Wholesale & Distribution International 2018 - Volume 5, Issue 1 - 23
sequencing of the building by working
closely with the general contractor and
A NATIONAL REACH
The center consolidates operations from
four facilities in Fort Worth into a single
site. "We were growing faster than our
space could handle, and were using overflow facilities," Akery says. "[The new facility] allows us to continue in a growth
mode, which includes adding staffing
down the line."
Consolidating operations allowed the
company to modify its organizational
structure to include one team focused on
inbound goods and another team that focuses on outbound goods and works directly with customers, he adds.
The distribution center will support
the company's U.S. operations. TTI specializes in distributing passive compo-
nents such as capacitors and resistors,
as well as connectors and electromechanical components. The company has
branch locations in more than 30 major
North American cities and serves OEM
customers in practically every sector,
with a particular focus on the military,
aerospace, and industrial markets.
In addition, the new facility will handle
purchasing and stocking for seven TTI
warehouses in Mexico. The warehouses
handle local delivery and inventory management for TTI customers south of the
border, Akery says.
Roughly 10 percent of the Fort Worth
center's business will support international business. TTI operates sales, warehouse and distribution center locations in
several countries including Germany, Singapore, Hong Kong and Taiwan. The new
distribution center will replenish specific
product lines at these sites, he adds.
The Fort Worth distribution center includes several features that will allow TTI
to reduce its cycle times without reducing
value-added processes. The company ships
items the same day orders are received.
"We've improved our inventory strategies in terms of where we stock SKUs,
which has reduced our shipping times,"
Vice President of Operations Hobey Strawn
says. "We've also reduced the time between
when an order is entered by our sales team
to when that order goes on the truck."
// Panduit // continues to enjoy a very long-standing relationship with TTI that is built on quality,
trust, collaboration, and ongoing mutual success.
We look forward to working with TTI for many more
years. As part of our global network of distributors,
TTI provides local inventory, product support, and
offers a wide range of logistics services to our mutual
OEM, Transportation, and Manufacturing customers. Most importantly, these organizations and the
markets they serve count on Panduit and TTI for the
innovative and productivity enhancing solutions that
organize, connect, and protect wire and cable in
their assemblies and products.
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