Doing it the old way
- All staging, packing, and movement
of boxes was done manually.
- Boxes were manually filled on fixed
packing tables then stacked onto
- The pallets were hauled away with
Goals for the new system
- Use conveyor to transport packed
boxes from the current production room
to the new product skidding area where
boxes are manually palletized.
- Plan for the transportation of full
boxes from the future production area
and deliver empty boxes to the pack
The company reports that the new Hytrol
system has resulted in a safer,
uncluttered production and packing area.
Also, the finished product can now be
palletized in a 34� F environment, thus
increasing shelf life.
"Since the installation of this system,
product has benefited from the ability to
increase chilling time and better control
the cold chain. Our concern with space
utilization has also been addressed. This
system gives us a way to provide our
employees a safer working environment while
providing our customers with the highest
quality product possible."
Today, the "new" order delivery system
ships over 90 trucks a day in two shifts
with orders ranging from 1 SKU per truck to
completely mixed products, often all on