Subaru of New England, Norwood MA – Case Study:
Subaru of New England serves 64 Subaru dealers throughout New England. Dealer’s parts orders are required quickly to serve clients and service needs. Parts orders are sent to Subaru of New England, who must pick them quickly and accurately and then have them delivered to the dealers the next morning.
Previously parts were stored and picked out of a horizontal carousel system, which occupied too much floor space, was too inefficient and presented ergonomic risks when having to access parts. In addition, picking accuracy was in need of improvement as workers had to search within the carousels to find the correct parts needed. These reasons led Subaru of New England to choose a state-of-the-art vertical storage & picking system to complement their new facility as it was under construction.
Solution: Modula was selected to help Subaru of New England achieve their goals and improvements needed for their parts storage and picking operations. A total of 9 VLM units are used to store a wide range of parts. The system is engineered to provide Subaru of New England within excess of 11,000 unique storage locations across the 9 Modula units.