“We had 60 to 90 bays of plastic wheel flow lanes in Miami and 40-50 bays in Commerce. They’re just a maintenance nightmare keeping them repaired,” Glinka said. “We don’t have to make any repairs to SpanTrack.”
“Once we started using the product, we decided not to even look at anything else. As far as I’m concerned it’s the best case flow product out there.”
At the onset, Glinka received input from the selectors and forklift operators through a series of committee meetings. The meetings were designed to find the best solutions to any problems plaguing the facility. Both management and the workers agreed Span-Track would alleviate the rotating slots nightmare. Glinka said, “The workers loved SpanTrack because the product was always at the pick face.” Another benefit Glinka pointed out was that “SpanTrack is flexible and user-friendly. It’s very easily interchangeable.” This allows Smart & Final to match SpanTrack with the product going into a particular slot. Even large boxes like bread products, which typically exceed 24” in width, are easily slotted by putting two sections of track side by side. Plus, because SpanTrack loads from the back, you always have a strict rotation of your product.