A footwear company was working with a 12-year old box sorter, resulting in low productivity and high handling costs. They contracted Miebach Consulting to find the best option for new equipment based on expected growth, to provide support in tendering process, to design planning for the updated processes, and to support the implementation without interruption of operations. The result was the introduction of a shoe sorter that would allow an increase in product flow and in flexibility for box types.
Planning and development of the business case for a new sorter
Design the tender process, including terms and final supplier selection
Assist with introduction and bringing on line
Increased number of acceptable box types by 4.5 times
Reduced labor requirements by 30% over a period of 5 years
Extended life of the warehouse by eliminating the need for a night shift