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.”