PSI Engineering’s Print Feeder Document Fold System the Key Automation Component for Market America’s Distribution Center
November 16, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Technology NewsMississauga, ON, Tuesday, November 13, 2007 – PSI Engineering, an industry leader in material handling and document automation solutions announced today that is has provided Market America with a Print Feeder Document Fold (DF) solution that is expected to provide Market America a total return on their investment within 13 months.
A multiple Product Distribution brokerage and Internet Fulfillment company, Market America was experiencing growing pains common in the ever increasing e-commerce industry that involved packing station bottlenecks, rising consumable cost, limited floor space and staff efficiency issues. To keep up with the increasing daily order output requirements, Market America had to place 4 to 5 operators on the line. Due to space limitations, Market America soon realized they could not keep adding more people on the lines.
It was determined that Market America required as part of their overall solution, PSI’s Print Feeder Document Fold system to increase their capacity and eliminate the bottlenecks they were experiencing on the line. The Print Feeder DF system takes their invoice/packing list and folds it before automatically inserting it into a carton. To maintain high throughput the system prints multiple orders in advance into a mechanical buffer, separates the orders then folds and feeds the personalized shipping documents. Market America presented a unique problem being they had limited space between the conveyor lines. This problem was quickly solved by building the Print Feeder system parallel to their conveyor line.
With the implementation of the Print Feeder DF solution, Market America is estimating that within a year they will be saving considerably on consumables and labor cost. Besides the cost savings, Market America has increased their order throughput by 15% without the addition of new labor. Also the feedback that Market America has received from their customers and agents has been positive. Chad Sullivan, Director of Worldwide Distribution - Market America, explains. “Almost immediately we were being contacted by our customers and agents telling us how much they liked the new packing slip format. They were wondering what we had done.”
“The bottom line is this”, states John Panunto, President of PSI Engineering, “With the integration of the Print Feeder DF solution, Market America expects to realized a total ROI in approximately 13 months. The overall profitability of their operation has improved substantially due to the hidden cost of the operation being exposed, reduced and in some cases completely eliminated.” concludes Mr. Panunto.
About PSI Engineering
PSI Engineering integrates and automates the packaging of orders within customer’s distribution Center Network by using patented equipment solutions and PSI designed software technology. PSI Engineering’s high speed material handling and production laser printing systems reduce hidden operation costs while increasing order throughput often with a one year payback. PSI provides cost effective IT Fulfillment solutions for the direct mail, manufacturing, distribution, packaging and order fulfillment industries. website at http://www.psiengineering.com.
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