Siemens has been busy finding ways to take their automation to the next level so McGee Storage and Handling and FlexQube joined forces to make this dream become a reality. Previously, Siemens was relying on an older AGV but was unsatisfied as it required too much human interaction. Thanks to FlexQube’s eQarts (semi-automated AGVs), we were able to implement the first installation of two eQarts...
Supply Technologies is an international supply management company that focuses on streamlining manufacturers’ supply chain process by providing components necessary for manufacturing product in a timely and efficient manner. With over 40 years in the industry, 70 facilities, and 1,200 employees globally, this company operates on a massive scale. For this project, we focused on their Suwannee location, which is their only Georgia facility.
You will be hard-pressed to find someone that’s never heard of Porsche, a German car manufacturer known across the world for their high-performance sports cars, sedans, and SUVs. McGee secured this 2020 project, to move the racking systems from their existing Atlanta Parts Distribution Center to a new, 200,000 square foot facility.
Some projects call for simple solutions, while other projects push the limits to come up with a plan that will be both smooth and functional. For us, this project was a perfect example of the latter and called for a great deal of communication, teamwork, and planning.
As part of their 2009 strategy to reduce their operational footprint and overall expenses, Siemens Industry USA ("Siemens") elected to close an outside storage facility and bring their inventory storage back in-house. McGee Storage & Handling, Inc. ("McGee") was selected as the preferred vendor partner for Siemens Energy & Automation, to design a new small parts storage solution within their current manufacturing and assembly plant which serves as a ready-supply to the assembly floor.
The mission behind developing a Storage & Distribution Center for Emergency Preparedness and Response was to safely store a vast number of vital supplies in a secured environment, that could be easily picked and combined into "kits", that when produced, could be quickly deployed to the disaster site.
The objective for the southeast RDC was to consolidate separate facilities and operations into a single regional hub, designed to provide cost-effective storage and distribution of a vast number of large units and small parts, representing most every size and dimension. The design and layout of the facility also required consideration for product inventory turns, reflecting industry demand and seasonal trends.