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Synchronized Time System Improves Efficiency in DC

Posted by Aron Levandowski on May 3, 2016, 3:27:29 PM

 

Lowe’s Success with American Time Featured in Modern Materials Handling

There’s a lot that goes into operating a 1.2 million square foot distribution center, and a lot of attention is rightfully paid to the big and expensive equipment that keeps things running smoothly.

But what if the clocks aren’t synched? Could a seemingly innocuous piece of equipment impact the entire operations?

It turns out that the clocks can have a huge impact on timing and efficiency in a DC.

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For information about their case study click here.

This month’s issue of Modern Materials Handling features Lowe’s, the home improvement retailer, and discusses how the company improved its DC efficiency and reduced tardiness with a synchronized time system from American Time.

A SiteSync IQ wireless clock system and 35 synchronized clocks were installed across the DC campus, and employees have been enthusiastic about the clocks all displaying the same, accurate time.

“Most of the folks here are traveling on motorized equipment, so they will pass at least two or three clocks as they move from the receiving dock to a rack or to a truck. They can trust that the time they’re seeing is the accurate time,” said Tom Standridge, senior support analyst, IT field services at Lowe’s. “They can be sure that if they have to be somewhere at a certain time, they’ll be on time.”

Go here to read the full article in Modern Materials Handling.

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Topics: Synchronized Clock Systems, SiteSync

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