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TransTech Consulting project with Random House featured in Modern Material Handling

Posted by Blue Horseshoe on Nov 17, 2011 11:02:31 AM

Random House, the world’s largest English language trade book publisher is featured as the cover story in this month’s Modern Material Handling.

Random House increases speed to market

Random House’s new picking methodology aggregates orders for faster turnaround times and speedier delivery to the market. Read Article>

The story details the successful design and implementation of their new tilt-tray sortation system that has allowed them to beat their competition to market and reduce order turnaround times by nearly 50%. TransTech Consulting, a Blue Horseshoe company, was originally contracted to develop the technical requirements for the system, generate a Request for Proposal (RFP) and solicit bids from appropriate vendors.

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Working collaboratively with the selected provider, Intelligrated, TransTech led the Random House team through the functional design, comprehensive testing and extensive training phases of the project. Additionally TransTech worked with the existing support systems operating in the facility to ensure a seamless integration.

Random House prides itself on having the finest distribution system in the book publishing industry. It was recently named’s “Distributor of the Year” for its efforts on behalf of the third-party publishing clients that are overseen by the Random House Publisher Services group.

“By putting in this system, we can accommodate our growth and we can get our physical books to our customers faster than other publishers” said Annette Danek, vice president of fulfillment.


TransTech Consulting, A Blue Horseshoe Company is a privately held management consulting firm that has been providing expert supply chain consulting solutions to Fortune 500 and mid-market businesses throughout the world since 1983. Based in North America, TransTech assesses business needs and applies world-class business applications to improve profitability and increase efficiency. For more about TransTech,

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