Indianapolis, IN – Würth Service Supply has recently moved its Rock Island, IL branch to a new location nearby. The move will allow the business unit to better manage inventory and serve customers, while remaining in close proximity to all existing accounts.
While both the previous building and the new facility are comparable in size at 12,000 square feet, the layouts are very different, making a large difference in the work flow processes. “The difference between the two locations is that the old building was built as a multi-tenant building with dividing walls and low ceilings,” says Business Manager, Lance Boeken, “the advantage now is that we have a better flow and racks can be built higher to accommodate additional inventory, which will allow the process of receiving and shipping inventory to be much more efficient and productive.”
The new warehouse has been set up with brand new racks at greater heights to accommodate additional inventory, as well as an additional lift truck and picker to increase productivity. The ability to better use the warehouse space will allow the branch to support additional business as the company grows. The branch hosts seven employees and is the home branch for two of the company’s Key Account Managers, working primarily with the Agricultural Machinery Industry and the Construction Equipment Industry.
Located in Moline, Ill., near I-74, the new facility is only 11 miles from the previous location, making the move an easy transition and allowing all employees to remain with the branch. The lack of distance in the move has also allowed the business unit to remain close to all of its existing customers and continue servicing them with no interruptions, while opening opportunities for increased business.