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Case Study: Warehouse Improvement Project

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A large manufacturer and distributor of clever, innovative products for babies and children

have seen a significant increase in its sales volume over the past few years. This has put
pressure on its warehousing operations, and to maintain its position as a leader in the
industry it has had to make significant improvements. Let’s see how the company did it.

Business Need
The company reconfigured its warehouse and installed a narrow lane layout for the efficient use
of available space. This gave them more room, but as a result, the company needed to:

Strategy, Execution, and Implementation
Our team at Computer Technology Resources (CTR) worked with the users to understand their
priorities and functional requirements. Based on these business process requirements,
customizations were deployed on their systems.

Time to Completion
The project was successfully completed under strict timelines. Regular Milestones were
tracked and achieved resulting in an end-to-end project timeline of only two and a half
months.

Results
The project was successfully completed under strict timelines. Regular Milestones were
tracked and achieved resulting in an end-to-end project timeline of only two and a half
months.

Benefits and Return on Investment
The customizations resulted in cost savings as well as supported the company’s vision to
generate operational efficiency wherever possible. As a result, they now serve not only 4 main
customers but all of their customers more efficiently and have recognized better margins. The
company felt that it was definitely a WIN-WIN!
Training
• Reduce Picking time for its 4 main customers by picking complete pallets from the Pallet
sub inventory instead of picking by individual Order Pick.
• Reduce replenishment into Loose Picking sub inventories.
• CTR implemented Bulk Picking which enables picking higher Units of Measure (UOM) and
fulfills multiple orders with a single pallet by combining the demand for multiple
shipments into a single pick.
• CTR introduced Bulk Pick functionality which reduces travel distance for Picking and the
number of replenishments to the Pick face which is the space on a racking system onto
which a pallet can be loaded. CTR customized WMS Picking rules to support a Full
License Plate Number (LPN) Pick which is not supported with Oracle Standard Bulk
Picking. This customization ensures no partial picking from the Pallet sub inventory.
• CTR implemented Min/Max replenishment and directed Put Away from Pallet
inventories.
• Super users were trained on the usage and processes related to Bulk Picking
• Extensive educational and process flow documents were created to support the users
post Go-Live

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