MSC

Automated Sortation Case Study

Business Objectives

  • With over 500,000 SKU's and next day shipment on orders, an efficient pack out process is vital to business operations
  • Need to add 20% more pack station capacity
  • Expand existing system's throughput by 20%
  • Phased implementation to meet existing daily orders
  • Simultaneous upgrades both in Elkhart, IN and Atlanta, GA
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Supercharged Pack Station Upgrade

MSC is one of the nation's largest distributors specializing in supplies, tools, and equipment for small and medium-size customers in the manufacturing and metalworking industries.

With over 500,000 SKU's and next day shipment on orders, an efficient pack out process was vital to MSC's business operations. Based on the successful implementation of the MSC facilities in Harrisburg, PA and Reno, NV, upgrades also occurred at the Elkart, IN and Atlanta, GA facilities.

 

Key Technologies

 

See the results

30% increase in throughput for the pack stations


45% more pack stations without having to expand the existing pack mezzanine


95% increase in tote accumulation for the pack lanes


Based on the successful implementation the MSC facilities in Harrisburg, PA and Reno, NV, other facilities will undergo similar upgrades

 

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