Enable Predictive, Condition-based Maintenance in your Distribution Operations
The Connected Distribution Center enables a predictive approach to asset reliability, allowing DC operators to address critical issues before they happen, minimize unplanned downtime, and drive profitability across the enterprise.
Using connected, machine-level sensors, the system collects data on asset health to detect early indications of pending equipment failure. DC operators are notified of potential issues via a mobile device app that provides system-level trend data and alerts based on specific user-defined parameters. Upon receiving an alert, DC operators can collaborate with other team members and review in-depth asset details using a suite of web-based tools.
This conditioned-based approach delivers measurable uptime improvements and significant reductions in preventative maintenance activities and material costs. Here’s how:
The cost of downtime in an average 750k square-foot DC, operating 5,200 annual hours, is $20k per hour. Moving to a predictive approach that’s based on the actual health of an asset delivers the following improvements:
- Improve downtime by 0.5 percent = $520k
- Reduce preventative maintenance spend by 20–35 percent = $40k
- Cut annual maintenance material and inventory costs by 20–30 percent = $140k
- Result: $700k–$1M saved annually
If you’re ready to detect issues before they can impact production and quickly prioritize maintenance tasks according to their severity, the Connected DC provides predictive asset monitoring for increased reliability.