Big Daishowa Opens New Logistics Center

According to the announcement, as the company's product reach expands globally, so does the need for logistics improvements.

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Big Kaiser’s parent company, Big Daishowa Seiki Co. Ltd., recently announced the completion of a new logistics and distribution center, completed in late 2016.

According to the announcement, as the company's product reach expands globally, so does the need for logistics improvements. This state-of-the-art facility joins five existing factories on the Japanese island of Awaji. The 130,000-square-foot building nestled on a 300,000-square-foot parcel cements the dedication to providing customers with correct products in a streamlined process.

The press release adds that automation is prevalent throughout, such as an automatic material handling system run by un-manned forklifts, inspection systems, and robotic stacking of tooling on pallets for shipment – all operating under a unique barcode system that is the basis for all activities. A lift picking system makes use of vertical space, and a 2-dimensional hand controller and voice guidance system eliminates picking errors.

Although 15,000 unique part numbers totaling 1.5 million overall products are stocked there – the building also functions as an attraction to business partners to witness the full level of precision and sophistication Big Daishowa maintains throughout all channels, the company says. A large, open-concept lobby welcomes guests where they can then tour offices, the warehouse, or even stay for a capabilities presentation in the large classroom-style room overlooking the action in the distribution center.

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