Auto Parts Group (APG) says it has completed the move into its new “ultra-modern” Smithfield warehouse facility in Sydney.
With a 100 per cent capacity increase over the previous location and 24,000 square metres of storage, the facility features a modern warehouse design and the latest in warehouse management systems (WMS), driving efficiency in the parts receival, storage, pick, and dispatch cycle.
APG says its WMS also automates the parts locating process, optimising which parts best fit each bay size and location. Pick strategies have been optimised into the design, with conveyors reducing the need for manual handling of parts. In addition, the external building design further improves the goods receival and dispatch processes while APG says its facility’s Green Star Approval is a measurable action of the company working towards a near zero carbon footprint.
“This new Sydney facility reaffirms our long-term commitment and service level to the region’s customers through increased product capacity, faster supply and reduced parts handling in the supply process,” APG said in a statement. “That time saved equals cycle time benefit to you and money in your back pocket now and into the future. We’d like to extend a ‘thank-you’ to all clients for making this transition possible.”
The company has put together a drone-tour of the facility: