analysis of current operations and proceed to problem solve and develop techniques to improve those operations.
Our warehouse design consultants are prepared to implement new designs and equipment or to reconfigure existing warehouse systems already in place in order to increase efficiency and productivity. Key areas of focus include space utilization, receiving, storing, picking, and shipping operations.
A warehouse and distribution center revamp does not have to take a long time to launch. In fact, at Siggins, we can handle all phases of the process including the design phase through to installation and implementation with minimal downtime.
We specialize in complete warehouse and material handling systems solutions that are designed to maximize your productivity while reducing overhead. Our experts design new spacing concepts, build those designs into reality, and teach new techniques such as an improved warehouse inventory management system to managers and owners. In essence, we teach them to pick and ship more products in less time and with fewer personnel than ever before.
Part of our analysis includes the implementation of new products to increase productivity. Strong partnerships with material handling companies make it possible for our team at Siggins to provide solutions and techniques for the most difficult of issues. Recommended products include:
At Siggins we know warehousing and distribution and it’s our privilege to share that knowledge with our customers.
Call today at 800-383-3218 to discuss your warehousing and distribution needs.
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