Improving Network Performance and Capacity at an Industrial Supply Center
- Cybersecurity & Privacy - Network Security
- Networks & Connectivity - Network Management & Analysis Software
- Equipment & Machinery
- National Security & Defense
- Product Research & Development
- Inventory Management
- Time Sensitive Networking
- Hardware Design & Engineering Services
- System Integration
A Fortune 500 industrial supply company experienced consistent network failures multiple times per day when it opened a new distribution center. This downtime halted automation and forced staff to fulfill orders manually, ultimately slowing deliveries and straining customer and supplier relationships. Revenue fell, and future sales were affected. All this when the new center was operating only at 10-20% capacity.
About The Customer
The customer is a Fortune 500 industrial supply company that prides itself on quick delivery of a wide range of products. They needed to ramp up capacity to 100% at their new distribution center but were experiencing consistent network failures that were impacting their operations and customer relationships.
Belden performed an in-depth Network Assessment evaluating the existing network’s hardware, configuration, backup systems, scalability, and security posture. Belden identified actionable recommendations to address and resolve the primary causes of the new facility’s system failures, delays, and poor network performance. The recommendations included segmenting the overall network, implementing proactive management, implementing Precision Time Protocol (PTP) for precise timing, employing cable management best practices, and preventing unnecessary network traffic.
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