New Tool: ProSource
Checkout our packaging and processing solutions finder, ProSource.
Start Your Search

SencorpWhite VLMs Help Haywood Vocational Opportunities Increase Efficiency and Productivity

SencorpWhite has installed six Vertical Lift Modules (VLMs) and inventory management software to help Haywood Vocational Opportunities (HVO) meet customer demand in medical product manufacturing and contract packaging and assembly.

Hp 19575 Sencorp White Vl Ms Help Haywood Vocational Opportunities Increase Efficiency Image
HVO is a private, not-for-profit corporation providing vocational training and employment to adults with disadvantages and disabilities. They are also a leading manufacturing and assembly operation for high quality products. To comply with demand in medical manufacturing, HVO updated their inventory management and storage systems by adding six SencorpWhite VLMs for inventory management and control.

SencorpWhite's VLMs deliver advanced inventory management and storage for HVO. The VLMs can accommodate a range of product heights for a more than 550 SKUs. Inventory management software with keypad access allow an operator to enter a specific part or pan number, so orders can be quickly billed and shipped. “The systems are very easy to learn and use,” said Sean Brookshire, HVO Kit Pak Manager.

The VLMs have delivered a number of benefits, including improved worker safety and increased productivity. “Before the VLMs were installed, operators were required to climb ladders to retrieve components for orders,” explained Donna Beaver, Area Supervisor. In addition to safety concerns, it also took longer to fill an order. Where an order might have taken 6 minutes to pick, it now takes less than a minute, as the VLMs bring the components to the operator.

In addition to cutting time, the VLM inventory management software also creates improved inventory management through better tracking and better pick accuracy. The correct part is delivered to the operator and confirmed to increase overall accuracy efficiency.

For HVO, SencorpWhite not only had a great inventory solution, but also comprehensive support and service. “SencorpWhite provides great customer service and system support,” according to Brookshire. “The VLMs met all our component storage requirements, accuracy was greatly improved, and other departments benefited from the installation.”
Test Your Supply Chain Smarts
Take Healthcare Packaging's supply chain quiz to prove your knowledge!
Take Quiz
Test Your Supply Chain Smarts
Discover Our Content Hub
Access Healthcare Packaging's free educational content library!
Unlock Learning Here
Discover Our Content Hub