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Unified material handling solutions for uncertain times
Dealing with the level of disruption in today’s world requires agile material handling solutions capable of adapting and evolving to meet changing customer and business needs. Tompkins’ Material Handling Integration team leverages its decades of experience with automated material handling equipment to engineer solutions to solve your unique goals, challenges and requirements. Our thoughtful approach results in optimized distribution and fulfillment operations that increase productivity, efficiency and flexibility while minimizing capital investment and operating costs.

From conception through commissioning, Tompkins’ material handling experts provide seamless systems integration to help you deliver on your specific distribution and fulfillment requirements today, tomorrow and beyond.

Our Proof

Don’t just take it from us. Learn how our projects deliver on our promise of high impact, high value and high confidence in the client examples below.

Designer Denim Brand

Designer Denim Brand

New Facility Design & Implementation

Challenge

Relocating and combining the brand’s corporate headquarters and distribution center into a single new facility capable of supporting increased capacity

 

Requirements

  • Facility design and material handling equipment that can accommodate aggressive growth
  • Rapid deployment without disruption to current operations

 

Results

  • Increased product processing rate by 300%
  • Reduced labor requirements by 30%
  • New facility deployed ahead of schedule without interruption in service
3PL Provider

3PL Provider

DC Reconfiguration Design

Challenge

Accommodating multiple tenants with varying needs and rising storage requirements

 

Requirements

  • DC design and material handling systems focused on increased efficiency and capacity
  • Rapid, cost-effective redesign that meets service expectations without disruption to current operations

 

Results

  • Implemented a DC design on a strict budget that met service levels without impacting facility operations
  • Doubled two tenants’ volumes in size within a 30% smaller footprint
Global Pharmaceutical Manufacturer

Global Pharmaceutical Manufacturer

Multi-Phased Turnkey Implementation

Challenge

Manual, paper-based distribution operations unable to accommodate the manufacturer’s massive annual growth and increasing customer demands

 

Requirements

  • Modern material handling systems and processes focused on increased capacity and efficiency
  • Multi-phased implementation approach that does not impact current shipping operations

 

Results

  • Reduced inventory carrying costs by improving inventory accuracy, lot control and traceability
  • Increased distribution order processing capacity by more than double
  • Reduced order processing lead times from three days to less than one day
Major Medical Devices Company

Major Medical Devices Company

DC Design & Turnkey Material Handling Integration

Challenge

Current distribution operations unable to support rapid growth and evolving product requirements

Requirements

  • Material handling systems that enable the company to maintain high order accuracy and on-time shipments while minimizing labor costs
  • Flexible solutions and DC design that are scalable for growth and capable of adapting to meet changing product needs

Results

  • Designed and implemented a highly automated $17M facility
  • Deployed high-speed material handling systems that increased throughput and accuracy and decreased labor requirements
Women’s Clothing Retailer

Women’s Clothing Retailer

DC Retrofit for E-Commerce Fulfillment

Challenge

Current facility unable to accommodate the retailer’s continued growth in online and store sales

Requirements

  • DC redesign focused on increased capacity and efficiency
  • Material handling equipment and IT infrastructure capable of supporting multiple sales channels

Results

  • Designed and implemented an upgraded multichannel facility to meet the retailer’s distribution requirements for at least three years
  • Increased storage capacity by more than double
  • Improved productivity by 20%
Premium Lifestyle Apparel Brand

Premium Lifestyle Apparel Brand

Multichannel FC Design & Implementation

Challenge

Inefficient, labor-intensive fulfillment operations unable to accommodate strong growth

Requirements

  • Facility design and material handling systems focused on increased efficiency and capacity
  • Multi-phased implementation that does not disrupt current operations

Results

  • Designed and implemented a 120,000-square-foot facility without impacting ongoing operations and customer service
  • Increased efficiency of pick and pack processes by nearly 50%
  • Achieved 30-40% increase in unit volume
Professional Beauty Products Retailer & Distributor

Professional Beauty Products Retailer & Distributor

Multichannel Network Design & Turnkey Material Handling Integration

Challenge

Outdated operations and systems producing massive inefficiencies and capacity constraints at the retailer’s distribution centers

Requirements

  • Robust material handling equipment capable of supporting strong growth
  • Upgraded facilities focused on increased efficiency, capacity and productivity

Results

  • Consolidated four DCs into a single greenfield West Coast facility
  • Achieved a 20% increase in throughput at two existing DCs
  • Increased productivity and efficiency by 30%
Canadian 3PL Provider

Canadian 3PL Provider

DC Design & Turnkey Implementation

Challenge

Designing and implementing an efficient distribution center for a major online retailer

Requirements

  • Advanced material handling equipment capable of supporting a variety of product types and volumes in an online environment
  • DC design and operations that enable the company to increase efficiency and meet throughput requirements with a five-year plan

Results

  • Implemented a flexible solution with the ability to handle changing product requirements
  • Increased volume by over 150%
  • Improved operational efficiency, appreciably reducing headcount
Global Life Science & Biotech Company

Global Life Science & Biotech Company

DC Retrofit & Turnkey Implementation

Challenge

Outdated facility unable to meet future requirements of a central distribution center

Requirements

  • DC redesign focused on increased capacity and space utilization
  • Flexible material handling equipment capable of meeting varying SKU requirements

Results

  • Designed and implemented an updated facility to meet the company’s long-term projected volumes and new product lines
  • Tripled order processing capacity
  • Increased storage capacity by more than double

Material Handling Integration Services

Explore our services below to learn how we can help improve your material handling operations.

Our designs are focused on providing required capabilities, minimizing costs, and incorporating flexibility to adapt to future requirements.

We provide ongoing support for MHE, TWES and WMS through the life cycle of your company’s facility, equipment and operations. This includes on-site, remote and ongoing tune-up support.

Our unique approach to turnkey MHE implementations reduces the time to implement, as well as the risks for cost escalations due to changing requirements. Our expertise offers your company a more fluid and efficient transition process.

Our ETC focuses on providing a comprehensive supply chain solution. Find out how this working $6 million dollar, 11,000 square foot center helps you integrate people, software, and equipment to improve both your supply chain and total bottom line.