Order Fulfillment System Design & Layout for Maximum Output & Growth

Order fullfillment system design and layout for maximum output and growth bannerDezine News, a Dallas TX based clothing accessories manufacturer, found itself in a wonderful but difficult new position; so many new orders and not enough space or performance capability to keep up with the demand.  It was time to expand.  John Ward of Dezine News and a local consulting company called on W.W. Cannon, Inc. to team up for the opening of their new North Texas distribution center.  Complete services from design, layout, build and installation of the systems that would deliver the fulfillment and logistic results they needed.

“Our business is growing exponentially.  Therefore, investing in the right expandable equipment was very important to us,” comments John Ward of Dezine News.

“Considering all aspects of their process in the distribution center was critical to the design and layout of the equipment and system W.W. Cannon, Inc.  would suggest for Dezine News.  John wanted to ensure the fulfillment and logistics process they had to abide by would allow for maximum output and expandable growth for several years to come,” says Greg Brown, President of W.W. Cannon, Inc.

Setting up packing process conveyor for clothing accessory distribution center in Dallas TX

Chris Bewley, Inside Sales Manager, Richard Fargason, Installation Manager and Greg Brown, President of W.W. Cannon, Inc, worked closely with Dezine News to deliver the turn-key packaging solutions, fulfillment obligations, logistics needs and distribution efficiency and safety systems needed for the opening of the new distribution center.

“Exceeding customer error expectations is a must with our customer base,” says John Ward of Dezine News.

The team at W.W. Cannon, Inc. suggested a turn-key packaging system utilizing a Best Semi Automatic Case Sealer and an Aetna Overhead Spiral Wrapper to keep up with the demand of packaging orders quickly.  Utilizing a Roach transportation conveyor with accumulation and gravity flow racks, Dezine News can meet its fulfillment obligations both now and for the growth that will come in the future.

“We operate like a family so durability, productivity, and well as an attractive look was important to the management of Dezine News,” comments John Ward.

Conveyor for packing process in growing clothing accessory distribution center in Dallas TXW.W. Cannon, Inc. incorporated Fairborn Dock Seals in the warehouse space to maintain the efficiency of the air conditioned space. To help Dezine News integrate fulfillment warehousing and their administrative offices into one facility, Bluff Crash GuardRail was used as a forklift barrier to separate administrative offices from warehouse equipment resulting in a safer environment on both sides of the barrier.

“Our specialty is partnering with companies from every sector to deliver total system solutions for their specific needs,” says Greg Brown, President of W.W. Cannon, Inc.

We want to come along side our customers and help them wrap their arms around their entire process to gain the space, efficiency, productivity and safety they need to grow their business and boost their profits.”

Contact us today!

We can assist you in achieving your goals and deliver the system requirements you need for your next project as well.  Call us at 1-800-442-3061 to set up an appointment.

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Mission Arlington: Tillie Invites you to Spend Thanksgiving and Christmas

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VRCs – The Ups & Downs of Moving Materials

VRC Material Lift in Volkswagen Auto Parts Distribution Center

Vertical Reciprocating Conveyors, commonly known as VRCs, Material Lifts, Freight Lifts, Platform Lifts, etc., are the safest, most economic way to move materials between multiple levels within industrial environments.

The VRC – is it a Conveyor or an Elevator?3-Level VRC Material Lift in Volkswagen Auto Parts Distribution Center

Though it may look and act like an elevator, VRCs are defined as a type of conveyor to allow companies to operate with less code restrictions and a more cost-effective way to move their materials. In fact, VRCs have their own national code (ASME B20.1) and are specifically exempt from the national elevator code. Elevators with the purpose of moving people require a higher level of safety and equipment. With a VRC, workers must hit the stairway because only materials are allowed. This helps to reduce cost in construction, operation, maintenance, and company liability insurance.

Multi-Level Transportation of Materials

VRCs/Vertical Material Lifts provide fast, safe and convenient transportation of materials from one level to the next on mezzanine work platforms, elevated conveyor systems, balconies, basements, and between floors on multiple story buildings.

