Parcel and Package Handling

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FedEx Group Support Package Handling

The DSI Advantage

Design Systems, Inc. is a client-focused professional services firm providing Engineering and Consulting services to parcel and package clients across North America. Highly experienced with a diverse engineering skill set, Design Systems, Inc. supports clients with process design and professional Project Management services from concept through commissioning. Our goal is to be an extension of our customer’s engineering team and support the execution of their projects. Our team provides engineering support to help our customer ensure on-schedule start-ups, reduce project costs, and work with contractors to improve First Time Right (FTR) engineering and installation practices.

DSI Services

  • Material handling installation management / project management
  • Vendor approval review
  • Punch list support – mechanical, electrical, and facilities
  • Concept design
  • Bid package support
  • Launch support
  • 3D Scanning
  • 2D / 3D modeling – site plan detailed drawings and as-builts
  • Specification development
  • Throughput studies and improvement
  • Simulation
  • Maintenance planning
  • Safety reviews, standard development and designs

Boots On The Ground Support

Design Systems, Inc. has been an extension of the FedEx engineering team for close to a decade providing on-site commissioning support. With locations in USA, Mexico and Canada, we can support all North American FedEx locations as a full-service engineering partner.

FedEx Express Support

FedEx Indianapolis Hub Expansion

DSI currently is supporting this project under the Program Administrator. This on-site team is responsible for managing all material handling installation activities including adherence to specifications, drawing reviews, schedule, contractor coordination, testing, commissioning and buyoff.

FedEx Ontario, CA Facility

In addition, DSI supported the Ontario, CA project again under the Program Administrator. The DSI team supported by managing all material handling installation activities.

FedEx Ground Support

Material Handling Punch Listing

Electrical and mechanical inspections against FedEx specifications, OSHA/NEC requirements, and local codes.

Launch Support

Throughput reporting and system debug.

Bid Package Support

Concept layout design for greenfield and brownfield facilities and written scope or work and specifications.

Approvals and As-built Drawing Support

Review vendor submittals against customer specifications for design buyoff.

Support Coverage

DSI has supported 350+ projects on-site in the USA and Canada over 8+ years.

Laser Scanning

  • Captures your facility, building, and equipment to bring it to your desktop using laser scanning.
  • Processing data to meet your project needs for internal use and for distribution to your vendors.
  • Provides accurate engineering and coordination of data.
  • Reduce project schedule duration by decreasing on-site time, identifying interferences early, and improved communication between all stakeholders.

Program Management

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Project Lifecycle Phases

Delivering Projects On Budget, On Target, On Time….Every Time!

Controlling The Triple Constraint Triangle

“I want it Good, Fast and Cheap.” In response you likely have also heard “I can give you any two of those.”

Helping the customer understand and find the balance between these seemingly diametrically opposed constraints is the responsibility of Program Management. Checks and balances of these variables is constantly monitored and opportunities for improvement are identified.

Project Balance Infographic

Strategic Resources Team – Tailored To Your Project Strategy

Our Program Managers understand manufacturing and have broad knowledge and diverse skills. We identify needs to ensure that every area of the plan is covered and avoid unexpected complications and cost over-runs. Project success requires having the right subject matter experts and engineers. Our large staff allows us to draw from a pool of well qualified individuals.

Concept Through Commission

Program Management Services has been at our core since DSI’s inception in 1983. Through this time very robust tools and procedures have been developed for each program phase. Project phases may require more / less resources with differing skill sets. Having qualified personnel assures the transition from phase to phase continues seamlessly.

Industries Served

Program Management has been provided for Aerospace, Appliances, Defense, E-Commerce, Food & Beverage, Foundry, Heavy Equipment, Motor Vehicles, Paper, Parcel Handling, Pharmaceutical, Textile, Tire & Rubber and many others.

We Have Been Providing Our Cumulative & Progressive Application of Program Management Control Techniques For Decades With Proven Track Record.