Teradyne is a leading supplier of Automatic Test Equipment. The company delivers competitive advantages to the world’s leading semiconductor, electronics, automotive and network systems companies. In 2004, Teradyne had sales of $1.8 billion, and currently employs about 4,100 people worldwide.
Being a leader in their industry meant streamlining their warehouse distribution system. Before the renovation, Teradyne had a standard stockroom operation including shelving units, bins and 7,000 parts arranged in part number sequence. Within 2 weeks after installing Abel Womack’s warehouse control system, the company more than doubled its productivity, going from 250 lines per person to an average of 600 lines per person.