The wholesale distributor company, Tech Data, was managing its North American fulfillment activities with paper-based legacy systems. Aging warehouse systems were a contradiction for a company that delivers the latest IT hardware and solutions to its customers. Darryl Branch, senior vice president of logistics and integration, shared, “We are constantly looking at what other technologies can be applied to our business and asking: What do we do next?”
Tech Data uses Hytrol for its conveyor and sortation solutions. Today, the facilities use mobile computing and bar code scanning to direct work and ensure quality; more than 22 miles of conveyor feed high-speed sorters that route the correct orders to the right trucks to meet customer service levels; and labor management is used to create consistent work standards, provide objective metrics to measure associates and compare productivity across facilities. The facilities are clean, well-organized and consistent. Branch explained, “We believe that one of the keys to our success is having as much consistency as possible in how we operate our systems and how the logistics centers are measured against each another.”
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About Hytrol Conveyor Company, Inc.
Hytrol Conveyor Co., Inc. (www.hytrol.com) designs and manufactures advanced conveyor systems, controls, and solutions for customers with processing, manufacturing, warehousing, and distribution needs. For over 65 years, Hytrol has demonstrated an unwavering dedication to understanding the unique material handling needs of businesses. Hytrol is focused on creating innovative, customized conveyor solutions that help companies achieve their goals.
Hytrol's consistent growth is strengthened by its Integration Partner Network, with over 100 locations worldwide. Hytrol’s Technology Center is the birthplace for many industry-changing solutions, such as EZLogic® accumulation conveyors and the E24™, an energy efficient, motor driven roller conveyor series. These technologies are complemented by Hytrol’s sortation offerings, the ProSort 400 Elite series high speed shoe sorter, as well as the ProSort MRT series narrow belt sorter. Follow Hytrol on Twitter @hytrol.
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