Our Projects

Creative, complete, warehouse and material handling solutions

Whether you are looking to improve efficiencies within your existing facility or you are looking for a fully automated distribution system, DLN has the experience necessary to reach your specific goals.

We provide creative, complete, warehouse and material handling solutions from receiving to shipping that will bring your operation together and create an efficient product flow.

Marshall Retail Group

Using automation to fit complex logistics into an incredibly tight footprint for quick turnaround to service over 170 retail locations across North America.

Our Task:

Renovate a new (to the company), larger facility to replace a smaller more manual facility.

Challenges:

Because they are in the travel retail industry, their location near the airport was key for quick turnaround. We used automation to streamline processing and make the absolute most of the footprint with reducing conveyor and maintenance requirements. 

Goals:

Increase productivity. Keep up with demand and increase efficiency. Allow for growth.

Solution:

Automated Put To Light, value added service (VAS) tables, completely re-worked put and pick system.

Results:

Items processed in as little as 1-2 days compared to 5-7 days, which has made a large impact on sales revenue. MRG has experienced double the though put in the PTL area.

Alliance Beverage

Combining operations from several existing DC’s into one cutting-edge facility that is prepared for future growth.

Our Task:

New build to integrate several existing, manual facilities. Re-purpose existing equipment to save on cost and implement automation to increase efficiency.

Challenges:

Over 3,500 different products with multiple suppliers providing no more than 15% of their total sales volume. Need to reduce error with a scan & weigh system.

Goals:

Manage growth and keep up with demand. Flexibility to acquire more business. Efficiency and quality improvements.

Solution:

Systems include scanning, individual case tracking with labels, high speed sortation, quality checks, directed picking and putting.

Results:

New build completed on time and within budget. Estimated efficiencies in quality and efficiency were realized earlier than anticipated. System running flawlessly and company has continued to expand.

Dollar General

Relationship grew from service provider for existing conveyor to building multiple new greenfield distribution centers as our partnership solidified.

Our Task:

New build to add capacity to existing logistics network. Our team has worked hand in hand with this client to complete several new builds as well as several complete DC retrofits over the past 12 years.

Challenges:

Ability to handle totes and very small cartons. No interference with columns or supports running to the floor, completely open floor path to shipping dock.

Goals:

Increased efficiency. Reduced error. Speed of order processing. Ability to handle volume increases seamlessly.

Solution:

Many hours inspecting existing systems and then providing studies and number crunching to make serious adjustments in speed and rates.

Results:

By increasing efficiencies in existing DC’s, client is able to avoid building a new DC this upcoming year and rely in existing DC’s despite heavy volume increases. Down times have been cut by more than in 50% in new systems. System volumes have increased by 10% for existing systems.