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In this video case study, Ariat explains how AHS | Hy-Tek has helped the retail & eCommerce company optimize its order fulfillment process by implementing the Exotec Skypod System.


Location(s): Northern KentuckyFacility Size: 220,000 sqftProjects Implemented: 4Years Servicing Client: 21Vertical: Wholesale Situation: With continued growth and increased market share, it became obvious the current facility was not going to support forecasted sales. With advancements in technology and current construction cost, the decision was to build-up, not out. Au-ve-co’s current facility would not support this […]


Client: GapLocation(s): Fresno, CA; Fishkill, NY; Erlanger, KY; Gallatin, TNFacility Sizes: 750,000, (2) 1,000,000, (3) 500,000 sqftProjects Implemented: 35Years Servicing Client: 36Vertical: Retail Situation With the Gap’s Logistics Group having so many irons in the fire, they call on AHS’s experts to assist with designing, implementing, and commissioning systems across the U.S. Solution With the […]

eBay Enterprise

Client: eBay EnterpriseLocation: Louisville, KYFacility Size: 490,000 sqftProjects Implemented: 18Years Servicing Client: 12Vertical: 3PL Situation eBay Enterprise provided e-commerce fulfillment for a client that asked to them to enhance their existing fulfillment solution to handle a peak day increase of 85%. In addition to having to develop a much more efficient solution, the timeline for […]

Finish Line

Client: Finish LineLocation(s): Indianapolis, INFacility Size: 500,000 sqftProjects Implemented: 15Years Servicing Client: 27Vertical: Retail Situation: Forecasted sales were exceeding the outbound capacity of the current facility. Finish Line needed to implement the solution using as much of the existing equipment as possible and without interrupting store shipments. Solution AHS’s Design team met with Finish Line’s Executive […]


Situation After analyzing fulfillment services, Hayneedle determined handling fulfillment internally would improve customer experience and cost control. They were previously using a Third Party Fulfillment organization to process orders. Solution Hayneedle retained AHS’s service to assist in analyzing multiple current and forecasted needs. AHS provided Hayneedle with multiple layouts analyzing narrow aisle and very narrow […]


Client: InnotracLocation: Hebron, KYFacility Size: 235,000 sqftProjects Implemented: 15Years Servicing Client: 26Vertical: 3PL Situation: With JC Penney exiting the logistics business, Smith & Hawken, a premium provider of gardening products, had to act quickly to find a new partner. Their search ended when they met with Innotrac, Inc. Within 18 weeks, Innotrac had to find […]


Client: SwimOutlet.comLocation: West Chester, OHFacility Size: 200,000 sqftProjects Implemented: 3Years Servicing Client: 4Vertical: Direct to Consumer SituationWith continued growth and a strong sales forecast, decided it was time to reevaluate its fulfillment operation and location of its distribution center. After an extensive network analysis, SwimOutlet narrowed its search to Southern Ohio. SolutionWith the facility […]


Situation Hubert’s distribution center was located in an old warehouse just west of downtown Cincinnati. While the facility was 110,000 square feet, the ceiling height limited them to storing products no higher than 16 feet. With current business levels being at an all-time high and an optimistic sales forecast, it became obvious that a larger, […]

The Hillman Group

Client: The Hillman GroupLocation: Hebron, KYFacility Size: 220,000 sqftProjects Implemented: 10Years Servicing Client: 31Vertical: Wholesale Situation Increased sales and aggressive acquisitions intensified the need to implement a new system versus continuing to make enhancements to the existing setup. To continue providing superior customer service, Hillman needed to implement a state-of-the-art Warehouse Management System (WMS). The […]