Grand Island Case Study
Our logistics center in Grand Island, NE, provides part inventory storage, value-added services, order fulfillment and line-side delivery into a dedicated manufacturing & assembly plant. The 422,400+ sq. ft. facility warehouses small lot & bulk parts to support multiple production lines and supplies repacking, kitting, sequencing, sub-assembly, part containment and returnable container management services, in addition to fulfilling a variety of orders. We introduced proven and customized solutions to satisfy client expectations for elevating operations to a “World Class Manufacturing” standard:
- Several inconsistent and manual ordering methods were transformed into a standard, automated system
- The warehouse layout was restructured to ensure part-specific storage & pick order locations are aligned with their corresponding operating sequences in the assembly plant
- Targeted commodities were converted into electronic kitting (e-Kanban) and just-in-time (JIT) sequence programs
- Studies conducted on critical shipment frequencies resulted in transportation-related adjustments to meet production schedules and address unnecessary ordering methods
These initiatives were accomplished while all segments were fully operational and customer initiatives of transitioning additional business segments to e-Kanban order processing were under development.
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