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Warehouse/Inventory Management Case Studies


Automotive OEM Taps Automated Lockers to Help Distribution Hub Run Smoothly

Challenge: When this automotive OEM upgraded the warehouse management system for its largest distribution facility, it knew a better way to manage handheld equipment was needed. There was no way to track equipment and no employee accountability. Scanners were being hidden, lost and damaged almost daily. The cost of managing this valuable equipment increased as productivity decreased.[more]

WMS Load Test Simulating 500 Users Produces Surprising Discovery

Challenge: Prior to a WMS Go Live, a power equipment manufacturer wanted to stress test new servers to ensure additional load would not impact operations. Time-strapped, they turned to us to develop a test strategy to emulate 300 RF devices simultaneously working in the WMS.[more]

Industrial Automation Software Accelerates DC's Shipping, Improves Accuracy, Increases Speed

Challenge: High-volume publisher was experiencing high growth, increasing demand, and a rotating, diminishing workforce. They needed to automate their manual operation to reduce reliance on labor, increase speed and earn substantial shipping discounts.[more]

GENCO Helps Publishing Company Create a New Supply Chain for a Changing Industry

Challenge: A large publishing company in a rapidly changing industry was forced to make serious changes in order to survive. As requirements for physical inventories decreased and digital assets increased, the existing warehouse and labor costs threatened the long-term profitability of the company.[more]

Increased Throughput and Accuracy in High-End Jewelry Distribution Center

Challenge: ScottTech worked with a high-end jewelry manufacturer that was looking to increase throughput and accuracy in their main distribution center. They were seeking automation tools and processes that satisfied stringent quality and efficiency metrics.[more]

Imagine Where You Can Go With The Right Automation

Challenge: A pharmaceutical company's existing manual pick/pass picking system was constrained due to unbalanced workload across the operation flooding some zones while others had no orders to pick.[more]

Robust Engineering and Planning Prove Vital to Redesigned Car Launch

Challenge: A U.S. automotive OEM customer's redesign of one of its car models required Comprehensive Logistics to re-engineer our 640,000-sq.-ft. manufacturing-support facility. This changeover needed to be completed in five weeks.[more]

Sporting Goods Leader Strives for a Best-in-Class Supply Chain

Challenge: Double-digit annual growth, a growing number of SKUs to plan for, and demands for excellent customer service led to the search for improvements in the area of supply chain planning.[more]

Service Parts Operation Delivers: 500 Orders/Day - 40% less People

Challenge: This service parts organization needed to handle over 500 orders per day and 170,000 items in their inventory. They needed to move from a paper-base, to automate through system-directed processes, gain real-time visibility and tracking of parts and orders throughout their supply chain.[more]

Inventory Optimization Drives SIOP Success

Challenge: A leading fixture and faucet manufacturer set out to improve service levels and increase product availability, without increasing its inventory investment. The company also targeted working capital efficiency for improvement.[more]

Distributor Achieves 50 Inventory Turns with Anseris Consulting

Challenge: A large Midwest C-store distributor was tasked with utilizing an outdated system to manage their inventory and short shelf products resulting in low user productivity and less than desirable customer service levels. With over 60% of the inventory investment in short shelf life products, the management of obsolete product was ever increasing as the business grew.[more]

IBS Dynaman WMS Solution Saves Distributor 4-5 Hours per Day

Challenge: Family-owned supplier of operating supplies/equipment for global hospitality set out for new WMS system. Requirements: Automated dispatching to eliminate inaccuracies/inefficiencies associated with manual intervention; Open integration with voice-picking, ensuring extensibility across warehouse floor; Real-time reporting/alerting on order fulfillment, improved replenishment process for better use of resources; Warehouse task-interleaving, eliminating wasted travel time on lifts and vehicles; Streamlined receiving process, allowing product allocation at line receipt versus at completion.[more]

Candy Manufacturer Improves Sales Process by Tapping into WMS

Challenge: A large 3PL supports the distribution efforts of one of the largest candy manufacturers in the world. Processing sales requests previously for samples and displays involved a text-based ordering system that required the use of a printed catalog to look up order numbers. The sales team needed a mobile option that simplified the process and integrated with the WMS.[more]

A New Supply Chain for a Changing Industry

Challenge: A top global publisher was looking to reform its supply chain to adjust to declining print volumes and increases in smaller, more customized orders.[more]

Kenco Implements FDA Validated System to Deliver 50% Productivity Improvement

Challenge: A pharmaceutical customer's growing order volumes and regulatory compliance needs prompted Kenco to reevaluate the customer's technology solution.[more]

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