No matter how top-of-the-line your material handling system was when it was installed, eventually, it is going to need improvements. That’s what happened to one company our Chicago office worked with to help resolve their growth issues. They had a state-of-the-art pick line installed in the early 1990’s, but just ten years later they found that it was no longer meeting their needs. They needed to find a way to keep up with their orders as well as the 25,000 SKUs they were moving through their warehouse every day. Our team got to work immediately and one of the first improvements they made was to install conveyor systems.
The DAK Equipment & Engineering project managers recommended a conveyor system to the warehouse managers that would move products not only along a horizontal path, but also use spiral conveyor ramps to move products up. This allowed the warehouse to utilize a three-level pick module, so they could move more products through their warehouse as well as keep up with their growing demand for orders. The company saved money by avoiding the cost of moving their warehouse and set themselves up with a system that could be expanded in the future, as well.
You can read more about this case study involving our Chicago conveyor systems on our website. Our team has worked with dozens of companies across the United States, helping them solve their material handling needs. If your warehouse is facing a similar issue with your current warehouse space or need help with any materials handling issue, get in touch with us. You can call us over the phone or contact our project managers through our website today!