This case study focuses on the unique challenges presented by this company’s Ontario distribution center (DC). This location is a complex environment that has over 19,000 active SKUs with an extremely diverse product mix. The freezer section alone consists of over 5,600 active SKUs across two sections: Pick in Reserve (PIR) and the Main Line Section (main). The main section is the prime picking area while the PIR area is used to batch pick slow moving items.
This company was exclusively using a slotting strategy that had been implemented successfully across its subsidiary locations. After a period of changes and fast business growth within the company, specifically within the Ontario DC, the operations team recognized the need for a new and more advanced slotting strategy. The goal for this new strategy was to improve pallet build quality, better utilize the PIR area, and implement better product grouping by customer, while increasing overall efficiency. The company realized that it already possessed the necessary tool to implement these new potential improvements, though the Ontario software users required further training with the slotting optimization solution, OptiSlot DC™ (OptiSlot) Software, in order to address the increased complexity of their model and optimize their slotting strategy. Download this case study to learn how this company improved its model and achieved double digit percentage improvements by implementing an improved slotting optimization strategy.
Download this case study to learn how this company improved its model and achieved double digit percentage improvements by implementing an improved slotting optimization strategy.