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McKenzie Handling Systems was founded in 1985 with a vision of providing creative solutions to both simple and complex material handling challenges. Dell Computer, New South Express, GLOVIS America, Hyundai, and Kia are just a few of the companies who rely on McKenzie’s expertise and commitment to quality.

MCKENZIE SYSTEMS GROUP

Our Systems Group is responsible for all phases of your material handling systems integration, including system design, project management, installation, and service. Each and every project over the last 30 years has been successfully completed by this group to the complete satisfaction of our clients. Our systems include:

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  • Automated Conveyor Systems
  • Distribution Centers
  • High Speed Sortation
  • In-process Manufacturing Assembly
  • Automated Storage and Retrieval
  • Class 1000 Cleanroom Transport Systems
  • Transfer and Lift Products
  • Line-side Automotive Automation
  • Warehouse & Inventory Management

 

Order fulfillment strategies to go fast track in your e-commerce business growth

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ENGINEERING

The Engineering Department includes a Structural and Pneumatics Engineer, a robotics specialist and four Design Engineers.

INSTALLATION & SERVICE

Our services offered include modifications to existing systems, installation, warranty service, preventive maintenance, and emergency service. McKenzie maintains a full fabrication shop at its facility in Bessemer, Alabama for custom integration and parts requirements.

ELECTRICAL & CONTROLS

Has extensive experience in industrial automation and controls. Services include full electrical design and installation, panel design and fabrication, plc programming, motion control, RF and barcode systems, and network buses.

MCKENZIE HANDLING SYSTEMS offers a line of products from the leading manufacturers of material handling equipment and software. We provide the best solution to suit your requirements. MCKENZIE operates a complete fabrication and CNC machining center staffed by machinist and fabrication professionals. When the best solution to your needs has not been invented, MCKENZIE builds it. MCKENZIE provides complete integration services for all equipment and software... design, installation, service, and support.

Hardware

  • Automated Guided Vehicles
  • Automated Storage & Retrieval Systems
  • Carousel Storage Systems
  • Conveyors
  • Cranes & Hoists
  • Lift Assists
  • Mezzanine Systems
  • Packaging Equipment
  • Pallet Rack
  • Palletizers
  • Protective Guarding
  • Safety Equipment & Ergonomics
  • Scales & Weighing Equipment
  • Shelving & Decking
  • Shipping Systems
  • Sortation Equipment
  • Storage Rack
  • Storage Containers
  • Trays & Totes
  • Robots & Robotic Work cells
  • Vertical Lifts
  • Workstations

Software

  • Factory Floor Control
  • Manufacturing Management
  • Order Picking Fulfillment & Delivery
  • Parcel, Freight & Cargo Distribution
  • PLC and PC Control Systems
  • Pick-to-Light
  • Put-to-Light
  • Vision Systems
  • Voice Recognition Picking
  • Warehouse Control Systems (WCS)

INDUSTRY SOLUTIONS

  • Apparel
  • Document & Collection Management
  • Durable Manufacturing
  • e-Commerce
  • Food & Beverage
  • General Merchandising
  • Grocery
  • Non-Durable Manufacturing
  • Parcel
  • Pharma/Healthcare
  • Third-Party Logistics (3PL)
  • Wholesal

SUPPLY CHAIN SOLUTIONS

Cross Docking

When stock arrives at a cross-docking facility, it is simply unloaded from the trailers or pallets onto the DC’s conveyor system. This transports the stock to the conveyor sortation system, where individual items are sorted to their relevant shipping lane, making it a very efficient operation with no put-away and no replenishment required; just one touch through the DC.

Receiving

Stock arriving on pallets is typically handled using forklifts/pallet trucks or, Automated Guided Vehicle (AGV), pallet conveyor system or transfer car. Cases arriving block-stacked in delivery vehicles or shipping containers are normally unloaded and consolidated onto pallets, which are then staged for put-away in the DC’s pallet racking system.

Shipping

WCS directs the loading and reverse-drop sequencing of orders, and then ‘closes’ and certifies loads on the delivery vehicle/shipping container, improving order assembly flexibility, and automatically generates shipping manifests, order documentation and man and machine-readable labels.

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CONVEYOR SYSTEMS

STORAGE SYSTEMS

WAREHOUSE PICKING SYSTEMS

 

LAYOUT AND DESIGN

Facility Planning

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MANUFACTURING

CONTROLS AND TESTING

DELIVERY AND INSTALLATION

ORDER PICKING

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  • Accommodation and Food Services
  • Archive Management
  • Automotive
  • Distribution
  • E-commerce
  • Educational Services
  • Government
  • Health Care
  • Justice
  • Manufacturing
  • Off-Site Storage
  • Retail
  • Utilities

ORDER PICKING SOFTWARE

Pick-to-Light

Is ideal for fulfillment operations processing a medium to high number of orders, with a low to medium number of lines per order.

  • Increased productivity and accuracy plus reduced labor hours and errors provide a fast ROI.

Put-to-Light

Is commonly used in e-commerce and direct to-consumer order fulfillment.
It is ideal for companies with a large number of products, batch picking multiple orders at once.

  • The put system directs sorting of the batches into individual direct-to-consumer orders.

 

WAREHOUSE SOFTWARE

Light Directed Picking System

Pick-to-light systems employ visual cues to increase both speed and efficiency in the picking process. Categorized as a “paperless” picking solution, pick-to-light solutions can be used with static storage such as pallet racks and shelving, as well as with a vertical lift module (VLM) or other automated storage and retrieval systems (AS/RS).

Not only can pick-to-light applications indicate what items to pick, they also can indicate how many and other pertinent details. As such, light-directed picking systems can increase pick rate productivity and order accuracy by reducing the time spent seeking items and perusing paperwork.

Carton Flow combined with Pick to Light increased picking performance by up to 50% with this paperless picking system.A digital display signals how many products should be taken from each channel.

Voice Activated Picking Systems

The Voice Recognition/Response System allows people with no computer skills to achieve manual sorting/picking by talking with normal conversational speech. This system translates spoken words and numbers into carrier bin numbers or route IDs according to carrier route scheme tables. The carrier codes are displayed or communicated by voice commands to the picker advising them of the bin location.

  • Eliminates necessity for Scheme Memorization
  • Increased Productivity
  • Higher Accuracy
  • No Computer Skills Required
  • Minimizes Time Spent on Employing Training
  • Hands Free
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