The term SKU proliferation is known in every distribution center as customer demands for desired colors, packaging, quantities, and sizes have exploded over the past five years. Some of the industry sectors most impacted by SKU proliferation in the distribution environment include:
Apparel, Jewelry, and Shoes
Food and beverage
Books and media
General Consumer Goods
Retail Distribution and order fulfillment centers are a core part of Alfacon Solutions business. According to John Murdoch, CEO, “Fast moving inventory, SKU management, and a wide array of products create complex material handling challenges for distribution centers. Developing order fulfillment solutions from the ground up is critical and results in unique turn-key solution designs for distribution centers combining the latest technologies and design innovation, and apply them to customers’ requirements.”
Founded in 1983, Alfacon Solutions (www.alfaconsolutions.com) is a leading case and pallet conveyor handling systems company operating from an 80,000 square foot facility in Orangeville, Ontario, Canada. Based in lean manufacturing principles, including best-practice value stream mapping and continuous improvement, the Alfacon team designs, engineers, manufactures, and installs complete material handling solutions.
CEO John Murdoch is proud of the company’s hands-on approach when analyzing clients’ challenges and developing solutions based on experience and innovation. The combination of standard and custom engineered components enables Alfacon to create unique material handling solutions tailored to each client; this engineered-to-order (ETO) differentiator positions the company as one of the leading material handling manufacturers in North America. Alfacon provides services to its customer base in the courier, retail, manufacturing, and industrial sectors. The company is a proud member of MHI.
The core values of Alfacon Solutions ensure a customer-centric approach to every project and drives the entire team to consistently deliver exceptional results. From experience, passion, and integrity to commitment, innovation, and on-time delivery dependability, Alfacon Solutions anticipates double digit growth year over year for the next decade. Follow on Twitter @AlfaconSolution.
Company Name: Alfacon Solutions
Contact Person: John Murdoch
Address:595 Riddell Road