The VRC unit can be installed for through-floor, interior or exterior access.  Learn more from our product guide on What Type of VRC/Material Lift Do You Need For Your Application? – PDF

Customizable & Space Saving3-Level VRC Material Lift in Volkswagen Auto Parts Distribution Center

With weight capacities from 10 to over 200,000 pounds, these vertical material lifts can be customized for just about any material moving application.

VRCs also save valuable space within busy work areas.  With a typical belt conveyor to transport materials, space is wasted that could be used for storage or work operations.  A VRC takes advantage of vertical space, freeing up area for evolving operations.

Safety First Features

Most companies operate under strict “safety first” policies.  To accommodate the highest standards of safety, VRCs are equipped with top-of-the-line safety features so you can rest easy.

Wire safety enclosures completely surround the landings, along with interlocked gates or doors to ensure the load is secured during transport. The control panel is placed on the outside of the lift platform so that it cannot be operated from the inside to discourage personnel from hitching a ride.  Vertical Lifts come with highly visual Safety Signage on each call station as well as the lift platform to clearly convey important information such as “No Rider” and load capacity.3-Level Vertical Reciprocating Conveyor in VW Auto Parts Distribution

VRC Ownership Benefits

  • Less costly and safer to operate than forklifts
  • Less costly to install, operate, and maintain than traditional elevators
  • Reduces labor costs by eliminating non-value-added travel time
  • Quiet and smooth operation
  • Single person operation eliminates the need for spotters
  • Can replace long, large footprint conveyor belts
  • Advanced safety features to protect workers and materials
  • Transports materials from 10 pounds to 200 tons
  • Customized to application and exact needs
  • Conforms to ASME B20.1 Safety Standards

W.W. Cannon offers complete material handling and industrial storage solutions, from design and project management, to install and follow-up.

Contact us today!

Contact us with any questions or assistance with your material lifting needs. To speak with us directly, call us at 800-442-3061. We’re ready to help you with the right solution.

 

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Mexico Ministries: At age 80 Still Reaching Children for Christ – October 2017 Newsletter

What keeps Missionary Larry Myers going? “Let the children come to Me, do not hinder them from coming to me: for the Kingdom of Heaven belongs to such as these.” Matthew 19:14

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From Back-Breaking to Back-Saving – Ergonomic Suction Lift for Wood Process

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Vacuum Suction Lift for Wood Cutting Process

 

Our Client
Luxury millwork and cabinetry

W.W. Cannon’s client, Wood Perceptions, designs, creates and installs beautiful millwork and cabinetry. Headquartered in Dallas TX, their work can be seen in gorgeous hotels and public businesses across the US. Known for their inspiring and innovative designs, they’ve built a reputation on their ability to create customized spaces that reflect their customers’ lifestyles and tastes providing great places to live, work and play that never go out of style.

Their Challenge
Moving large wood sheets

The millwork and cabinetry raw materials include large sheets of wood, often four by eight feet in size weighing 75 pounds or more. It takes two employees to move a large sheet by hand and load the cutting machine – something they do continuously throughout the day.

Not only is this process inefficient, but it’s dangerous. Because of the size, weight and awkwardness of the wood sheets, employees are at risk of injury, particularly to their backs.

To solve this problem, our client needed a partner with knowledge of both employee safety and material handling. Since 1938, W. W. Cannon has been the name to trust for material handling and industrial work environment safety.

Knowing how important employee safety was to this situation, Doug Hutchins our own “Warehouse Lifeguard”, was on the job to assess the situation and offer a solution.

“Their employees were lifting the wood sheets by hand from the floor to load the cutting machine. My back hurt just watching them do it! I knew we could turn this around with a solution that would change everything,” said Hutchins.

Custom Solution
Vacuum tube lifter with Gorbel jib crane

When you watch the video, you can see how simple and elegant this solution is: vacuum tubes suction to the large sheets of wood and safely lifts and transports them to the cutter. The Gorbel jib crane allows the sheets to be moved easily in any direction.

