VARGO® designs new global hub for international distributor

KLX Aerospace Solutions goes live with state-of-the-art warehouse

HILLIARD, Ohio (Jan. 15, 2019) — VARGO® is proud to announce that a new global distribution center built in Miami, Florida, for KLX Aerospace Solutions has gone live.

VARGO®, a leading provider of material-handling systems integration, warehouse execution software and equipment solutions for major fulfillment and distribution centers, designed and engineered the new distribution center.

KLX Aerospace Solutions had previously announced news about a new 700,000-square-foot headquarters site in Miami, which includes the new, automated 400,000-square-foot warehouse dedicated to distribution. With the new facility, KLX has consolidated its warehouse facilities from three buildings to one.

KLX Aerospace Solutions currently markets and distributes more than 1 million catalog items from more than 3,000 manufacturers.

VARGO® worked with KLX to design, engineer and integrate fulfillment solutions for the facility —including conveyors, sorters and a three-level pick module — to create an efficient, state-of-the-art facility that will enable KLX to serve its customers around the world. VARGO® is using its Continuous Order Fulfillment Engine (COFE®) in the facility.

“With this project, COFE® provides routing and basic warehouse control system functionality, although the facility was designed with the possibility of COFE®’s functionality increasing as the KLX business continues to grow,” said J. Michael Vargo, president of VARGO®. COFE® is capable of sequencing and synchronizing all work resources within a facility — machines, people and processes — enabling a facility to process orders for both efficiency and expediency with one inventory and one workforce.

KLX offers end-to-end services that reduce cost, risk and complexity. The company employs more than 2,600 people in more than 15 countries who work in the military, commercial and business jet space.

In October, Boeing (NYSE:BA) announced that it had acquired KLX Aerospace Solutions, which is a major global provider of aviation parts and services in the aerospace industry. As of February 2019, KLX will be known as Boeing Distribution Services Inc.

 

About KLX Aerospace Solutions

KLX Aerospace Solutions is the world’s leading distributor and value-added service provider of aerospace fasteners and consumables, offering the broadest range of aerospace hardware and consumables and inventory management services worldwide. Beginning February 2019, KLX will be known as Boeing Distribution Services Inc. Learn more at klxaerospace.com.

About Boeing

Boeing is the world’s largest aerospace company and leading manufacturer of commercial airplanes and defense, space and security systems. Boeing is also the world leader in combined commercial airlines and government services with customers in more than 150 countries. The company’s products and tailored services include commercial and military aircraft, satellites, weapons, electronic and defense systems, launch systems, advanced information and communication systems, and performance-based logistics and training. Boeing employs approximately 140,000 people across the United States and in more than 65 countries.