S&S Tire was founded in 1974 as a single retail store in Lexington, KY. Today, S&S Tire is one of the country’s most successful independent tire distributors, operating eight retail tire stores, eighteen commercial truck tire centers, three tire retreading plants, and ten wholesale tire distribution centers across fifteen states. They supply independent tire dealers and auto dealerships with a large variety of major brand tires.
S&S Tire has experienced rapid growth in the past few years and needed to become more efficient in its warehouses to service growing customer demand. The lack of defined bin locations in its warehouses made locating tires difficult, time consuming, and costly. In addition, the continuing proliferation of tire brands and sizes caused an inefficient use of space resulting in workers having to travel further than necessary to fulfill customer orders. Efficiency was a serious concern and in order to continue to grow, the company had to address the situation.