Case Studies

Small Parts for a Massive Project

Problem:
Our client was preparing to ship replacement rotors to a power plant in Sonoma CA. Along with the large and heavy cargo were a multitude of small parts, all of which needed to be received at the jobsite in an easy-to-identify, sequenced order to match the installation schedule. The manufacturer couldn’t afford any schedule deviations due to the impact on other project components and the prospect of significant liquidated damages for late completion.

Solution:
Having already packaged the multi-million dollar oversized and overweight parts, and knowing that our mobile WMS would ensure accurate identification and control of their parts, Dockside was contracted to package & preserve the smaller components:

 

  • Mobile WMS allowed onsite labeling and inventory control of all parts:
  1. Parts “received” into jobsite packing area
  2. Individual parts scanned to a crate id for traceability
  3. Crates “shipped” out of jobsite packing area into client’s Shipping & Receiving Dept
  • Crates designed that allowed segregated packaging for ease of installation at jobsite
  • Thousands of parts ranging from hardware to oil seals
  • 100% on time shipping
  • 100% shipping accuracy
  • Zero damage
  • Successful on-schedule project completion

Services Used:
• IT/Visibility
• Labeling
• Packaging & Preservation
• Onsite Packing

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[General Electric] has worked with Dockside on packaging optimization programs in other parts of the country. We are pleased to be able to expand our program with them...Their specialized packaging expertise and familliarity with our products helps to improve our competitiveness

Chris Horne, GE November 7, 2016