Operational expansion to accommodate 15% annual growth for ecommerce pen company

The project

A regional ecommerce fountain pen company was experiencing high growth year-over-year and outgrew its disjointed 12,000 sq. ft. warehouse space. Broken into sections, the warehouse wasn’t conducive to the company’s 15% annualized growth. The client processes 3,000 orders weekly and manages 3,500 SKUs of pens and writing supplies (pens, pads, ink, paper, etc).

The client's “pick to paper” operation required manual transport of orders through every step of the process, which was not optimal for long-term growth or sustainability.

hilmot conveyor

The solution

PeakLogix evaluated how the client could best use its current space (12,000 sq. ft. plus an available 6,000 sq. ft. expansion) against acquiring new warehouse space, including CAD layout concepts to develop the new material storage layout.

The results

50% more space through warehouse design and modular equipment

The new space design now incorporates a short, first-phase conveyor system to improve efficiency in staging orders for inspection, allowing for phased additions to the system as the company continues to grow its operations. The 24V Hilmot conveyor is energy efficient, runs on demand and requires little maintenance. PeakLogix managed the installation services for both the conveyor and static shelving.