Amtrak

WMS Automation Case Study

Business Objectives

  • Amtrak's facility in Bear, Delaware is responsible for the vital repair and upgrade work performed on all AM-FLEET passenger cars in the Northeastern Corridor. Previously, the inventory of more than 4,000 parts required for this service was scattered throughout six repair facilities. In order to gain command of their inventory and improve on-time part delivery, Amtrak turned to the Exacta supply chain software suite.


amtrak

Improving On-Time Part Delivery Leads to Faster Maintenance Cycles at Amtrak

Amtrak provides intercity passenger rail service to more than 500 destinations on a 21,000-mile route system. Amtrak's facility in Bear, Delaware is responsible for the vital repair and upgrade work performed on all AM-FLEET passenger cars in the Northeastern Corridor. With Bastian's help, Amtrak wanted to gain control of their inventory and improve on-time part delivery to speed up the maintenance process.

Amtrak System Illustration
 

Key Technologies

  • Exacta warehouse management system
  • Two pods of three horizontal carousels
  • Two flow-rack stacks for fast-movers RF picking and putaway
  • Template Order Processing Module—allows foremen to easily order pre-defined part kits for cars
  • Electronic Catalog Interface—enables mechanics to quickly order parts from Amtrak's GUI -based electronic catalog
 

See the results

The new Exacta software system allows efficient picking of orders in parallel and quick direct delivery to the appropriate shop.


The installation resulted in an inventory dollar reduction of 40 percent, as well as increased worker productivity.

 

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