40% space saving thanks to mobile shelving
Access equipment specialist Accès Location+ brings their parts department to new heights
Let’s make this clear; while their breathtaking new building impresses potential buyers of boom lifts and hydraulic scaffolding , it’s their parts and service department that are the real stars of the new head office of the company from Ste-Julie, QC. At almost 16 000 square foot, the new service department is home to 6 work bays, one washing bay and one painting bay. A total of 5 mechanics and 3 road technicians works full time on two shifts. To support the technical team, two employees run the parts department that’s been completely revamped with the new building.
Maximizing inventory and the organization of parts.
In every dealership or maintenance workshop, profits are closely linked to the parts inventory. Therefore, maximizing the amount of SKU in stock was one of the goals of Accès Location+. Their second objective was improving organization to reduce non-productive waiting time while technicians are waiting for their orders at the parts counters. Like in most cases, an in-deep analysis can greatly improve profits.
The Solution: Mobile Shelving
On a new construction project, every square foot counts. Accès Location+ understood that and made sure to maximize the use of space. To achieve it, MSK Canada equipped the brand-new parts department with a mobile shelving system from Canadian manufacturer Mizer. Mobile shelving eliminate circulation lane usually required between shelving aisles by installing the units on mobile carriage, allowing them to be tightly grouped when unused. The parts clerk can then access the compacted shelving by rolling the wheel to move the carriage.
This amount of shelving would normally require a 24 foot long space considering 36″ wide circulation aisles. Thanks to the mobile shelving system, Accès Location+ has the same storage capacity in only 15′ – 40% less space! An efficient parts localization keeping fast movers close to the desk limit the time spent moving the carriage. The result is an optimized space usage and a high-productivity parts department.
MSK Canada has been a leader in space optimization for over 25 years. Whether it’s in the automotive, industrial or commercial market, the experts at MSK will design, plan and recommend to best products to maximize your space and your productivity. Visit our web site at www.mskcanada.com/en