9to5 Seating Optimizes Facility with Raymond West

9to5



  • warehouse optimization

  • warehouse consulting

  • warehouse productivity


  • CHALLENGE: SIMPLE BUT AGGRESSIVE

    9to5 Seating specializes in the design and manufacture of office seating for a wide-range of customers that include: major companies, schools, hospitals and "mom-and-pop" businesses.

    In building a new warehouse and production facility, 9to5 Seating had a simple but aggressive goal: create capacity to quadruple production in a new production and warehouse facility that is LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold certified.

  • SOLUTION: SMOOTH MATERIAL FLOW

    The company joined forces with Raymond West, to design the handling system.

    Raymond West worked with the 9to5 Seating team to design a U-shaped material flow. The circulation consists of lift trucks receiving incoming raw materials and components, feeding the VNA racking system, delivering components to the pick module and moving finished good to shipping - all with Raymond lift trucks.

  • RESULT: MAXIMUM PRODUCTIVITY

    The company is achieving its aims to boost efficiency substantially in the new facility. President Dara Mir, estimates that, in total, the handling process - including the lift trucks, conveyors and pick module - has increased productivity by more than 40 percent compared with the previous facility.