DTG PowerStations Enable WebstaurantStore to Remove Motion Waste,
Ensure Faster and More Accurate Shipping to Restaurant Customers
WILMINGTON, MASS. – July 25, 2023 – DTG, the leading provider of industrial-strength power systems and mobile workstation solutions, today announced that WebstaurantStore, the leading distributor of restaurant supplies and equipment, has deployed DTG mobilized Workbench PowerStations in its warehouses. The new workstations enable employees to more easily power and transport electronic devices across the warehouse, while reducing the motion waste that can cause lost productivity, inaccurate data collection and less efficient warehouse operations.
For WebstaurantStore, as with many distributors, warehouses comprise millions of square feet of space, which makes simply traversing the site and performing key shipping operations an error-prone and inefficient process. It was estimated during a Lean/Six Sigma analysis that roughly 240 minutes (or $109) was wasted each day in unnecessary steps.
The new DTG Workbench PowerStations enable WebstaurantStore to mobilize workers, removing the need for fixed workstations, and allowing them to process and capture key information and produce shipping labels directly from laptops, barcode scanners and printers contained on the rolling workstations. Further, since the PowerStations are fueled by DTG’s safe and ecofriendly Lithium Iron Phosphate (LFP) batteries, they can operate 24/7 with 100 percent uptime, and the swappable batteries reduce the need to revisit a recharging station within a shift.
“DTG Workbench PowerStations allow us to provide each associate with everything they may need during a shift,” said Mike Reigel, Shipping Manager, WebstaurantStore. “We were able to customize them to accommodate two computer screens and a pull-out tray for a computer mouse, space for a barcode scanner, a drawer for the printer, and other features to provide associates with everything they may need to do their jobs more effectively. The workstations are becoming a game changer in our warehouse.”
“Distributors today are facing new challenges – from workforce shortages and supply chain issues, to rising customer expectations,” said Steve Shaheen, CEO, and co-founder, DTG. “Innovative companies like WebstaurantStore understand that reducing motion waste and more effectively bringing productivity to the point of task not only makes shipping operations more efficient and accurate but it also improves the employee experience.”
The DTG Workbench PowerStation is a mobile, customizable, battery-powered workstation designed to increase operational efficiencies in manufacturing, logistics and fulfillment facilities. The rugged workstation enables 100 percent uptime with advanced lithium-iron phosphate (LFP) batteries, the safest and most environmentally supportive batteries available. Other features include an ergonomic lift to allow for precise worktop height adjustment; ample workspace for all equipment needs; a modular design allowing for added power capacity and the ability to withstand the rigors of an industrial environment.
WebstaurantStore, Based in Lancaster, PA. is the largest online restaurant supply store servicing professionals and individual customers worldwide. With hundreds of thousands of products available and millions of orders shipped, it has everything businesses need to function at their best. Over the years it has expanded its selection of commercial equipment and wholesale supplies to include healthcare, educational, food, beverage, office, parts, hotel, shipping, and industrial supplies.
DTG is the global leader in the design and delivery of mobilized battery powered workstations and advanced battery systems that bring productivity to the point of task for industries such as industrial materials handling & logistics, hospitality, healthcare and manufacturing. DTG is privately held and based in Wilmington, Mass.
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Linda Pendergast Savage