Prime Distribution Services, Inc.

Warehouse Management System Case Study

Business Objectives

  • PDS wanted to expand their existing warehouse management system and consolidate all of their Indianapolis facilities into a new 1.2 million sq. ft. facility in Plainfield, IN
  • Bastian was asked to design a pick module that would allow PDS to initially store 300 SKU's with the ability to add an additional 300 SKU's at a later date
  • The new system had to handle an anticipated volume of 20,000-25,000 cases per 8-hour shift to build mixed pallets

Prime Distribution Services Achieves Picking Productivity and Accuracy Goals

Prime Distribution Services (PDS), a third party logistics provider based in Plainfield, Indiana, supplies their customers with complete supply chain solutions incorporating warehousing, cross-docking, packaging and multi-vendor freight consolidation. Vendors warehouse their product at PDS's facilities, PDS picks and packs their orders, and combines them with other orders bound for the same destination. Many of PDS's customers are smaller companies that ship large quantities of products at the retail level. PDS offers these companies cost-effective distribution programs and allows them to compete against larger companies that can ship full truck-load volume to retailers.

PDS System Illustration

Key Technologies


See the results

Bastian was able to successfully help PDS consolidate their Indianapolis facilities into one location and expand their warehouse management system capabilities.

PDS is positioned to be able to grow order volume without adding additional labor.

Operator productivity and throughput has increased dramatically.


Photos of our solution

Interested in picking technology?
See more information on pick to display or contact us!