Proximity Pays Off for Climate Innovator
A major OEM of sustainable, efficient climate solutions for residential and commercial applications needed to optimize logistics and delivery to open up space and reduce costs.
Reaching these goals required overcoming unique challenges, including:
- Finding suppliers with proximity to their plants located throughout the U.S., Mexico, and beyond.
- Managing large RTAC base frames that presented safety hazards during transportation and assembly.
Strategic Manufacturing Locations
With multiple locations requiring manufacturing and logistics support, consolidating their supply base was a major goal for this OEM. Fortunately, Standard Iron was up for the challenge with facilities located near the customer’s plants. Taking advantage of this proximity allowed the OEM to increase supply chain efficiency and reduce costs using kitting and Kanban deliveries. This also helped them optimize production space and reduce cost on finished weldments and assemblies.
Standard Iron has developed a valued partnership over several years with one of the OEM locations that produces a large RTAC-based frame for industrial chillers. Previously, these frames were stored by part numbers on site, which was challenging for both handling and floor utilization.
To solve this issue, Standard Iron collaborated with the OEM to devise a plan that sequenced these frames on a flatbed in alignment with production. Standard Iron coordinated with the OEM’s daily schedule to time deliveries. Upon arrival, the flatbed was backed in through an adjacent dock, and frames were offloaded in the sequence of assembly using a hydraulic, single-lift system.
Through this ongoing, value-added partnership, Standard Iron has helped the OEM eliminate the need for manual handling, reducing safety risks and potential frame damage, as well as saving a significant amount of space for additional production needs.
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