Optimizing Staff to Increase Throughput

Client:

MERIT MEDICAL

Our Role:

CONCEPT DESIGN, ENGINEERING

Services:

AUTOMATION INTEGRATION

THE PROJECT

PeakLogix helped Merit Medical replace its single order pick to paper process with advanced technology to optimize staff and increase throughput.

Merit Medical experienced heavy growth and needed to expand their storage capacity and improve their current pick by paper system. They aimed to double the volume of orders picked and shipped in a given day while maintaining current staffing levels, improving efficiency, and allowing for anticipated growth.

SOLUTION

Picking by paper for each individual order was upgraded to batch picking using voice pick technology. Narrow aisle handstack racking was designed using wire guidance to optimize space without limiting forklift mobility. A put wall was implemented to redirect odd sized items and consolidate orders. Print and apply technology was integrated with the system along with an accumulation conveyor to aid in shipping efficiency. The project took approximately 5 months to design, install and commission with minimal disruption to the existing operations.

PROJECT SPECS
  • RDS software by Numina Group was integrated with the client’s existing WMS (Oracle) to allow for voice picking technology
  • Integrated print and apply technology from Numina Group that bookends the order fulfillment
  • Installed 24V MDR technology from TGW with 36” accumulation zones; the infeed conveyor feeds 3 separate lines

PeakLogix helped Merit Medical double volume, increase productivity, maintain staffing levels, reduce overtime, and reduce costs.

500

picks per day

2x volume

while reducing workforce

$100K

freight savings per year

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