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Brett Fuller
Brett Fuller

 

Welcome, Brett Fuller!

Our team has grown! We are excited to welcome out newest team member, Brett Fuller. Brett joined us as the Marketing Coordinator on our Communications team. He is a graduate of Purdue University where he studied Communications with specialties in Advertising and Rhetorical Advocacy. With ten years of editorial and marketing experience under his belt, we are thrilled with the knowledge he brings to our team!

Brett was born and raised in Northwest Indiana. He and his wife met in college, they married several years ago and now have a 2-year-old daughter. When he’s not working, you can find him spending time with his family and friends. One of his favorite things to do is to hike the Indiana Dunes with his wife and their two dogs, Maxwell and Penny.

Along with this, Brett is an avid Chicago sports fan, and loves to cheer on the Cubs, Bears and Bulls.

What excites you the most about working at Storage Solutions?

“I am excited to develop more skills in digital marketing and learn more about the material handling industry.”

Interested in becoming part of the Storage Solutions team? Apply here today!

TJ McManus
TJ McManus

 

Welcome, TJ McManus!

At Storage Solutions, we are always working on growing our team to better assist our valuable customers. Most recently we welcomed TJ McManus as a Project Manager out of our Kansas City office. He is a graduate of the University of Kansas, where he studied Communications. In his previous position, TJ managed a team of seven that assisted healthcare providers in streamlining their internal processes. In addition, he has previous sales and manufacturing experience, through working in shipping and receiving as well as rack installation. We’re pleased to have you, TJ!

When he’s not working, you can find him spending time with his family and friends rooting on the Kansas City Chiefs. TJ also loves to travel and often heads to Northern Colorado with his girlfriend. They love to hike and visit the Mishawaka Amphitheater for concerts.

What excites you the most about working at Storage Solutions?

“I’m excited to be able to work with all different types of companies and customize our solutions to their specific needs.”

We look forward to sharing more about TJ with our customers as he dives into upcoming projects. Interested in becoming part of the Storage Solutions team? Apply here today!

Project Spotlight Smart Slotting

You may have heard us mention our new Smart Slotting tool recently. In this project, the customer came to us looking for an answer to their low storage utilization percentage of 20% across the entire facility. With Smart Slotting, we were able to provide a practical answer to this problem, while also increasing productivity and efficiency.

By collecting some preliminary data, our experienced team uses Smart Slotting to provide a layout that best suits your needs. This new layout provides you lower operating cost, while also increasing the daily throughput of your facility.

In this example, the customer saw over a 12% decrease in their daily labor costs. They were able to find a location for all of their SKUs, and raise their storage utilization numbers over 70%. In addition, they were able to cut their storage mediums in half after the Smart Slotting evaluation. The new location types and sizes designed for stored items is much more efficient and simple.

This project had a significant impact on the customer’s operation by improving space utilization, reducing labor costs, and increasing throughput to lower operating costs. The new storage configuration also set the customer up with space for product growth for a minimum of five years.

Interested in learning more about the methodology and analysis behind this project? View the full case study here and contact us today to see how we can assist with your operational needs.

SSI Family Night 2019

Storage Solutions celebrates family night at the Indianapolis Indians game! This was our 8th annual company outing. Every year Storage Solutions holds a company-wide outing and this year families were invited.

Founded in 1902, the Indians are Indianapolis’ professional Minor League Baseball team. Tuesday night, we all headed over to Victory Field to watch the Indians take on the Syracuse Mets. Furthermore, this was a great opportunity for everyone to meet and mingle with each other’s family members.

Though it was a bit rainy throughout the night, our team was able to relax with their family and friends with some peanuts and crackerjacks. Here at Storage Solutions, we value teamwork, competitiveness, and camaraderie, all of which we saw on and off the field.

This year’s event was a homerun! Even though the Indians lost, we enjoyed seeing Tim Tebow at bat for the Mets.

We are looking forward to our next company-wide outing next year!

Looking to join the Storage Solutions family? Take a look at our career openings here.

Strategic Optimization Solutions

With the constant changes taking place in the supply chain industry, everyone is looking for ways to improve efficiency and take their operation to the next level. At Storage Solutions we also recognize these changes and want to ensure we are always offering the latest products and solutions to best serve our customers. As a result, we have rolled out our Strategic Optimization Solutions (SOS). This new approach includes six key areas of focus: design, dynamic, technology, storage, turnkey and relocation solutions.

Simple. Smart. Strategic.

The goal of our SOS offerings is to provide value to every customer in tackling any business challenge they partner with us to address. By using a simple, smart, and strategic approach we offer our customers solutions to cover every aspect of their operation. Whether you need to add a new storage system to maximize space utilization within a facility, make a change in your warehouse design to improve productivity, or make an upgrade to the latest technology in the industry, we have you covered.

With so many offerings, it can be hard to know which approach is best for your company. Take a deeper look at our Strategic Optimization Solutions to learn more about each one. Our team of experts can work with you to analyze your challenges and review any necessary data. From there, our simple, smart and strategic approach will allow us to develop recommended solutions tailored to your needs. Contact us today to start the process towards optimal efficiency in your facility. Let us work together with you through all your operational endeavors!

Greg Michel
Greg Michel

Welcome, Greg Michel!

We are pleased to announce the addition of Greg Michel to the Storage Solutions team! Greg joined us as a National Accounts Manager in our Westfield office. He is an alumni of Indiana University where he obtained a Bachelor’s degree from the Kelly School of Business in Finance and Accounting. With seven years of sales and management experience under his belt, we are thrilled with the knowledge he brings to our team. In his previous role, he managed the Coca-Cola Indiana Sales team. This consisted of about 15 people and 8,000 customers.

