Paccar Parts has renovated it Northeastern Parts distribution center and designed it to maximize environmental efficiency. The center, located in Lancaster, PA, includes daylight harvesting and the latest in radio frequency (RF) technology.
“We are excited to share all of the upgrades to our Lancaster distribution center. These enhancements strengthen our dedication to providing superior products and service to our network of Kenworth and Peterbilt dealers in the northeastern United States,” said Tom Floyd, general operations manager.
The facility, now a total of 120,000 sq. ft., was doubled in size. An additional 12,500-sq.-ft. small parts mezzanine increases stocking density and order-picking productivity. The combination of added space and optimized racking systems increases the overall facility storage capacity by 130% to 35,000 stock keeping units (SKUs), Paccar Parts said.
The zero waste-to-landfill site also boasts several environmental enhancements. A corrugated auger improves recycling efficiency and a storm water retention system reduces runoff. Motion-sensing light fixtures work in conjunction with 90 skylights and daylight harvesting to reduce electricity usage by 40%.
Additional enhancements include all-new storage and conveyance systems that reduce travel time, as well as ergonomic work stations with hydraulic lifts for heightened employee safety. An upgraded wireless network and next generation RF equipment increase productivity and reduce the possibility of errors.
“These new enhancements will help our distribution center employees continue to deliver outstanding inventory and shipping accuracy to Kenworth and Peterbilt dealers in the Northeast. Paccar customers can depend on getting almost any part they need within 24 hours,” said Floyd.