Company: Otis Technology, Inc.
Headquarters: Lyons Falls, NY
Size of Company: 100-499 employees
Industry: Industrial/heavy equipment
Primary Product Line: Breech-to-Muzzle cleaning systems for rifles, pistols, and shotguns
Name of Project: The Daifuku Automated Storage/Retrieval System
Project Objective: To make manufacturing and warehouse operations more efficient; use automation technology to decrease inventory levels, shrink lead times, and create optimal flow in the warehouse; apply lean production principles to drive down the amount of inventory in work centers from a full day’s worth to one hour’s worth
Technologies Employed: Sage Software MRP, Daifuku AS/RS, Cisco network for ADAM automated vehicles
Accomplishments/ROI: Ability to pick orders went from 45 per day to 60-70 per day; decreased lead times from four to six weeks to 24 to 48 hours; on-time delivery improved from 85% to 99.4%; fewer inventory errors and quality defects; ROI on Daifuku within five years