Greg is an avid golf player, and in his free time enjoys playing with his family and friends. He also loves to travel and explore new places with his wife. Visiting Ireland was a highlight for him. He says that the Cliffs of Moher is one of the most beautiful views he’s ever seen.

What are you most excited for at Storage Solutions?

“Storage Solutions is a fantastic company that puts focus on its people and their personal growth. By investing back into their people, they have harbored an environment that breeds uncapped opportunity and potential, both for the individual, and for the company as a whole. I look forward to being part of the future and growth of Storage Solutions and am excited for the years to come!”

Want to become part of the Storage Solutions team? Apply here today!

ProMat 2019

We are close to the beginning of ProMat in the Windy City! The show starts Monday, April 8th and will run through Thursday, the 11th at the McCormick Place in Chicago, and Storage Solutions will be there!

What is ProMat?

This trade show is the hub of the manufacturing and supply chain industry. With so many attendees showing off their newest ideas and services, ProMat is the place to be when it comes to being in the know. You can learn more about the show on their website here.

What does ProMat attendance mean for Storage Solutions? We have been attending this tradeshow for as long as its existence, nearly 20 years. One of our employees, Tim Fonderoli, will be going to his 17th show! Every year, our employees share and bring back great ideas and innovative practices to help service our customers better.

Nick Nigro, one of our National Account Managers, will be a first-time attendee and is excited to experience the show.

“This is a great opportunity to meet and build relationships with people in all categories of the material handling and logistics industry. I am pretty excited about that!

Storage Solutions representatives will be in Chicago for the entirety of the show (April 8-11), so make sure you say hello! Will you be at ProMat? If so, let us know and see all the other trade shows we will be attending in 2019 here!

Employee of the Year: Kenny
Employee of the Year: Kenny

Congratulations!

On behalf of Storage Solutions, we are excited to announce Kenny Casey as the 2018 Employee of the Year!

Kenny is the Warehouse Manager here at Storage Solutions. Within this position, he is responsible for overseeing the operation of our warehouse. This includes everything from being responsible for determining product handling and storage requirements, developing, implementing and evaluating policies and procedures, to inventory management. Kenny has been with the company for 15 years and was recognized for his creative problem-solving abilities. In his free time, you will find him either singing karaoke or cruising around town on his Harley.

All of us at Storage Solutions would like to thank Kenny for his hard work and dedication over the years. We look forward to many more successful years with him as a part of our team!

Thoughts from the office:

“Kenny lights up a room, is honestly funny, and would give the shirt off his back to help you when in need.  He works very hard and owns his work.  He is always willing to work with you to troubleshoot issues that involve his team & offer advice.  It’s apparent that he loves this company, and appreciates my sales role, even when I sometimes make his day more difficult.  In the end, he is always willing to help, and knows that the team effort is what drives our success.”

“Kenny is a leader and team player; he is always willing to do whatever it takes to assist with a product, shipping, and guidance. Not only is Kenny a valued employee he is a genuine person who cares about everyone. I’m honored to be his co-worker, teammate, and friend.”

David Osogwin
David Osogwin

Welcome, David Osogwin!

We are excited to add David Osogwin to our ever-growing team! David will be joining us as a Project Manager, a role that he is no stranger to. Before his project management days, David worked as an electro-cardiology technician at St. Vincent Hospital during his time at IUPUI, where he studied Economics. Most recently, he was a managing partner in the foodservice industry, showing his ability to handle many moving parts in multiple different industries.

David loves spending time with his family, which consists of his wife and two daughters, who are huge fans of outdoor activities like hiking and camping. David will also go golfing as much as he can, even though he says that he’s not the greatest at it.

What are you most excited for at Storage Solutions?

“I am extremely excited to work with such a well-established company and alongside such a great team of professionals. I am very excited to start a new chapter of my career in an industry that is new to me as well as an industry that is currently growing and innovating. Also, I am very optimistic to work  with this company that is preparing for and proactively trying to solve the challenges and changes of material handlers’ needs with automation, robotics, and new solutions to storage and inventory management.”

Want to become part of the Storage Solutions team? Apply here today!

Jordan Fears Headshot
Jordan Fears Headshot

Welcome, Jordan Fears!

We would like to extend a warm welcome to our newest employee, Jordan Fears. With over 2 years of experience, Jordan will be a great addition to the Storage Solutions team in his role as a Sales Support Associate. Jordan will be working from our Kansas City office. Before, Jordan worked for RC-N-I Inc., where he was the Director of Operations. In that role he was responsible for managing projects, crews, payroll, and estimating jobs. Jordan is a graduate from the University of Missouri Kansas City where he earned his MBA.

Outside the office, Jordan is a big fan of the outdoors – he enjoys fishing and deer hunting. He also spends his time playing sports, especially soccer and baseball. Fun fact, he was the batboy for the Kansas City Royals all throughout high school and college. And in case you were wondering, yes, that includes the season they won their last World Series.

What are you most excited to do at Storage Solutions?

“I’m very excited to be in the market of material handling systems. I feel like with the growth in e-commerce and the development of automated technologies the demand for warehouses is just starting to take off. I like talking with warehouse and business owners about their operation and developing a plan that fits the needs of their facility. I’m looking forward to all the different people I will meet and the different projects I will be a part of.”