DSI has extensive experience designing storage systems, facility rearrangement/consolidation, and layout design. Economic justification and facility layouts for the implementation of new warehouse storage equipment, material handling equipment and warehouse/inventory control systems.
Material handling involves the movement, storage, control, and protection of materials, goods, and products throughout; the manufacturing process, warehousing, distribution, consumption, and disposal. Material handling equipment is generally separated into four main categories: storage and handling equipment, engineered systems, industrial trucks, and bulk material handling.
Material handling equipment is utilized to increase output, control costs, and maximize productivity. To optimize these initiatives there are several methods to determine if the material handling equipment is achieving peak efficiency. Key to these methods is capturing all part or Stock Keeping Unit (SKU) relevant data related to the warehouse's operation. Analysis of this data can determine the amount of instances an item is handled from receiving to shipping, ensuring the facility is using the latest affordable material movement and storage technology keeping system downtime to a minimum.
Usually the analysis shows the technology and equipment is lacking. DSI has vast experience in determining quantities and types of equipment that best fits the facility's needs and direction. We are also adept at equipment design, bid packages, quote evaluation, purchase, delivery, and installation management.
- Part / Material Routing
Part / Material Routing
Routing is the method which defines for every material that becomes part of the final assembly. Routing plans can be adapted to apply to all processes in a manufacturing facility, the locations where they occur, and the resources required to execute and move the parts.
Part and material routing depicts the process and information flow that have to be carried out in order to deliver material at the right time and correct quantity to the assembly operations. Design Sytems, Inc.'s industrial engineers are experts at the configuration of parts and material within a facility in order to give you the most throughput in the most efficient manner possible.
- Costing and ROI Analysis
Costing and ROI Analysis
Return on Investment, or ROI, is a performance measure used to evaluate the effectiveness or proficiency of an investment, or to compare the efficiency of a several investments. The result is typically expressed as a savings percentage, a ratio of annual cost savings, or an annual manpower savings.
DSI engineers will consider variables such as affected manpower, manpower costs, and implementation costs to provide an accurate ROI.