“The vacuum lifter can handle up to 120 pounds,” said Hutchins. “Any company using non-porous particle board would benefit from this solution.”

Optimal Result
A complete game changer

Now all it takes is a single employee to lift, move and place the large and heavy sheets on the cutting machine. What used to take two people several minutes of injury-risking effort can be done almost effortlessly in mere moments with no risk to safety.

“It’s a great example of turning back-breaking work into back-saving work,” said Hutchins, “Our client’s employees are relieved and very happy.”

We offer complete material handling and industrial storage solutions, from design and project management, to install and follow-up.

Contact us today!

To speak with us directly, call us at 800-442-3061. We’re ready to help you with the right solution for your needs.

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Growing Pains: Relocating Jaguar/Land Rover Dallas Auto Parts Department

Growing pains for Jaguar/Land Rover Auto Center in Dallas TX

Our Client
Jaguar/Land Rover Automotive Center in Dallas TX

Dismantle all equipment from auto service center in Dallas TX

Equipment to dismantle – Mezzanine Work Platform with Lighting, Modular Drawer Units, Belt Conveyor, Service Desks, Shelving & Storage Units

Land Rover Dallas, as part of Snell Motor Companies, has been offering the largest selection and service of Land Rover vehicles in the region since 1986. As a multi Pinnacle Award winning retailer – the highest honor bestowed on a Land Rover center for quality, excellence and engagement – they were again awarded with the Land Rover Pinnacle Club Excellence Award for 2016/2017.

Clearly a business focused on quality and expertise, Land Rover Dallas has recently added a second iconic British brand to their line up with the inclusion of Jaguar.

To accommodate the new vehicles and show them in the best way possible, Jaguar Land Rover Dallas is expanding its facility. When ready, the new space will include a performance showroom, expanded services center and an overall larger footprint for the selection of luxury vehicles.

The Challenge
Complete Location Breakdown, Storage & Reassembly

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Belt Conveyor to be dismantled before Mezzanine teardown

Expanding an active, thriving business is no small task. Closing its doors for a few weeks isn’t an option – too many people rely on Land Rover Dallas’ team of highly skilled service technicians – not to mention their reputation for treating their car-buying clients to the luxury experience they deserve.

To get this job done, they needed the help of another highly skilled team: W. W. Cannon. For over seven decades, W. W. Cannon has been the name to trust for material handling solutions, industrial storage equipment, auto parts storage and service department equipment specialists.

The biggest challenge was the parts department. Everything needed to be moved out of the way; every part, big and small had to be dismantled and stored including their existing mezzanine. Automotive Specialist, Rode Chambers, lead the charge to prepare Land Rover Dallas for its new space.

The Solution
W.W. Cannon Dismantles & Stores – Everything

Equipment dismantled and stored in Dallas TX

Empty facility – Shelving Units, Conveyor, Mezzanine Platform – all packed up.

“It felt like a ‘fire sale’, everything had to go,” said Chambers, “we got in there and packed every single thing up; all the parts bins, the modular drawers, the shelving – even the mezzanine.”

The installation crew tore down rows of auto parts shelving, workstations with modular drawers, service desks, the entire mezzanine work platform – everything in that parts and service center. W. W. Cannon’s skilled team of technicians also repaired the belt driven conveyor. All items were bundled for storage and placed into a 45-foot storage container.

“We’re managing the storage until their expansion is complete and Jaguar Land Rover Dallas is ready for us to come back in and set up their new parts department,” said Chambers.

The Results
All Packed & Ready to Go

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Everything neatly stored in secured shipping container – waiting for relocation and install.

At the time of writing, all of Land Rover Dallas’ Parts Department remains in storage at a secured facility awaiting their relocation and installation services.

Our client is very happy with the dismantle, storage, relocation, and installation services that they’re being provided with.  It allows for them to take care of business at hand and not have to worry about contacting several different companies to take care of all the different phases of the move.

