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Solution for 2500 pallets relocation

Tollfast

Company: Toll Fast operates in major capital cities throughout Australia providing a vast range of services which could be as simple as a point to point bicycle courier in the CBD through to a multi-vehicle specialised heavy haulage project.

Industry: Warehouse Storage and Distribution

Location: Located in Homebush servicing Australia

Challenges:

  • Toll Fast had a very short time frame to organise the relocation of 2,500 pallet positions of Double Deep Selective Pallet Racking, Carton Live Storage and Conveyor Systems
  • Toll Fast had to stay operational during the move process.
  • The Pallet Racking frames had approximately 25% damage.

Solution:

  • Better Racking Solutions was flexible enough to organise the manpower at very short notice and start work on the project
  • Better Racking Solutions worked with Toll Fast to create a plan that dictated exactly when stock, Pallet Racking, Carton Live Storage and the Conveyors were being relocated
  • Better Racking Solutions sorted and then repaired all required frames during the move process.

Results: The customer was able to organise their relocation and make quick last minute changes to the process. Better Racking Solutions was able to be flexible enough that we could change the plan and process multiple times throughout the relocation.

Challenges:

  • Toll Fasts’ business is based heavily on distribution therefore they require many trucks and vans to pass through their facilities every day. When looking for a warehouse Toll Fast had a hard time finding the correct promises to cater to their needs. It wasn’t until a month before the end of their lease that they found the correct warehouse. Better Racking Solutions was awarded the contract with 2 days notice before work was expected to start. There was also a critical point in the middle of the move where certain parts of the relocation needed to take place over the weekend.
  • Toll Fast needed to stay operational during the entire relocation process. This made it very hard to effectively pull down Pallet Racking with pallets on the floor. To add to the troubles of pallets in the way we also had to deal with up to 5 other forklifts in operation and 20 staff picking and packing orders. Better Racking Solutions had to ensure that a critical point move of the Carton Live Storage and Conveyors took place on the weekend and was completed Monday morning for use.
  • Due to the nature of a warehouse with very high turnover approximately 25% of all Pallet Racking frames were damaged. Under the Australian Standard this damage was outside of acceptable levels. The customer decided that they would prefer to repair the frames than replace them. This presented a problem as this would take away manpower from the relocation to complete the repairs. We also needed to source the components for 3 different types of pallet racking, with some as old 30 years.

Solution:

  • Better Racking Solutions was awarded the contract to relocate Toll Fast with 2
    days notice. Fortunately we had advised all our suppliers in advance that this project may be awarded to us. Therefore after making the necessary arrangements with our suppliers we ensured that all necessary manpower, tools and machinery arrived on time to start the relocation.
  • Better Racking Solutions was able to develop a schedule that ensures that either only the customer or Better Racking Solutions was working in an area at any one time. This schedule needed to specify day by day, which racking was to be relocated and could not allow for any delays. Better Racking Solutions was able to ensure that both sides of the relocation progressed smoothly. This also meant that nobody was in the wrong area at the wrong time where they could potentially get injured. With a little bit of ingenuity Better Racking Solutions started the critical point move early with Pallet Racking borrowed from other areas of the warehouse. This meant that the critical point move of the Pallet Racking, Carton Live Storage and Conveyors was successfully finished on time.
  • To repair a damaged frame it takes time and manpower, 2 things we didn’t have in such a tight schedule. We therefore planned to gain a few extra hours of work each day that then allowed a full day in the middle of the relocation. We therefore shifted some of the manpower to the process of repairing the frames without slowing down the project. In addition some of the racking was very old so sourcing parts and repair kits was difficult. Where parts were available they were used, however in some instances entire frames needed to be sacrificed to salvage their parts.

Tollfast

Tollfast

Tollfast

Tollfast

Tollfast

 
Solution for 2500 pallets relocation