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Office Equipment Transition

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Office Equipment Transition

  1. 1. Office Equipment Industry - Distribution Connecticut To Ohio Transition Need: Transition from Current Operation in Connecticut to New Automated Warehouse in Ohio <ul><li>Industry: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Office Equipment </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Geography: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>North American Customers </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Products: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Equipment/Parts/Supplies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Promotional Materials </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>22,000 SKU’s </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Processes: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Warehousing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>VAS: Kitting, , Labels </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Systems: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Oracle 11.5.6 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Warehouse Locator System </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Transportation Management </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Carousel / Conveyor Mgt </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Order Management </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wave Picking / Slotting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Legacy / Batch Order Process </li></ul></ul>Scope and Complexity <ul><li>Results: </li></ul><ul><li>Operating savings: Over $2 Million in 2004 compared to 2003 </li></ul><ul><li>Savings: Warehouse Operations via Productivity Improvements, Returns Processing </li></ul><ul><li>Inventory: Improved Inventory Turns & Accurate Inventory to 99.75% </li></ul><ul><li>Issues </li></ul><ul><li>Customer Satisfaction </li></ul><ul><li>Timely order shipment </li></ul><ul><li>Seasonal Kitting </li></ul><ul><li>Inaccurate Inventory </li></ul><ul><li>Poor Inventory Visibility </li></ul><ul><li>Manual Order Prioritization </li></ul><ul><li>Labor Flexibility </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of Operating Space </li></ul><ul><li>Timely Returns Processing </li></ul><ul><li>Inventory Carrying Costs </li></ul><ul><li>Customer Service Costs </li></ul><ul><li>Challenges </li></ul><ul><li>Move 80 Trailers of Inventory </li></ul><ul><li>Coordinate Inbound Containers Between Facilities </li></ul><ul><li>Dispose Obsolete/Excess Inventory Prior to Move </li></ul><ul><li>Startup New Operation; System Interfaces </li></ul><ul><li>Seamless Order Processing During Transition </li></ul><ul><li>Run Parallel Legacy System, Oracle, and WMS </li></ul>Ohio Connecticut SCM Benefits

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