Saturday, October 22, 2011
After a manufacturer of earth-moving equipment experienced a spike in demand, it sought a heavy-duty plastic bin system and supplier. The solution addressed the company’s concerns about small parts inventory, organization and distribution throughout its manufacturing facilities. The company explained its need for a new inventory system consisting of a very large variety of bin sizes and colors to sort, organize and transport literally millions of small parts. The supplier’s ability to meet deadline commitments was crucial. If incoming parts arrived before the bins were available, it could have been disastrous.
Company once scrambling to keep up lets the DC do the work by itself.
Programmable suite of dock gear improves safety, reliability.
New dock doors resist lift truck impacts as well as hurricane-force winds.
Pharmaceutical company keeps contamination out and heat in with dock seals.
Mobile powered workstations bring improvements to Mississippi assembly plants.
Automated bar coding the secret ingredient for inventory accuracy and production tracking.
Rolled out in 18 months, software helps distributor improve productivity by 35%.
A customer’s internal audit double-checked results to confirm perfect reports.
Friday, October 21, 2011
Brett Wood has been promoted to executive vice president of TMHNA; Jeff Rufener will take the helm as president of Toyota Material Handling, U.S.A., Inc.