DBL Says Improvements Better Position It to Handle Peak Demand, Future Growth
DBL Distributing said its implementation of several capital and operational improvements will increase its efficiencies and enable it to accommodate “double-digit gains” in its customer base, product inventory levels and gross sales.
At the center of the improvements is the distributor’s new “Turbo Line” to support “outbound shipping activities, incremental warehouse space and improved workforce management.” DBL said Turbo Line, tested and implemented late last year at its Scottsdale, Ariz., facility and now in production, will “immediately” enable it to better service independent retailers and internet fulfillment customers nationwide by stocking and shipping more products and accessories throughout peak volume periods, especially during seasonal peaks in demand.
DBL describes Turbo Line as “an integrated order fulfillment system which employs the latest in order management technology, including an end-to-end process that automates the scanning, weighing, taping and shipping label process for each order. The entire process produces accurate shipping instructions with information generated by the scanning application.”
“The addition of our Turbo Line is an exciting milestone in DBL history,” said Michael Balaskovits, DBL’s senior vice president of operations. “We can better serve our customers with this newly deployed infrastructure, technology and processes by decreasing the error rate and overall time taken to ship a package while increasing our total packages shipped per day. DBL ships all packages the same day that are ordered before 5 p.m. MST.”
DBL also has implemented “staffing solutions” that enable it, during peak demand periods, to have employees on hand to work third shifts and part-time. Additional pallet racking, meanwhile, has increased its capacity for more inventory. Customized racks for big-screen televisions with 60-inch-deep bays and metal plate decking are now on site as well.