CASE STUDY

Increasing Production Efficiency and Eliminating Packaging Waste with Door Hardware Solutions


Challenge

Sourcing issues with a previous door hardware supplier, led to excessive packaging waste and production delays for a leading wholesale manufacturer of non-residential modular space solutions.

Solution

The manufacturer had a trusted relationship with Wesco and disclosed the problems they were facing during a new product discussion. The Wesco team quickly collaborated with an established supplier partner to create an innovative solution for the customer that accommodated bulk packages and decreased processing time. The team implemented the solution— everything from the initial consultation to the first delivery—in five months.  

Results

Wesco’s manufacturer partner strived to understand the customer’s market and solve their challenges with a creative and robust solution. The new bulk-packaging system increased production efficiency, eliminated 80% of waste, and reduced the need for re-keying products by over 50%.

Solutions for a wide variety of products:

  • HVAC
  • Hardware
  • Lighting
  • Adhesives and Coatings
  • Fasteners
  • MRO and Consumables
  • Safety
  • Plumbing
  • Decorative Building Products
  • Electrical (Loadcenters and Panels)
  • Wire and Cable



Summary

Customer
A regional wholesale manufacturer of modular nonresidential buildings.

Challenges
Excess packaging waste on-site and production slowdowns.

Results
Eliminated 80% of the waste and provided keying options to reduce the need for re-keying by over 50%.



Wesco’s nationwide manufactured structures team takes pride in being inventive, adaptive and agile to serve the needs of the modular and assembled building industry. Unrelenting in our mission for better solutions, our creative and unique approaches have helped us build, connect, power and protect our world for over 40 years.