Warehouse Order Picking & Order Packing Stations for Repair Clinic Awarded to Integrated Systems Design - ISD
Repair Clinic of Canton, MI has awarded Integrated Systems Design – ISD of Wixom, MI the contract to improve the order picking and order packaging areas in their warehouse. This was done to meet projected sales growth and eliminate the need to expand their building or move within the next five years.
Repair Clinic is North America’s trusted online store for replacement parts and free DIY repair help for major household appliances, outdoor power equipment, heating & cooling equipment, water heaters and vacuum cleaners. Repair Clinic has one million parts in stock for 160 brands.
The driving factors for this phase of warehouse modernization are to eliminate the need to move or expand the building and to improve productivity and throughput to meet increasing sales with the same or fewer resources.
This award includes the profiling and modeling of Repair Clinics’ inventory, improving order picking efficiency by relocating slow movers into vertical lift modules (VLMs), increasing the number of efficiently designed packaging stations and moving them to a new mezzanine.
The new system will save more than 40% of their floor space. This system will be up and running by the first quarter of 2014.
“We have a long and productive history with ISD. Because of our past success using ISD to help us economically meet our distribution objectives, we didn’t even have other companies bid on this significant project,” said Larry Beach, CEO of Repair Clinic.
A few years ago, Integrated Systems Design was awarded the first phase of this project which focused on improving the packaging area throughput and labor. The resulting system not only improved throughput, but it reduced labor from 15 people to five.
“We are excited to help Repair Clinic dramatically grow their business with this new project,” says Tony Morgott, VP Sales of ISD. “The ability to design an integrated system that meets their requirements of not building an 80,000 square foot expansion or moving during the next five years will be our largest contribution,” he continued.
Integrated Systems Design - ISD is a leading manufacturer, systems consultant, designer and integrator for warehouse, manufacturing, distribution, wholesale, life sciences, institutions and retail organizations in North America. ISD systems are renowned for their tremendous value, reliability and ease of maintenance. ISD systems are designed using technologies from the leading material handling manufacturers of the world.
Solutions designed by ISD focus on providing space savings, increased productivity, reduced labor, improved accuracy and system flexibility to change as an operation's activities change over time. Utilizing proven technology and off the shelf components helps provide cost effective solutions requiring minimum maintenance and yields a fast Return on Investment (ROI).
ISD expertise ranges from handling and picking pieces (eaches), cases, pallets, build lines, manufacturing systems and special or custom handling solutions. Products and services include: automatic storage and retrieval (ASRS) units; conveyor; robotics; batch stations; automatic printers and inserters; pick-to-light; A-frames; horizontal and vertical carousels; vertical lift modules (VLMs); controls; software (including inventory management, WCS, WMS, MES, and ERP); application and facility consulting and design; AutoCAD; system simulation; equipment moves; installation and service.
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