Deseret Book, a publisher and retailer of 45 stores with an online retail presence in the U.S. and Canada, came to HOJ Innovations needing to heavily overhaul their operations. Employees spent too much time in the picking process, taking four to five business days to fulfill customer orders. That is detrimentally long in the two-day shipping world.
HOJ presented various solutions based on several in-depth logistical studies, which included every detail down to box size, box color, pick paths, and shelving. To help Deseret Book overcome their challenges, the first priority was to help them maximize their warehouse space. A second story mezzanine and an integrated conveyor system solution was the best place to start. Opening up Deseret Book’s space easily allowed room for more pack stations, more pick faces and improved conveyer systems.
Scott Cornelius, Manager of the Deseret Book Distribution Center explained, “With HOJ’s solution, we were able to incorporate the packing station right into the mezzanine and improve the flow using conveyors and carts to improve the overall response time.”
The new overall setup with the mezzanine, the pack stations, and the conveyer systems is a great solution for Deseret Book. It dramatically reduced the time needed to fulfill orders, doubled storage space, doubled pick faces, shortened pick paths, and improved employee safety.
Deseret Book filled 20 percent more orders with 20 percent fewer labor hours. They overcame their main challenge, and ultimately cut costs in other areas.
Cornelius said that working with Nick Wills, Account Executive at HOJ, as the single point of contact throughout the entire project helped everything stay true to a tight timeline. The project was completed a few weeks ahead of schedule and successfully set them up to handle the holiday rush.
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About HOJ Innovations
HOJ Innovations, with clients throughout the United States, has more than 50 years of experience in innovation and engineering excellence. As a leader in innovative warehouse fulfillment design and mobile computing technology for managing warehouses, the company now operates with more than 150 employees.
HOJ Innovations specializes in internal logistic design, space utilization, productivity and process improvement studies as well as application-driven inventory management solutions (WarehouseOS). The company provides support to the distribution, fulfillment, and manufacturing sectors throughout the United States.
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