Material Center Operations at Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control had an engineering challenge: how to increase storage capacity within a footprint that was growing smaller. The issue arose when production materials had to be stored close to the point of use rather than off-site. Available space had already been reduced by 25 percent, yet volume of materials was about to grow significantly.
Enter the ActivRAC® mobile warehouse racking system. We created it for precisely this type of situation. The system allowed the Material Center Operations to increase materials capacity by 70 percent, despite the substantially smaller footprint. Having these materials closer to the point of use generated a 15 percent gain in transaction efficiencies. Plus, inventory control is better. It’s all about making storage space work smarter.