The Buyers 260,000-sq-ft parts distribution in Mentor OH processes an average of 1,000 orders per day.
This automated thee-level pick module takes advantage of the interior height of the PDC.
Totes transport parts to the shipping department. The 4,000 totes make the cycle twice on an average day. Every order generates a barcode which lets parts pickers know what needs to be placed in each tote.
Not every part can use the automated line. Larger parts are selected manually. With only six feet between shelves, the aisles are equipped with floor-mounted wires that guide the tow motor down the aisles.
This press, one of two operating in the PDC, enables Buyers to personalize mudflaps.
Four shrink-wrap machines weigh and palletize every skid that the PDC ships.
Twelve doors are used exclusively for outbound shipments.
Corporate offices are at the front of the Buyers Products PDC.
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