Dental Supply Wholesaler Scales for Growth with Automation
DC Dental is one of the fastest growing, full service dental suppliers in North America, delivering competitively priced supplies to dental professionals. Using a flexible automation with a pick and pass order fulfillment strategy, DC Dental manages over 20,000 of the most commonly used dental products – from burs to bibs to curing lights - in their Baltimore, MD warehouse. Their success is dependent on getting the correct product from the warehouse to the dentist as quickly as possible while maintaining the best price.
Two Vertical Lift Module Shuttle XPs, four Horizontal Carousel Modules and carton flow rack are batch picking orders in a pick and pass fulfillment strategy utilizing Power Pick Global Inventory Management Software.
The integrated solution utilizes a pick and pass fulfillment strategy with a 20 position batch cart that moves between three zones (zone one - two Vertical Lift Module Shuttle XPs, zone two – four Horizontal Carousel Modules and zone three - carton flow rack), all managed by Power Pick Global (PPG) inventory management software. Since the implementation, the automated zone, DC Dental has handled a 54% volume increase with 67% less labor and 73% floor space savings.
The warehouse picks an average 2,500 lines per day to fill roughly 480 orders using 4 order pickers (vs 12 order pickers previously required). The system can handle up to 3,500 lines per hour providing a fast-growing company like DC Dental the ability to quickly scale operations. “We could double in size and only need to add about 3 additional people in our warehouse,” said Friedman.
|2 Shuttle XPs
Height: 21 feet
|4 Horizontal Carousel Modules
Length: 56 feet
|PPG inventory management software|