16 May 2017
Recently, NHP opened a new warehouse in Derrimut, Victoria, conveniently situated in the neighbouring suburbto NHP’s National Manufacturing and Distribution Centre of Laverton.
The newly constructed 5500m2 facility undertook a four week fit-out including new racking, leading safety features, pedestrian and forklift segregation rails, line painting, and IT infrastructure.
“It was challenging but the team were very dedicated and diligent, working long hours to make sure we minimised the disruption to our customer base – any urgent orders were handled with high priority. In the post transition review, we were extremely pleased that no-one was inconvenienced,” said NHP’s Integrated Supply Chain Director, Alex Coslovich.
This facility enables improved service and capacity levels for our customer base and demand, with space for two unloading sunken container docks which are undercover eliminating the risk of weather exposure leading to product damage.
“Warehouses run at an optimum capacity of 80% and we recognised that we had outgrown our existing infrastructure. Clearly, the new facility not only makes our operation more efficient, but gives us spare capacity to accommodate the continued growth of the business,” Mr. Coslovich continued.
NHP is proud to have a warehouse service level exceeding 99% with an average time of 30 minutes to unload a container and a further 48 hours for lines to be put away. In addition to NHP’s warehousing network managing 40,000 lines (in-stock), orders placed before 3pm on these lines are dispatched on the same day.
This new facility complements NHP’s existing warehouse infrastructure, all the while, increasing local stock holding capacity, operational performance and service efficiency.
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