FedEx, which projected in late 2014 that it would be spending $1.2 billion on more than 70 major expansion projects in the U.S. for FedEx Ground according to the company’s website, engaged LVS to support part of that growth.
THE PROJECT INCLUDED:
- Camera systems in four new locations: Tacoma, Wash.; Knoxville, Tenn.; Houston; and Boulder, Colo.
- The project consisted of roughly 35 cameras at each site, with a little less at the Tennessee and Colorado locations.
- FedEx is using the camera system to monitor conveyor systems moving packages from one point to another. FedEx facility managers are able to identify the source of a problem – and a solution – quickly. The cameras have built-in technology for remote viewing as well. Boxes of different sizes pose challenges as they travel the conveyor with small, narrow boxes posing the greatest challenge.
THE BIGGEST CHALLENGE:
The biggest challenge of doing out-of-state work was access to parts. LVS jumped hurdles by maintaining good relationships with suppliers located in regional offices.