UNEX Manufacturing, Inc., the trusted industry leader in providing innovative order picking solutions, announces the company has won the prestigious SDCE 100 Award from Supply & Demand Chain Executive Magazine. The SDCE 100 is an annual list of 100 great supply chain projects. UNEX Manufacturing was chosen for improving order picking operations by increasing pick efficiencies for Thermo Fisher.
“We are pleased to be recognized for our space-saving solutions that help customers better manage picking organization, optimize space utilization and reduce the amount of reaching and bending required to pick certain items,” said Brian C. Neuwirth, VP Sales and Marketing at UNEX Manufacturing. “As an SDCE100 winner, clients recognize our customizable solutions maximize productivity, speed fulfillment and make the best use of limited warehouse space.”
“Our goal with 2017’s Top 100 is to shine the spotlight on successful and innovative transformation projects that deliver bottom-line value to small, medium and large enterprises across the supply chain,” says Ronnie Garrett, editor of Supply & Demand Chain Executive. “The selected projects can serve as a roadmap for supply chain executives looking for new opportunities to drive improvement in their own operations. We congratulate all of our winners for a job well done!”
Thermo Fisher helps its customers accelerate life sciences research, solve complex analytical challenges, improve patient diagnostics and increase laboratory productivity. At one of the company’s manufacturing and distribution centers, workers fulfill customers’ orders by picking from thousands of unique SKUs, including many that must be kept in cooler or freezer areas to preserve the product. The cooler and freezer areas were redesigned to create an ideal carton flow and order picking scenario at the plant using UNEX Span-Track to house the plant’s fasting moving, temperature-sensitive SKUs. Span-Track maximizes flexibility for slotting SKUs of many different sizes and provides full visibility of products to support a 0% mis-pick rate. Span-Track offered condensed, organized storage, allowing the plant to improve pick efficiencies by more than 45%.
The SDCE 100 projects can serve as a map for supply chain executives who are looking for new opportunities to drive improvement in their own operations. These projects show how supply chain solution and service providers help their customers and clients achieve supply chain excellence and prepare their supply chains for success. The SDCE 100 will appear in the June 2017 print issue of the magazine and in their digital issue hosted on their website.
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