Premier Store Fixtures recently opened a 200,000 square foot state-of-the-art distribution center in Sandston, Virginia. This new facility contains 30’ high narrow aisle racks that can accommodate over 10,000 pallet positions. A fleet of 21 brand new pieces of modern material handling equipment was purchased to access pallets stored at high elevations and keep this distribution center operating at top efficiency. All equipment is wire guided to ensure the safety of the workforce and to prevent product damage. The equipment is also retrofitted with Infolink software, which tracks preventative maintenance and monitors the driver’s performance and license expiration dates. “The Infolink software even provides an email alert if it senses an impact from a collision.” says Al Bretscher, Director of Logistics at Premier.
Premier’s White Oak facility is among the most technologically advanced warehouses in the world. White Oak is a beautiful facility that provides our staff with a world-class work environment and an outstanding quality of life. “
We created a crown jewel in warehouse and inventory control with state of the art software and over 350,000 square feet of combined space to implement a seamless integration of logistics for our clients” says Mike Russo Director of Operations.
A nearby sister Premier distribution center in Virginia known as Oakleys has been linked to White Oak, which together now can accommodate well over 20,000 pallets. Both warehouses are driven by advanced fully integrated Epicor MRP software. All inventory transactions are performed using RF scanners and the data is fed instantaneously into Epicor. This cutting edge technology allows both internal and external customers immediate access to real time shipping and inventory availability information.
The inventory itself has been slotted into customer defined geographic areas with slow movers stacked high up and fast movers stored low in order to enhance picking efficiency. A 10-point inspection criteria system keeps the visual appearance of stocked inventory impeccably neat and organized. An imbedded 5S program keeps the facility meticulously maintained and statistical process controls are in place to monitor efficiency and productivity. The new distribution center more than doubles our dock capacity to a total of 31 dock bays.