The Ft. Lauderdale facility uses the most modern inventory management systems and collaborative customer planning for complete inventory control.
Our Fort Lauderdale engine management Distribution Center is responsible for distribution and packaging engine management product. The facility is home to our Forecast Trading Corporation/Original Engine Management (OEM) division and is our secondary engine management DC supporting our Disputanta, Virginia facility. It is also home to other product categories including, filters, emissions, ignitions, switches, and other misc. electrical products. We distribute brands under Master Pro, Import Direct, Value Craft, and about 20 other smaller private brands that are customer specific.
This dynamic facility occupies about 60,000 square feet in two side-by-side buildings, providing services for large and small customers. Approximately 80 employees provide customer service, product management, picking, packing, and shipping. The large space allows the engine management division to maintain a finished goods inventory and a bulk inventory, featuring efficient PTO and LTO (pack-to-order and label-to-order) systems for a multitude of brands.
We utilize a state-of-the-art electronic RF system and picking efficiency is precisely monitored using voice-directed, hands-free picking technology. Our model involves stocking and packaging for many different brands being shipped all over North America. This facility complements the Virginia distribution facility as it enables SMP to customize product stock for many smaller customers.