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Logistics Project - Improving the supply chain and service levels to our customers
19 November 2014
Mitchell Powersystems specialise in the comprehensive supply and
service support of diesel engines and transmissions. The company
operates from a head office in Sutton in Ashfield, with a network
of seven regional branches, each of which offer full parts-sales
and service support services.
With a view to further improving customer service levels and
maximising the efficiency of their £7M stock holding Mitchell
Powersystems recently undertook a comprehensive review of their
parts stock and distribution model.
The resulting new warehouse facility at Sutton in Ashfield includes
8 runs of pallet racking 5 metres high accommodating the new engine
& transmission stock and larger part items. However, some 90%
of the parts stock is housed in a new computerised vertical storage
carousel. The carousel has its own warehouse management system that
has been fully integrated with the company parts business software
and occupies a floor space of just 16 square metres with a storage
capacity of 188 linear metres.
Currently the new facility houses over 8,000 SKU's (part numbers)
and over the next 12 months will see this increase to over 15,000
"“This significant change and investment in our distribution model will bring significant stock availability and lead time benefits to our customers.”"
Darren Hill, Operations Director