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DMW&H Named SDCE 100 Top Supply Chain Projects for 6th Consecutive Year

Posted June 22, 2017 in News, Press Releases

SDCE Selects DMW&H’s REI Goodyear DC as Top 100 Great Supply Chain Projects

Fairfield, NJ – June 22, 2017 – DMW&H, a full-service material handling solutions provider, announces that the company has been selected by Supply & Demand Chain Executive, the executive’s user manual for successful supply and demand chain transformation, as a recipient of the SDCE 100 Award for 2017. This is DMW&H’s sixth consecutive win of this prestigious award honoring the best projects that navigate the turbulent waters of today’s complex supply chains. DMW&H was chosen for their distribution center design project for REI, the specialty outdoor equipment and apparel retailer, in Goodyear, AZ. The unique distribution center is the first LEED Platinum Net Zero Energy Omni-Channel facility that creates a lower carbon footprint consistent with the REI’s sustainability mission.

“The DMW&H team worked closely with REI to implement energy-saving technologies for the new DC located in the Arizona desert, along with the design of innovative one-touch fulfillment systems that were created to improve efficiencies for omni-channel distribution,” said Joe Colletti, President and CEO of DMW&H. “We are truly honored to receive this prestigious award for the work we did at this unique and sustainable facility.”

“Our goal with 2017’s Top 100 is to shine the spotlight on successful and innovative transformation projects that deliver bottom-line value to small, medium and large enterprises across the supply chain,” says Ronnie Garrett, editor of Supply & Demand Chain Executive. “The selected projects can serve as a roadmap for supply chain executives looking for new opportunities to drive improvement in their own operations. We congratulate all of our winners for a job well done!”

To improve efficiencies in the new DC, REI and DMW&H revamped the order picking processes so that an associate could pick for all channels, whether for online or retail orders. This one-touch production happens at the intersection of a shuttle system, a pocket sortation unit at a goods-to-person station. The team created a unique shuttle system that directs associates by lights and visual display to pick items from a donor tote to shipping containers for store replenishment and to a pocket sorter for direct-to-consumer orders, resulting in one tote for multiple channels with one-touch.

The SDCE 100 is an annual list of 100 great supply chain projects. These projects can serve as a map for supply chain executives who are looking for new opportunities to drive improvement in their own operations. These projects show how supply chain solution and service providers help their customers and clients achieve supply chain excellence and prepare their supply chains for success.

About Supply & Demand Chain Executive

Supply & Demand Chain Executive is the executive’s user manual for successful supply and demand chain transformation, utilizing hard-hitting analysis, viewpoints and unbiased case studies to steer executives and supply management professionals through the complicated, yet critical, world of supply and demand chain enablement to gain competitive advantage. Visit us on the web at www.SDCExec.com.

About DMW&H

DMW&H designs, integrates, installs and supports complex material handling systems for the industrial, food/beverage, wine & spirits, parcel and retail industries. Delivering Material Handling Solutions, DMW&H continues to lead the industry in competitive services and pricing, priding itself on creating systems matched to individual customer needs. By combining some of the industry’s best talent with the size, reputation and corporate capabilities of the Dearborn Mid-West and W&H Systems brands, DMW&H is primed for continued rapid growth. Visit us at www.dmwandh.com.