Frank Laudino knew it was time to update his company’s wireless LAN, but didn’t know when the company had the time to do it. Laudino is CIO of Aaron & Company, a thriving plumbing, heating, cooling and sheet metal supply wholesaler serving New Jersey and Eastern Pennsylvania.
The company’s 100,000 square foot warehouse runs two shifts Mondays through Friday and one on Saturday. At any given time there are about 25 workers with mobile computers connected to the wireless network to receive order picking instructions from the company’s Eclipse warehouse management system (WMS). Without the wireless LAN, order fulfillment would come to a standstill.