ResMed, a global leader in the diagnosis, treatment and management of sleep-disordered breathing, celebrated the grand opening of their new 480,000 square-foot Atlanta-area distribution center on June 2. Increased demand for ResMed products drove the effort to build a new distribution operation.
The building includes space for VAS (value-added services) such as custom labeling, kitting, light assembly and repair operations, as well as two 3-story pick modules where product is picked directly to the shipping carton and corrugate size is chosen based on order profile. High-speed pallet picking areas, equipment for insertion of literature and labeling, and a shipping sorter all help keep orders flowing quickly through the facility. The building is controlled by Fortna’s state-of-the-art warehouse control system, FortnaWCS™.
To alleviate capacity constraints and improve service in its existing facility while the new facility was being built, Fortna implemented labor management software that focused on process improvement, standardization and an engineered labor standard for the picking operations.
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The global team at ResMed (NYSE:RMD) is united in their commitment to changing lives with every breath. With more than 4,000 employees and a presence in over 100 countries, the company has been pioneering new and innovative devices and treatments for sleep-disordered breathing, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and other key chronic diseases for more than 25 years. ResMed’s world-leading products and innovative solutions improve the quality of life for millions of patients worldwide, reduce the impact of chronic disease, and save healthcare costs. For more information about ResMed and its businesses, visit www.resmed.com or follow @resmed on Twitter.