With over 250 unique parts going into every transmission assembled, SpencerARL has a lot of inventory moving throughout their facility. On an average day, their facility inspects 100,000 parts, repacks 90,000 pieces and picks 1,200 orders. This thriving 3PL produces 45,600 pieces in 11 different varieties of transmission kits. In this high volume environment and with a customer lead time of only 2 hours from order placement to fulfillment, a new kit is being produced every 6 seconds; therefore, any inventory issues can delay or halt the production process, so having the right parts at the right time is mission critical.
To provide real-time visibility into inventory, RT Systems implemented their state-of-the-art warehouse management software, RT Locator, to handle receiving, put away, inventory control, order fulfillment and shipping functions within ARL Services facility. Also included in the installation were Motorola Solutions MC9090 Wireless Gun Terminals. The terminals allow an organization real-time access to mission-critical information from key points in your supply chain.