Albright’s Supply is hosting an “Open House” on Oct. 18 that no auto trimmer should miss! There will be food, door prizes, facility tours and steep discounts on offer. What’s more, reps from some of the auto upholstery industry’s leading manufacturers – including Enduratex and Morbern USA – will be on hand to network. Of course, The Hog Ring will be there too!
The event will be held at the headquarters of Albright’s Supply in Corinth, Mississippi, and run from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm. Arrive early and Albright’s supply will treat you to a free southern breakfast!
Albright’s Supply explains some of the event’s scheduled highlights:
- Since January we have been operating a custom-engineered, state-of-the-art order-pulling system. There is not another system like this in the industry. It has greatly improved our customer experience by correctly cataloging items with their locations utilizing bar codes. Thus cutting down on mistakes, and speeding up the order-pulling process. We will be picking orders so that you can actually see your order go from computer entry all the way to packed and shipped.
- We have added a number of new machines to process foam. These large blocks can be sliced, cut or contoured. We will show you how each operation is performed. We also will show you our foam-packing process.
- More and more people are using the web store to place their orders 24/7. We will be showing a web demo to show you some tips and tricks to make the experience uncomplicated. We will also preview the new enhanced site going live in December.
- There will be a huge clearance area full of items marked at bargain prices. All must go!
We’re particularly excited to see Albright’s new order-pulling system in action. It’s the most efficient system in the industry — able to locate and pull any product in less than 3 minutes. That means Albright’s Supply can process and ship orders quickly, satisfying both you and your customers.
Andrew Kahn, business development manager for Albright’s Supply, explains:
You may have been to other suppliers, but we can guarantee that you have seen nothing like our warehouse operation. It is definitely worth the trip to see. We have high-density shelving with over 40,000 barcoded locations, like a monster Post Office full of PO Boxes.
Our picking system sends the order puller to the correct location where the item is. A particular color of a pattern may be in 6 different locations in varied measurements. The system looks at the amount ordered. It then sends the order puller to the location where the roll giving the best utilization is. We know where every roll is, and what the yardage of that roll is. Also after we have picked your order, the system will likely send the roll back to a different location based on the regularity of sales. So the system automatically puts the roll back to a location based on the most frequently pulled items being closest to the cutting tables.
Our average pick time is under 3 minutes, which means we can process many more orders per hour. Our output per picker is almost 5 times what it was before, and they (warehouse staff) will tell you they are working smarter not harder.
So come see the live demo! And while you’re at it, stick around to network with some of the auto upholstery industry’s leading manufacturers — including Spradling International, LTM, Recasens, Morbern USA, Quality Thread, EZ-On Auto Tops, Bruin Plastics, Enduratex, and American Foam & Fabrics.
If you can’t make it, stay tuned to The Hog Ring for a promotional code that’ll allow you to take advantage of “Open House” discounts when you place an order online.
For more details, call Albright’s Supply at (662) 287-1451 or visit AlbrightsSupply.com.