THE EVOLUTION OF THE WAREHOUSE INTO DISTRIBUTION CENTER
The days of managing the “old beer warehouse” are over. Its time to start calling it what it really is—a distribution center. Efficiently and effectively managing your product from the time it’s received to the time it’s shipped to the customer is not only important, it’s paramount to being able to thrive in the world of product distribution.
Today’s warehouses have evolved from static storage facilities into crucial, high velocity hubs in the supply chain that are challenged with managing an ever increasing explosion of SKU’s.
As the business world continues to migrate away from traditional warehouse-based stockpiling to a rapid flow-through distribution center model, Cirrus Tech is positioned to offer value-added, customer focused and technology-driven high quality products, services and support that align with these increased expectations of today’s warehouses.
At Cirrus Tech, we will continue to design and implement leading edge, high quality solutions that will enhance the efficiency of your warehouse. Because when it comes to your warehouse we know that Every Case Counts™!
Choosing Cirrus Tech to manage and support our entire warehouse (Automation, WMS, Wine and Keg Picking System) has turned out to be one of the best decisions we've ever made. Cirrus Tech's commitment to partnership, coupled with their exceptional 24/7 support, has helped Eagle Rock take control of our warehouse. We are proud to be partners with Cirrus Tech.
The Cirrus Crane System will increase our available pallet storage significantly. When we take into account the organization and many efficiencies the system will bring, this will be a real game changer for us in our warehouse.
In terms of receiving, I don't have to carry a pallet 100 feet, 200 feet. It's just 20 feet away to getting input into our Cirrus Tech Crane System and I can input between three and four trailers at a time.
With Cirrus Tech we will receive product and put it in a rack location - it's in the system with one touch. The next time we touch it is for order building, and so we plan to take a minimum of four touches out of the process. That's where the efficiency is.
By choosing “The Crane” ASRS System from Cirrus Tech, we will gain efficiencies through our entire warehouse; how we receive, rotate and shuffle back stock, cycle count and replenish pick locations. The real surprise will be the efficiencies gained on the load building side. Cirrus Tech’s “Crane” and voice solutions will help us in all areas of the warehouse.
The Cirrus Tech Crane System provided our company an opportunity to consolidate an entire warehouse (Norfolk, NE) into the existing warehouse here in Fremont, NE. It will incorporate 5 years of growth while providing less than a 5 year ROI with the efficiencies of the system.
My picking with the Cirrus Tech Directed Picking solution is at least 3 times faster and more accurate than when our employees picked orders manually using a sheet of paper.
The Cirrus Tech Crane System not only saved us from doing a costly expansion, it also helped us organize our warehouse in a manner that put efficiencies in places that we would have never realized by building a new warehouse.
A major advantage of the Cirrus WMS is being able to know where all of the SKU’s are at any given time. This is especially helpful during crunch times when that rarely requested item would otherwise have to be hunted down in the warehouse. Now, the system instantaneously tells us where to find it.