Problem

A large maker of gas turbine engines struggled to manage the inbound flow of component parts required for the manufacturing process. Parts were being stored and staged at a distant warehouse and shipped to the customer’s plant.

This led to inventory shortages that delayed production and some quality control issues for these highly engineered machines.

Solution

Amware Multi-Channel Logistics collaborated with the customer to clearly define all requirements, and then developed a sequenced picking program to meet the established production goals for the factory.

Inventory was moved to an Amware location a short distance from the customer’s plant and detailed training was conducted for warehouse staff on the engine maker’s quality requirements.

Result

Amware regularly processes orders for parts consisting of 1,500 different SKUs. These are picked in sequence and delivered to the plant just in time, allowing the engine company to maximize use of its production space and increase production output.