Warehouse & Distribution Center Design

Material Handling and Storage Technology

Warehouse Management Systems

Inventory Slotting

Standards and Incentive Systems

Pack-to-Order and Postponement

e-Commerce

Simulation

Procedures Documentation

Yard Management

 

 

 

Distribution Material Handling solutions
 

A vast wealth of distribution experience is here for you. Whether you are considering a green field construction project, improvements to your existing material handling and storage techniques, or an addition to or improvement of a Warehouse Management System, we are here to help. Our associates have successfully completed projects in each of these important areas.

From the moment the project begins, we keep you involved in the process; utilizing the knowledge and understanding of suppliers, products, employees and customers that only you would have. We skillfully meld our expert analysis, facilitation, design, material handling and storage talents with your specific knowledge and experience, to foster exciting and appropriate solutions. Here’s how we can be of service to you, the distributor:

Warehouse & Distribution Center Design
We have completed many designs for warehouse and distribution centers, using all types of material handling and storage technologies. Our associates have in-depth knowledge of rack layout and design, automated storage and retrieval systems, manual and directed pick technologies, mechanical sortation, postponement strategies, order consolidation, cross dock and shipping methods. With our structured approach and Data Analysis Engine, you are assured that the solution which emerges will be both appropriate and optimal.

Material Handling and Storage Technology
At the center of a successful design or improvement project is the proper selection of material handling and storage technologies. From our wealth of knowledge and experience in all aspects of material handling and storage, you will receive recommendations that are creative, effective and justifiable.

Warehouse Management Systems
A major improvement to any warehouse or distribution center might include a warehouse management system (WMS). Through the use of third party software, you will achieve efficiencies and accuracies of astounding proportions. And, given our independent nature, you will always receive our unbiased recommendation.

Inventory Slotting
Where should your products be stored? Many factors, such as throughput (sales), physical size, value, seasonality, and customer requirements impact slotting decisions. We can help you define the most efficient and effective slotting parameters.

Standards and Incentive Systems
Our associates have experience in designing and administrating incentive systems. Implemented correctly, these systems can net increased employee efficiency, productivity and morale.

Pack-to-Order and Postponement
Meeting customer demands and increasing inventory turns are goals of these strategies. Not committing product to specific customers, brands or orders, until the proper time, allows you to remain flexible and increase customer service levels. This also facilitates consolidated storage, reduced inventory requirements and employee efficiencies. Just ask us!

e-Commerce / EDI / ECR / Quick Response
Be in direct contact with your customers and suppliers. Your customers are demanding faster order cycles and you are requiring it of your suppliers. Let Kelmatix show you how to gain the competitive advantage over your competitors.

Simulation
As in manufacturing, simulation is an indispensible tool for determining the viability of distribution center designs and planned improvements. Why not investigate proposed improvements on the computer screen, before committing finite resources and time to any planned changes.

Procedures Documentation
Maintaining correct procedures is key to employee productivity and error reduction. Augmenting self-empowerment, through clear and up-to-date procedures, can benefit you with increased employee satisfaction. Effective communication between all levels of the distribution center will have your facility running like a well-oiled machine. This service has enabled our clients to attain and sustain improved levels of efficiency.

Yard Management
What happens outside the walls of your facility is just as important as what happens inside. Effective inbound and out-bound truck movement and scheduling will provide great benefits that are realized throughout the entire distribution channel.

 

 

 
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