In what can be characterized as a fast paced, highly productive environment, the Operations team is responsible for all aspects associated with warehousing and product distribution. Beginning with receiving product from the port to internal processing to moving the product through Aurobindo’s facility using the WMS technology, and to getting it shipped to the external customer, it is a team whose mission revolves around efficiencies, effectiveness, and safety. In fact, Operations’ throughput is close to 350,000 units per day.
Embracing technology is an important aspect of the Operations’ many functions, not just with today’s ability to move product along the supply chain, but also gearing up for future customer needs…and making critical, time-related decisions. Success is a direct result of quick, efficient turn-around time. The advances in technology allow large operational entities to move product to the right place at the right time with the right speed. Customers are the beneficiaries of accurate and timely shipments and the accompanying back-up data.
Gearing up for the ever increasing demand from customers whose own footprint has been extended due to industry consolidation, Aurobindo has acquired 90 acres in central New Jersey. They plan to erect a 565,000 sq. ft. facility of which 365,000 sq. ft. will be dedicated to warehousing and distribution.
Based on the distribution center’s implementation of an automated storage and retrieval system(ASRS or AS/RS) consisting of a variety of computer-controlled systems for automatically placing and retrieving loads from defined storage locations, Aurobindo will be better positioned to service the ever increasing customer demands. It will feature better utilization of space, pallets that travel to the picker, lower maintenance costs, and increased energy efficiency. In addition, automating the process decreases potential ‘down time.’
As a result, the benefits to customer orders will be manifest by even greater improvements in turnaround time, consistency, and reliability. By leveraging the significant increase in storage capacity, Aurobindo will be able to handle increased demand and time sensitive shipments. The 16 dock doors quadruple its current footprint and the vault, too, is significantly larger than its current one, more than five times the size of today’s Class II storage facility.