Gildan Area

Gildan Activewear

Gildan Activewear

Gildan is a vertically-integrated manufacturer of branded basic apparel. The Company has an ongoing commitment to service its customers with ease and accuracy. Wynright’s experienced engineering and software controls team had the ability to support Gildan in achieving their objectives.

When Gildan®, the leading activewear brand in the screenprint market in the U.S. and Canada, experienced tremendous growth and needed their material handling system to more efficiently support their expansion goals, Wynright listened carefully.

Challenge

This global low-cost supplier of quality T-shirts, sport shirts and fleece sought a system for their 910,000 sq ft distribution center in North Carolina.  The main objective was to improve shipment staging and overall organization and also provide more efficient unloading operations for their customers. Gildan wanted a way to sequence orders and tailor shipments to their customer's needs.

Solutions

Wynright collaborated with Gildan to help them realize their productivity improvement goals, incorporating both complex software controls and state-of-the art conveyor technology.

Using a custom-designed Autoexec system, the complex, numerically sequenced truck-loading was coordinated with the customer's needs. Products are now pushed in waves through the distribution center on Motor Driven Roller conveyor technology that not only provides a desirable and quiet system, but also achieves significant energy savings. The AutoRoll+™ Conveyor was a safe and low-maintenance choice.

Wynright also designed and developed a three-stage sequencing sortation system that arranges grouped cartons for pre-organized shipments. Coupled with additional alerts and recovery procedures for error handling, the system helps ensure proper carton sequencing.

Outcome

Now, when pre-organized shipments arrive at Gildan’s customers’ dock, it requires less time and handling to process. The overall cost of goods sold is reduced, which gives Gildan a decisive advantage in the screenprint  market segment.

Working directly with a material handling solutions provider, knowledgeable about the importance of post-service support, meant gaining access to Wynright’s around-the-clock support center and proactive web-based remote monitoring. Thanks to the engineering and software controls team at Wynright, Gildan can now exceed its accuracy goals.

 

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