Creating an ALL-AROUND BETTER Experience
In July of 2018, we moved into a larger facility to accommodate the growth of our business. With our big move came an even bigger decision to expand the capability of our warehousing technologies. We are running at high efficiency as 90% of shipments go out the same day they’re ordered. Rapid order fulfillment has in no way compromised accuracy, as we consistently keep our error rate below 1%. Ensuring we can deliver products quickly and efficiently will allow us to continue serving our customers better.
The most significant investment in our warehousing capabilities is a state-of-the-art Vertical Lift Module (VLM) system. Our VLM system automates storage and retrieval of inventory parts and represents the pinnacle of supply chain efficiency.
80% of our highest in-demand products are readily available to pick from the VLM, so we can accommodate your needs instantly. Whether we’re shipping out a same-day order or you’re at will call getting parts for your company down the road, our Operations team has the ability to pick and fill orders immediately.
Supply levels within the VLM are evaluated daily. If a product falls below a volume threshold, it becomes part of an automatic replenishing queue where we refill using our warehouse stock. If warehouse stock falls below a volume threshold, backfill orders are placed with our vendors. These procedures are set in place to consistently satisfy high demand.
Advanced Vulcanized O-Ring Automation
Our vulcanizing workshop has the capability of producing 1,000 o-rings a day. Specific cord lengths are measured and cut precisely. We apply a liquid form of the uncured material to the ends and join them together in a heated mold. The heat and pressure cause the liquid material to cure and form a chemical bond between the ends with cross-links between the long chain molecules. We inspect 100% of the vulcanized rings we produce before they leave our shop to make sure the material is free from defect and the joint is clean and strong. Our continuous investments in capacity and automation will allow us to maintain the highest levels of quality as we persevere in our growth.