Briggs & Stratton is the world's largest producer of air-cooled gasoline engines for outdoor power equipment. In the span of three years Briggs & Stratton's replacement parts business exploded from about 35,000 SKUs to over 105,000 SKUs due to growth and new product lines. They decided to develop a new purpose-built 300,000 square foot distribution centre in Menomonee Falls, WI (MFDC) for their replacement parts packaging and distribution business.
To maximize the efficiency of the move to the new MFDC and on-going production, Briggs & Stratton decided to implement a pick-face slotting application. After evaluating several alternatives, they selected RedPrairie's Slotting solution.
• Expedited staged movement of inventory between facilities
• Improved facility throughput at least 10 percent
• Enabled RF-directed put-away for inventory accuracy
"We were able to reduce our workforce by 20 percent, but actually increase throughput. We estimate that's saved us about a million dollars." - John Guy, Vice President of Supply Chain and Distribution, Briggs & Stratton Corporation
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