As a result of the limited site capacity, Arnott's faced ongoing challenges with the manufacturing and distribution operations of their site, resulting in double handling of stock in the existing warehousing system and inefficient double handling transport model, making it not sustainable for future operations and growth.
Ageing existing building and infrastructure placed financial upgrade challenges, particularly with the sloping site topography also placing a need for critical automation design for creative engineering solutions.
To address Arnott’s on-going challenges, TMX completed a full supply chain analysis to consolidate transport operations, add warehousing storage capacity, and upgrade the automation operations system.
After conducting this analysis, TMX were able to provide insights on the operations and materials handling equipment solutions with associated costing models.
Additionally, TMX were able to develop and manage the automation tender process to international vendors, complete a detailed tender comparison and selection recommendation, as well as develop and workshop various building design options to meet the existing site restraints, whilst providing an upgraded design to address the automation challenges.
From the outset, TMX prepared project building tender documentation and managed the tender process, negotiations and selection recommendation, right through to superintending the building contract, including, all contract administration and integrated the separate fitout automation contractors.
After implementing the suggested solutions, Arnott’s were able to achieve an increased and optimized on-site pallet storage capacity, though the creation of a new high-bay and refurbishment of an existing high-bay. This allowed for:
- Multiple temperature storage compartments to cater for operational and QA requirements were created. Consolidated multiple transport site operations on to the existing site by increasing storage and upgrading distribution operational areas.
- Minimized disruption to existing ongoing live manufacturing production and warehousing distribution operations, which significantly improved stock management & controls, reducing product wastage, system downtime and supply chain yearly costs.