Plant Support for Local Manufacturer
Home Construction Materials Manufacturer and Supplier
Customized Storage and Logistics, Plant Support
Murphy Logistics Services:
Customized Warehousing, Value-Added Services, Just-In-Time Transportation
A local manufacturer of home construction and replacement materials had been running their own warehouse for twenty years. As they looked for ways to improve, they decided to focus more on their core business and leave warehousing and handling issues to the experts.
The client needed more than standard pallet handling and deliveries to the plant. So, Murphy was brought in to:
Murphy’s value-added work created storage efficiency, improved accuracy, and provided labor savings when both partners dove into the clients processes. Because construction is seasonal in the Upper Midwest, Murphy developed a “flexible wall” storage option. As space needs expand and contract due to business realities and weather, our warehousing space fluctuates with them. The company is not chained to paying for a fixed amount of warehouse space if they don’t need it. They also have on-demand labor. During the slow months, Murphy’s employees are simply available to help with other clients that have peak activity during the holiday season.
There have been a couple of great results for our customized services.
- Consolidate both raw manufacturing elements and finished specialty building components in customized racking.
- Provide customized services to parts such as pre-drilling, cutting to specific dimensions, and bending to shape.
- Kitting and sequencing components for Just in Time delivery to the production line for assembly.
- Ship to regional plants for processing, finishing or final assembly.
First, Murphy is nimble enough to react quickly for JIT orders preventing traffic and storage issues at manufacturing plants. This has allowed the client to increase their manufacturing footprint and easily produce more inventory, and expand without added real-estate costs.
Second, management staff at the manufacturer is at ease. After seeing the many positive results they are confident in Murphy’s abilities as a partner for their production process and support of their business success.
Responsiveness, flexibility and a focus on the details are critical to customized logistics services. We are proud to be a contributing partner in this client’s successful business operations.