Internation roller bearings and bushings manufacture and distribution
Relocation of warehouse and office from Preston to Mount Waverley over one week period including dismantle, move and reconfiguration of warehouse shelving with 24/7 stock dispatch capability. High level of coordination and cooperation needed between all parties to deliver move with reconfiguration and stocktake completed within tight timeframe.
Warehouse prep – pack warehouse stock and relocate/reconfigure warehouse shelving system
Sequential pack of stock into 180 ABR stock trolleys, replicating existing shelving/location layout allowing ABR relocation of warehouse shelving with reconfigured layout (around 50% new shelf locations). ABR stock trolley shelves labelled with individual item number/shelf location coordinates to allow fast, accurate move, unpack and full stocktake within 3 day period while maintaining 24/7 despatch capability (with 30 minute emergency turnaround). Two sets of “emergency stock” prepared to ensure full availability during transit time from Preston to Mount Waverley.
Warehouse relocation – relocate stock, warehouse equipment and cold room fridges, freezers and contents.
Stock trolleys sequentially relocated to destination staging area for re-shelving and then stocktake with stock pick and despatch operations continuing throughout. Warehouse equipment move coordinated around technician decommission/recommission activities and timeframes. Cool room equipment and contents prepped and moved well within recommended conditions and timeframes.
A move methodology without ABR stock trolleys would not have achieved the key move outcomes of a tight move timeframe while ensuring stock remained in sequential order during all stages and was easily and immediately accessible.
Office move – 30 staff relocation and remove excess furniture
ABR boxes used for desk contents and ABR file trolleys used for filing, samples and supplies. Effectively a “bookcase on wheels”, ABR file trolleys greatly reduced disruption to daily business activities during packing/unpacking compared to using only boxes or crates. With the 24/7 nature of the business and reduced storage space at the new location, packing/unpacking was able to proceed in an orderly manner when staff had time instead of desperately searching for items in stacks of boxes/crates.
ABR computer trolleys meant that IT staff dealing with tight spaces and timeframes could easily stage computers in office areas without cluttering desks etc. before being ready to re-connect them.
Excess items were prepped and transferred to auction with proceeds directly to Stryker. This minimises disposal costs and the environmental impact associated with the disposal of excess furniture and business assets.