Technology Supplies case study

DSS STREAMLINES TECHNOLOGY SUPPLIES’ NEW WAREHOUSE

The Project


An integrated solution from Dynamic Storage Systems (DSS), incorporating pallet racking, steel shelving, cantilever racking and hazardous storage cabinets, ensures maximum space utilisation and efficient order picking for Technology Supplies Limited.

To support a growing customer base, both in the UK and overseas, and a rapidly-expanding online business, Technology Supplies recently relocated its business to a purpose-built headquarters in Shrewsbury. The DSS solution was designed to ensure maximum utilisation of available space, rapid order picking and sufficient capacity to allow for future expansion.

At the heart of the design is an installation of 4500 linear metres of steel shelving, in addition to pallet racking providing space for 1200 pallet positions at heights up to 8.4 metres, the racking offers a maximum load capacity of 1000kg.

Alongside the pallet racking is the small pick area which provides instant access to over 8,500 different stock items ranging from pencils to large sheet materials and metal goods.

This area is supported by various storage methods including adjustable cantilever racking, galvanised shelving and special cabinets for hazardous goods.

The cantilever racking, which has been installed in three metre runs and boarded with 25mm chipboard, houses many different types of sheet material, such as card, paper, and plastic, plus long metal items including flat and angle iron, rods and cylinders.

The galvanised shelving is used to store thousands of different stock items either directly onto the shelving, in divided sections that retain and separate smaller goods or within plastic bins and totes.

DSS also specified a series of lockable cabinets to store safely a range of potentially ‘hazardous’ products such as paints, adhesives and solvents. These cabinets feature mesh sides and backs to prevent the build up of fumes and perforated steel shelves to allow any spillages to drain into special drip trays within the base of each cabinet.

To meet the complex demands of our customers, our storage and order picking facilities have to be first class. The main warehouse pallet racking supplied by DSS allows us to pick from both sides and ensures that we have dense storage up to heights of over eight metres.

DSS also supplied high quality cantilever racking, shelving and cabinets to meet the specification and the entire installation has proved to be an excellent investment.

Ian Vaughan

Director of Operations, Technology Supplies

The Shrewsbury warehouse receives daily deliveries from any number of the company’s  275 different suppliers and despatches orders to more than 4,500 regular customers. In excess of 3,000 orders are picked each month with 3,800 parcels and 50 pallets despatched monthly.