“They saw and were impressed with the excellent job we did packing it up. Land Rover Dallas knows we’re committed to seeing it done – and done well,” said Chambers.

We offer complete material handling and industrial storage solutions, from design and project management, to install and follow-up.

Contact us today!

To speak with us directly, call us at 800-442-3061. We’re ready to help you with the right solution for your needs.

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Used Pallet Rack & Ergonomic Pallet Lifts Sale – In Stock – Available Now!

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Quality Used Rack – Available Now!
Each and every used rack system component is thoroughly inspected by our in-house, expert technicians before they’re verified structurally sound and approved safe for use. Our techs look for structural damage, rust, and other issues that would prove a safety risk.  Anything that’s not up to our general use safety standards gets scrapped.  Check out our 8 Tips on Buying Used Rack to learn more.

Refurbished Rack – ‘Like New’ Appearance
Used rack is sold “as is” which may mean a tiny bit of dust or rust and scratches.  Refurbished rack has been restored to “like new” condition in not only its fresh painted appearance but also a boost to its strength and integrity. Unlike other companies who contract out the work, W.W. Cannon has an in-house team of expert technicians plus fabrication and painting booths to handle all refurbishing on-site.

Used Pallet Rack Uprights, Beams & Decking

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Used Structural Uprights, Hybrid Beams & EOA Rack Protectors

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Used UNARCO Rack Uprights & T-Bolt Beams

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Used Bishamon Ergonomic Pallet Lifts

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Check out the rest of our current selection of used material handling equipment for sale. We may just have the quality used equipment you need at a great price.

Contact us with any questions or for additional assistance – we’re standing by!

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Automotive Storage Equipment Sale for your Parts & Service Departments

2017 Labor Day Automotive Storage Equipment Sale by W.W. Cannon in Dallas TX

SALE EXTENDED THROUGH SEPTEMBER 30, 2017

Automotive Parts & Service Department Storage Planning Specialists Since 1938 – Helping you save space and improve productivity!

Whether you are looking for Automotive Workstations, Tech Zones, Battery & Tire Rack, Auto Parts & Tool Storage, or any other auto repair shop or servicing storage equipment for your car dealership or service repair center, we can equip you with what you need to provide you:

  • Fast access to tools and equipment = less time searching for parts
  • More time for vehicle maintenance and positive customer service
  • Increased bottom line profits with minimal auto parts storage investment
  • Work environments that attract and help retain qualified technicians
  • A measurable return on your automotive service storage investment

Automotive Workstations & TechZone Work Centers

Automotive Equipment Sale - Automotive Workstations & TechZone Work Centers

Automotive Specialty Storage

Automotive Equipment Sale - Tire Rack, Battery Rack & Key Stations

Modular Drawer Storage for Auto Parts & Tools

Automotive Equipment Sale - Modular Drawer Storage for Auto Parts & Tools

Steel Shelving & Label Holders

Automotive Equipment Sale - Steel Shelving & Label Holders

Because You Take Pride In Your Work & Expect The BEST

Check out the possiblities of custom made solutions we can provide you to fulfill your vision. All designed to ensure your technicians are more efficient and more productive.

Ordering Automotive Storage Equipment

Contact us for ordering automotive storage equipment and any other auto service department storage needs.  Let us know if you need an Automotive Parts & Service Department Storage Planning Specialist to contact you for consultation. We’d be happy to assist you with a solution – because that’s what we love to do!

Contact us today!To speak with us directly, call us at 800-442-3061. We’re ready to help you with the right solution for your needs.

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Mexico Ministries: Teamwork in Chiapas, Tzotzil and Oaxaca – September 2017 Newsletter

Construction projects with Mexico Ministry, partnership and hard work = completion of two new mission churches in the mountains of Chiapas and new construction in Tutepec.

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Have a Safe and Happy Labor Day 2017

Happy Labor Day from W.W. Cannon in Dallas TX
Our offices will be closed in observance of Labor Day on Monday, September 4, 2017.

Have a Safe and Happy Labor Day!

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