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Material Handling Case Study - Aerospace

Company Description

To protect the privacy of TriFactor’s client, the company name will remain confidential and shall be referred to as “Aerospace Client” in this report.  The undisclosed client specializes in state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration, and intelligence systems for the defense and aerospace industries.

Situation

The Aerospace Client was moving its small parts picking and kitting operations from one Texas facility to another in the Lone Star state.  The relocation goal was to consolidate the picking efforts and improve throughput rates.  The put-away process also needed attention to possibly add automation and improve efficiency.

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Assessment

To prepare for the relocation process, the Aerospace Client commissioned TriFactor Systems to provide a turn-key solution complete with budgetary estimates for capital planning and a detailed project schedule for implementation.  The Aerospace Client contracted TriFactor to provide and install the material handling equipment and software systems. 

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Solution

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TriFactor conducted on-site visits and interviews with the client’s project team and different functional groups to identify all aches and pains that could potentially be alleviated with an automated material handling solution.  The final design for the relocated and new picking operation incorporated pick-to-light technology, a batch put-to-light system, software to manage the light technology, and ten (10) horizontal carousels.  The automated horizontal carousels were configured in pods of two (2), with one (1) pick-to-light tree display per pod and one (1) batch put-to-light work station per pod.

Result

The project provided the Aerospace Client with the picking capacity needed for their current and future demand requirements.  TriFactor delivered the system on time and under budget.

ROI

1-2 Years

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System Summary

Customer:
Undisclosed Aerospace Client

 

TriFactor Provided:
Design Engineering
Horizontal Carousel Equipment
Carousel Control Software
Mechanical & Electrical Installation
Site Coordination
Project Management
Start-up Support
System Training

 

Size:
122,500 Square Feet
Carousel Operation Occupied 5,075 Square Feet

 

Facility Type:
Distribution

 

Products Handled:
Electronics

 

Markets Served:
USA

 

Products Utilized:
Pick-to-Light Technology
Put-to-Light Technology
Horizontal Carousels
Carousel Control Software