MacDon Industries Ltd announced the opening of its new state of the art Parts Distribution Centre (PDC) in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
“Our goal is to provide World Class Parts Services for all owners of MacDon manufactured equipment wherever they are located in the world. The new PDC is the key to serving our MacDon parts distribution network in Canada, United States, Australia, Europe, Russia, and Brazil, allowing us to achieve this goal,” says Jason Klassen, vice president Global Parts Operations at MacDon.
The newly opened MacDon Parts Distribution Centre has incorporated many advanced building designs and innovative warehouse processes to meet the needs of an expanding customer base:
- 40 feet clear height warehouse — Space utilization and efficiency is maximized with narrow aisles using wire-guided fork lift equipment.
- 98,700 square feet of warehouse — With 40 feet of clear height, there are 3.95 million cubic feet of usable space for shelving optimizing storage and accessibility for parts inventory.
- 12 bay loading dock — Extensive loading dock capacity speeds receiving and shipping capabilities for the best possible service.
- Advanced warehouse management system (WMS) — Full implementation of integrated WMS provides better inventory management, tracking and warehouse efficiency.
“Ultimately our goal is to deliver MacDon Performance Parts to our dealers and customers quickly and efficiently. When a farmer is down during harvest, there is no time to waste. We must deliver!” says Ray Derksen, manager of Parts Logistics and Distribution. “In the short time we have been in our new facility, we have already seen significant improvements and we are just getting started.”