NATIONAL OILWELL VARCO Manufacturing Facility gets ROI using Shuttle VLMs


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NATIONAL OILWELL VARCO Manufacturing Facility gets ROI using Shuttle VLMs

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  2. 2. <ul><li>National Oilwell Varco is the leading provider to the oil and gas industry and is dedicated to providing the highest quality oilfield products and services. </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>For more than 140 years, National Oilwell Varco has been providing customers everything from spare parts to comprehensive drilling systems; </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>including </li></ul><ul><li>rig equipment, integrated systems, downhole tools and supply chain solutions. </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Continually improving their customer’s performance, National Oilwell Varco-SHP Facility took a look at improving their warehouse operations which supplies parts to the manufacturing floor. As plant capacity increased, so did the number of parts. Organizing and stocking the right parts, was becoming a challenge. </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>The warehouse was redesigned to include three Shuttle Vertical Lift Modules (VLMs) from Remstar </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>With The Remstar VLMs, National Oilwell Varco-SHP Facility is now picking orders 44% faster using less labor while recovering 70% of previously occupied shelving space. </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Before installing the VLMs, workers averaged 4.72 minutes per pick. Now, about half of the parts for an order are picked from the Shuttle VLMs and the other half from the shelving. The Shuttle VLMs averaged 1.85 minutes per pick, </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>and because parts were able to be relocated to more accessible shelves, the shelving time was reduced to 3.43 minutes per pick. The overall average picking time has been reduced to 2.64 minutes per pick. That’s a 44% increase in productivity. </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>With the old system requiring eleven people, SHP has cut their department labor to eight people while remaining flexible to adjust labor to meet order volume. That’s a 28% saving in labor cost. </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>On average, the new system required two people. One to pick from shelving and one to pick from the VLMs. When order volume is high they have the flexibility to add an additional person to the shelving area to keep up with the VLM area. </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>The warehouse is responsible for about half of the 18,000 parts in National Oilwell Varco-SHP Facility. With about 3,000 of those parts in the Shuttle VLMs already, the goal is to get all of the high usage parts (about 5,000 parts) into the VLMs. </li></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>As they move more parts into the VLMs and a greater percentage of parts for orders are picked from the VLMs, they expect to see their productivity numbers increase even more. </li></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><li>The parts that have been relocated to the Shuttle VLMs occupied 2,654 square feet of floor space when previously stored in shelving. </li></ul>
  15. 15. <ul><li>The new Shuttle VLMs occupy only 797 square feet, giving them </li></ul><ul><li>back 70% of their </li></ul><ul><li>floor space, </li></ul>
  16. 16. <ul><li>or 1,857 square feet of now empty </li></ul><ul><li>shelving space. </li></ul>
  17. 17. <ul><li>Using the Shuttle VLMs, workers no longer need to push carts, repetitively move, </li></ul><ul><li>climb stairs or reach under shelving into dark corners. </li></ul>
  18. 18. <ul><li>All parts are automatically brought directly to the operator eliminating walking, climbing and stooping to retrieve parts. </li></ul>
  19. 19. <ul><li>Every part is presented to the VLM operator on a tray delivered at an ergonomic height to a clean and fully lit workstation. </li></ul>
  20. 20. <ul><li>The VLMs are also equipped with Transaction Information Center (TIC) lights that direct the operator to the exact location of the part, displaying the quantity to pick and part number, increasing pick accuracy and productivity. </li></ul>
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