WPSS And Morrison Company Engineer “Active Pick” Warehouse

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Shelving-safety improvements for national retailer

WPSS Deluxe shelving - designed to support the conveyor system from the top of the sections prior to the installation of the conveyor system.

the end-user has stated their overwhelming satisfaction with the Morrison-led project.

Western Pacific Storage Solutions (http://www.WPSS.com), well-known for ‘serving the smartest links in the supply chain,' recently partnered with 84-year-old material handling integrator Morrison Company (http://www.morrisoncompany.com) to expand warehouse operations on behalf of a leading national specialty retailer of women’s and girls’ apparel.

The expansion required an area designated as “Active Pick” in order to have fast moving items readily stocked and available. The solution was 5,100 sections of WPSS Deluxe shelving, designed to support the “Active Pick” conveyor system from the top of the sections. Morrison, one of the leading supply chain consulting firms in the U.S., went to work to achieve specific efficiencies and add safety features to the warehouse expansion project.

Using Nobel Prize winner, John Nash's Game Theory, the Ohio-based Morrison team assessed the different “what if” scenarios. Partnered with WPSS's engineering team, they began examining these scenarios relative to safety. Knowing that warehouse employees often use lower shelves as a ladder to reach higher shelves, they determined that 11,000 of the 44,000 shelves required 20 gauge steel, as opposed to the standard 22 gauge steel. The consulting firm and national retailer embraced the suggestion of 20 gauge steel being used on the two lowest shelves throughout the warehouse.

This project employed WPSS’ Deluxe-brand shelving line (for seismic multi-level systems). The shelves can be rearranged in 1” increments with easy-to-use compression clips, have unobstructed shelf access, and catwalk systems.

CEO Jim Green credits WPSS’s engineers with, "providing quality engineered storage systems that are delivered on time when his team is under the gun to get the job done." WPSS was able to assist Morrison in finishing two weeks ahead of time. CEO Green states that by working with a quality supplier such as Western Pacific, his team has the added assurance of completing projects without having to worry about any mistakes.

“Every time we have worked with Morrison to complete a warehouse upgrade or all-new installation,” said WPSS CEO Tom Rogers, “the end-user has stated their overwhelming satisfaction with the Morrison-led project.”

ABOUT WPSS: Over the past twenty years, Western Pacific Storage Solutions (http://www.WPSS.com) has experienced steady growth as a trusted supplier of industrial shelving and work platforms (mezzanines) to some of the world’s largest corporations. The company’s national operations span from California to Texas to Kentucky, with two manufacturing plants, and three well-stocked distribution centers.

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