Wholesale & Distribution International 2018 - Volume 5, Issue 1 - 24
Housing more than 800,000 square feet of inventory, the new facility
brings TTI's global warehouse space to more than 2 million square feet.
The new facility includes improved
equipment and inventory management
strategies. TTI's warehouse management system has not changed. "The
system our team members use to stock
and ship orders is still intact," he adds.
"We've minimized the amount of major
changes we made to protect our customers while making enhancements behind
in a three-level carousel that delivers
products onto conveyors for fast processing. "The way we've constructed and
designed our storage media allows us to
be more strategic in where we can place
our highest moving SKUs," he adds. "The
products customers need the most are
in a place where we can fulfill orders for
Other enhancements to TTI's ware-
"This sets us up well to service
- Don Akery
The new warehouse includes added
space for products. "We have an aggressive inventory strategy that requires more
space, which we have added," Strawn
says. "This new space enables us to implement more aggressive inbound strategies
that reduce the amount of time it takes us
to receive products from manufacturers."
Higher-demand products are placed
in slots where they are more accessible
for pulling. Popular products are stocked
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house and order fulfillment operations
include new forklifts capable of reaching higher racks more efficiently, as well
a mile-and-a-half of new conveyor lines.
"Our conveyor network has been significantly enhanced and includes the best
conveyor equipment out there today,
and we have installed upgraded material
handling equipment that allows us to act
quickly," Strawn says.
In addition to its new operational ca-