caterpillar mossville

HKL owns and operates a 570,000 square foot inbound logistics center in Mossville, Illinois. The inbound logistics center serves the adjacent Caterpillar engine manufacturing facility. The facility receives and stores engine components from global suppliers, provides subassembly, kitting, sequencing and delivery to point of use on a just-in-time basis.

Key Business Issues
  • Poor material flow, with multiple handoffs
  • Excessive freight movement and related costs
  • Virtually non-existent software system integration
  • Highly manual processes, resulting in poor inventory control and visibility
HKL Solution
  • HKL Investment
  • Integrated Facility & Material Handling System
    • Located adjacent CAT campus
    • 50,000 location Automated Warehouse
  • Integration software solution
    • Improved inventory visibility
    • Improved material management
    • Quarantine capabilities
Client Return
  • Inventory reduction of $70M
  • Reduced work stoppages on assembly by 94%
  • Reduced outside trucking of materials between plants by 90%
  • Recovered over 150,000 sq. ft. floor space in the engine plant