Jefferson Ford

As the national distribution hub of automotive spare parts for several dealerships, Jefferson Group wanted to increase the amount of stock they were able to hold and accommodate.

Recent changes to parts packaging had rendered their traditional storage methods ineffective.

The brief was to increase warehouse storage capacity, design and supply the storage solution and project manage the installation over several stages.

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Bowen Storage reconfigured the warehouse layout to improve efficiency and throughput, including moving the courier pick up area to the rear of the warehouse where there was better car parking and loading facilities.

Spare parts shelving was also relocated, increasing available floor space for pallet racking.

An innovative storage solution for vehicle bumper bars was designed, supplied and implemented, remedying the common challenge among automotive spare parts dealers of how to store bulky stock safely and efficiently.

Mesh decking to cater for the varying sizes and shapes of automotive spare parts was supplied for the pallet racking, affording Jefferson Group greater flexibility when storing inventory.

By redesigning the warehouse layout, storage capacity, efficiency and productivity have been increased, enabling the Jefferson team to more effectively deliver the best service experience possible to their automotive network.

The Boscotek high density drawer storage cabinets resulted in saving up to 30% on the footprint of traditional small parts storage methods. Ideally suited to small automotive parts, this compact solution also improved productivity by increasing the ease and speed with which parts were able to be identified and retrieved.

The installation of the project was managed by Bowen Storage and carried out in two stages, over four weeks.

Downtime was minimised by liaising closely with the client and installing the storage systems around their existing stock and daily order picking schedules.

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